Sooners Travel to Texas for Jim West Challenge – University of Oklahoma – Soonersports.com

Oct. 17-18 / 54 Holes / San Marcos, Texas / Kissing Tree Golf Club / Live Scoring

NORMAN – The Oklahoma women’s golf team travels to Texas for the second time during their fall campaign to compete in the annual Jim West Challenge Oct. 17-18 at the Kissing Tree Golf Club – a par-72, 6,287-yard course. Competition will begin Sunday with 36 holes and conclude Monday with the final 18 holes. Both days will feature an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start and be broadcast on ESPN+.

The Sooners last competed at the Illini Invitational at Medinah Golf Club. OU was led by Meagan and Libby Winans, who each finished tied for 27th with a pair of even-par 216s. It marked the second tournament of the fall slate that M. Winans led the OU contingent. 

L. Winans is at stage-2 of LPGA Q-school and will be absent in the lineup for the first time this fall. 

Hannah Screen, Mikhaela Fortuna, Maria Fernanda Martinez and Nina Lang finish out the lineup for the Jim West Challenge. 

Screen finished third in the lineup at the Illini Invite, and tallied a 2-over 218 (T37th). She has been in the lineup for all three fall states with Fortuna and M.Winans. 

Fernanda Martinez returns to the lineup after not competing last weekend, while Lang competes in back-to-back tournaments for the Sooners after playing in the Schooner Fall Classic as an individual. 

OU LINEUP

Meagan Winans, Fr., Richardson, Texas: Made first career appearance in the Crimson and Cream at the Sam Golden Invitational … Finished tied with Screen at the Sam Golden with a 1-under 216 … Led the OU lineup at the Schooner Fall Classic, finishing with a 4-over 214 to finish tied for 22nd … Tied with sister, Libby Winans, for the team lead at the Illini Invitational … Sister, Libby, is a senior on the OU women’s golf team. 

Hannah Screen, Sr., London, U.K.: Two NCAA Regional appearances (2021 at Columba, 2019 at Auburn) … In second season with the Sooner after transferring from Houston where she was All-AAC and led the Cougars to an AAC title … 71.70 scoring average would be lowest in program history … Led Sooners at five tournaments in 2020-21, including T4 at Big 12 Championship … 2021 All-Big 12 honoree … 2021 All-American honorable mention.

Mikhaela Fortuna, Sr., Manila, Philippines:  Two NCAA Regional appearances (2021 at Columbus, 2019 in Norman) …  Second-lowest scoring average (72.85) in OU history … Played in four events for the Sooners in the spring of 2021 after sitting out fall season … Posted T12 finish at the Big 12 Championship and was in second after the first round … Six of her nine rounds in 2021 are par or better … Career-best finish is T7, accomplished three times … 3-0 at Big 12 match play in 2021 … Second-lowest single-season scoring average (71.90) in OU history as a sophomore … Led OU at the 2021 Sam Golden Invitational, firing off rounds of 70-68-69 for a 9-under 207.

Maria Fernanda Martinez, R-Jr., Veracruz, Mexico: First appearance at an NCAA Regional in 2021 in Columbus, Ohio … Career scoring average of 74.34 is 12th-lowest in OU history … Tied career-best finish of T19 at the Big 12 Championship, posting back-to-back 70s to close the tournament … Advanced to round of 32 at the USGA Women’s Am Four Ball with sister Maria Jose, who plays at Houston … Made two appearances in the OU lineup this season … Tallied a career-low 68 at the Sam Golden Invitational.

Nina Lang, So., Ingoldtadt, Germany: Competed at Baylor in 2020-21 .. Finished inside the top-20 in three of her four events with the Lady Bears … First appearance in the OU lineup was at the Illini Invitational … Competed as an individual at Schooner Fall Classic, finishing tied for 27th. 

THE FIELD

No. 2 Oklahoma State 

No. 14 Texas A&M

No. 16 Florida State

No. 22 TCU

No. 24 Texas Tech

No. 30 (RV) Oklahoma

No. 34 (RV) Miami

Houston

Kent State

Missouri

New Mexico

Tennessee

Texas State

Tulsa

UNLV

THE COURSE

All three rounds will be played at Kissing Tree Golf Club (par-72, 6,287 yard course).

FORMAT

Fifty-four holes will be played over two days with 36 holes being played Sunday, Oct. 17 and the final 18 on Monday, Oct. 18. Both rounds are an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. 

BROADCAST

The tournament will be streamed on ESPN+ with Sunday’s broadcast starting at 11 a.m. and Monday’s beginning at 8:30 a.m.

LIVE STATS

Live scoring and final results will be posted on GolfStat.com. A full recap will be posted on SoonerSports.com following the completion of rounds each day.