Maddison Hinson-Tolchard of Oklahoma State was named the 2021-22 Big 12 Women’s Golf Player of the Year, while TCU’s Caitlyn Macnab was named Rookie of the Year and Ryan Murphy of Texas , won his fourth Coach of the Year award. The awards were selected by Conference head coaches.
Hinson-Tolchard has won two tournaments this year and finished in the top 20 in the standings 10 times and in the top 25 at 12 events. The second played in 13 tournaments for the Cowgirls and in her 37 rounds of work she averaged 71.65. The 2022 Stillwater NCAA Individual Regional Champion was named to the second-team All-American for the season and advanced to the final round of stroke play at the NCAA Championships where she finished tied for 31st. She finished the year with nine rounds in the 60s, including a season-low 66 in the second round of Mountain View Collegiate in March. Hinson-Tolchard is the second consecutive Cowgirl to be voted Big 12 Player of the Year (Maja Stark, 2021).
Macnab was one of four freshmen named a Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) honorable mention All-American this season. The native of Johannesburg, South Africa, finished her first season at TCU with several school records, including an average of 71.5 strokes, 22 rounds of par or better, 130 birdies and seven eagles. His score of 13 under 203 at the Jim West Challenge was a school record and earned him a second-place finish. It was one of six Macnab top 10s, including five in the top five. Macnab was also listed as a first-team All-Big 12 varsity member and is the first horned frog to receive the Freshman of the Year award.
Murphy coached the Longhorns to 13th place in the NCAA Championship. It was the fifth consecutive top-15 finish in the NCAA Championship and the sixth consecutive year UT has earned a championship bid, all under Murphy. Texas has finished in the top five as a team a total of eight times in 2021-22. Murphy coached Texas to victory in the 2022 Big 12 Championship, its fourth victory in its last five conference championship appearances.
The All-Big 12 Women’s Golf Team was formulated by an average of Golfstat and Golfweek’s final season rankings after the NCAA Championship. The 10 golfers with the highest ranking average were selected to the team with Oklahoma State’s 2022 Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship medalist Lianna Bailey. Baylor led with three selections, while Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas each had two represented on the team.
Big 12 Women’s Golf Awards 2021-22
Golfer of the Year: Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, Oklahoma State
First year of the year: Caitlyn Macnab, TCU
Coach of the Year: Ryan Murphy, Texas
All Big 12 Team
Rosie Belsham, Baylor, So.
Gurleen Kaur, Baylor, Sr.
Britta Snyder, Baylor, So.
Taglao Jeeravivitaporn, Iowa State, Jr.
Lianna Bailey, Oklahoma State, Sr.
Maddison Hinson-Tolchard, Oklahoma State, So.
Sabrina Iqbal, TCU, Sr.
Caitlyn Macnab, TCU, Fr.
Sara Kouskova, Texas, Sr.
Bohyun Park, Texas, p.
Amy Taylor, Texas Tech, Sr.