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BELA-BELA, Limpopo — Former Texas Tech golfer Clement Sordet birdied the first hole of a playoff on Sunday to win the SDC Open over South African Ruan Conradie.
Sordet and Conradie finished regulation tied at 21 under par after Sordet shook off two bogeys in his first four holes to shoot a final-round 67 and Conradie closed with a 68.
“It is really special,” Sordet said in a story on the Sunshine Tour website. “The past few years have been tough and it’s really nice to get a win here in South Africa.
“I felt pretty good for the playoff. I was playing well all day. I hit a good drive and had a chance to go for the green. Ruan laid up and I hit a 3-iron onto the green and two-putted for the win. It was exactly the same putt which I missed in regulation play, so I knew the line.”
It was the 29-year-old Frenchman’s fifth career title on the Challenge Tour, the second-level men’s tour in Europe. The tournament at Zebula Golf Estate and Spa in South Africa was co-sanctioned by the Challenge Tour and the Sunshine Tour, the latter based in southern and east Africa.
Sordet played for the Red Raiders from 2011-15.
Metka Komac, Avelina Sayfetdinova and Margarita Skriabina won singles matches in straight sets, helping No. 34 Texas Tech beat West Virginia 4-0 Sunday for its second Big 12 victory in three days at the McLeod Tennis Center.
Komac shut out Momoko Nagato 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles. Sayfetdinova downed Ting-Pei Chang 6-2, 6-1 on the No. 3 court, and Skriabina downed Kendall Kovick 6-1, 6-2 on the No. 1 court.
Tech took a 1-0 lead as Skriabina paired with Cristina Tiglea and Sayfetdinova teamed with Kailey Evans to win the best-of-three doubles point.
West Virginia (7-11, 0-4) lost for the eighth time in nine matches.
Later Sunday, Tech (13-7, 3-3) shut out the University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley (10-7) by 4-0 in a non-conference match. The Red Raiders won the doubles point, and Komac, Evans and Sayfetdinova won the first three singles matches to finish on the Nos. 4, 5 and 3 courts.
The Red Raiders won four matches over three days. They beat No. 28 Iowa State 4-2 on Friday and the University of Denver 4-0 on Saturday.
STILLWATER, Okla. — Miranda Elish hit a grand slam and a two-run homer in a 12-run first inning as No. 7 Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech 16-2 Sunday to sweep the first Big 12 series of the season.
Oklahoma State (24-6, 3-0) outscored Tech (17-15, 0-3) by 32-3 over the three games after the Red Raiders came in on a nine-game win streak.
The Cowgirls hit five home runs in the first and another in the second. After Tech’s Payton Jackson homered in the top of the first, Elish’s grand slam made the score 4-1 and Sydney Pennington’s two-run drive made it 6-1.
A solo shot by Karli Petty, an RBI single from Brianna Evans and a two-run blast by Kiley Naomi increased the lead to 10-1 before Elish’s second homer of the inning.
Pennington homered again in the second.
Kendall Fritz (11-6) allowed the first five runs before being lifted with one out in the first, and the Cowgirls added two runs off Morgan Hornback, five against Maddie Kuehl and four off Erna Carlin.