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Former Cowgirls Compete In Australia For ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open

A few former Oklahoma State Cowgirls have made the trip to Australia this week for the Women's Australian Open. They're hoping to make the trip back home with a trophy in tow!

Pernilla Lindberg is eyeing a good finish in this year's Australian Open
Pernilla Lindberg is eyeing a good finish in this year's Australian Open
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The Oklahoma State Women's Golf Team has a fair share of players who go on to compete at the next level just like the Men's Team.  The women who go on to compete at the highest level represent the University well and are definitely worth following.  We'll be following them wherever they go this year and keeping up with how they're playing.

This week the ladies are in Australia for the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open.  The tournament is being held at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia.  Three Cowgirls are in the field looking to become the next champion of this longstanding event.

Pernilla Lindberg

Pernilla came to Oklahoma State from Sweden, and she has represented OSU well since turning pro.  She visited The Golf Channel last week as a guest on their show Morning Drive.  She discussed the culture shock she experienced moving from Sweden to Oklahoma but in her words, "At Oklahoma State they took good care of me..."  It's a great interview and you can watch the rest of it here.  She also showed off some good drills she works on that should help her improve on her T-45 finish at the 2014 Australian Open.  Pernilla has improved her world ranking every year since turning pro, and coming off her best season as a pro in 2014, she has the confidence coming into 2015 to keep up that trend.

Caroline Masson

Caroline spent a year at Oklahoma State before deciding to turn pro in 2009.  She is coming off of a successful 2014 where she saw the weekend in 23 of the 28 LPGA events she entered.  Caroline is the highest ranked German in the field this week and would like to improve on her T-28 finish in last year's event.  If she can keep up the momentum from her 2014 season, I don't think she will have any problem climbing the leaderboard this week.

Karin Sjodin

Karin, another Swede, did not play in the 2014 edition of the Australian Open and is looking to improve on her last appearance in 2013 when she missed the cut.  Karin has had a very successful career since turning pro in 2005 with her best year coming in 2012 where she made 19 of 23 cuts.  Injury has slowed her down recently, but I'm looking forward to Karin getting back to her 2012 form starting this week in Australia.

How to Watch

WED - 2/18: Golf Channel- 10 PM-1 AM (CST) (Replay Thur. 12:30 PM-3:30 PM)
THUR - 2/19: Golf Channel- 10:30 PM-1 AM (CST) (Replay Fri. 12:30 PM-3:30 PM)
FRI - 2/20: Golf Channel- 10:30 PM-1 AM (CST) (Replay Sat. 2 PM-5 PM)
SAT - 2/21: Golf Channel- 8 PM-1 AM (CST) (Replay Sun. 2 PM-5:30 PM)

Stay up late or catch the replays and cheer on these former Pokes!  It should be a fun week in Australia, and hopefully one of them can come home with a victory!

Go low, Cowgirls!