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Spring college golf preview: Big 12 women

Getty Images previews the 2019 spring season in women's college golf, from teams and players to watch to picks to win. Here we dive into the Big 12:

Big 12

Championship info: April 14-16, Golf Club of Oklahoma, Broken Arrow, Okla.

Recent champions: Texas (2018), Texas (2017), Oklahoma State (2016), Baylor (2015), Oklahoma (2014)

Team rankings: Texas (2), TCU (21), Oklahoma (24), Baylor (35), Texas Tech (52), Iowa State (54), Kansas (58), Oklahoma State (74), Kansas State (101)

Midseason All-Conference Team: Kaitlyn Papp, Soph., Texas (13); Hailee Cooper, Fr., Texas (19); Sofia Garcia, Soph., Texas Tech (32); Greta Voelker, Jr., Texas (44); Kaitlin Milligan, Soph., Oklahoma (51)

What to watch: Texas we be trying to three-peat this spring, and the chances of that happening are good. Sophomore Kaitlyn Papp and freshman Hailee Cooper form a nice one-two punch atop the lineup. The Longhorns didn’t finish outside the top 4 in the fall and won their home tournament, the Betsy Rawls Invitational. … TCU started the fall slow in Vail, but won twice and was runner-up at the Battle at the Beach. … Oklahoma lost three seniors from last year, but Kaitlin Milligan is off to a strong start in her sophomore campaign. … Texas Tech might be ranked outside the top 50, but the Red Raiders have a real contender for the Big 12 individual title. Sofia Garcia had three top 10s during the fall, including a win.

Pick to win: Texas