DECADES OF DOMINANCE - TULSA WOMEN'S GOLF
Dale McNamara becomes the TU head coach on a volunteer basis. Tulsa won the Kansas Invitational, which was only the second tournament ever entered. Brenda Moyers took medalist honors at the Kansas Invitational.
TEAM MEMBERS: Brenda Moyers, Judy Grayston, Terri Streck, and Lindsay Wetzel.
1975-76 AIAW NATIONAL RUNNERS-UP
Top junior golfer Nancy Lopez signs with Tulsa. TU wins six of nine tournaments with Lopez taking medalist honors six times. The Hurricane placed second in AIAW National tournament with Lopez winning the national championship.
TEAM MEMBERS: Nancy Lopez, Nancy Aaronson, Cathy Reynolds, Lisa Perkinson, Lindsay Wetzel, Brenda Moyers, and Terri Streck.
1976-77 AIAW NATIONAL RUNNERS-UP
Tulsa wins seven of 10 tournaments. TU places second in the AIAW National tournament for the second straight year. Lopez took medalist honors in five tournaments and placed second at the AIAW tournament. Lopez turned professional after her sophomore season.
TEAM MEMBERS: Nancy Lopez, Brenda Moyers, Nancy Aaronson, Dayna Benson, Cathy Reynolds, Lauren Howe, Terri Streck, Holly Hartley.
TU's best finish of the year was a second place finish at the Susie Maxwell-Berning tournament. Holly Hartley was Tulsa's low finisher is seven of nine tourneys. The Hurricane rallied to place eighth at the AIAW National Championship with Hartley placing fourth.
TEAM MEMBERS: Nancy Aaronson, Holly Hartley, Dee Dee Lasker, Terri Streck, Brenda Moyers, Mari McDougall, Laura Hurlbut.
Tulsa's lone tournament victory was the Betsy Rawls Invitational with Carolyn Hill taking medalist honors. Hill took medalist honors at the Tucker Invitational, while Holly Hartley placed first at the Texas A&M Women's Invitational. TU placed third at six tournaments including the AIAW National Championship. Hill placed second and LuLong Hartley seventh at the AIAW tournament.
TEAM MEMBERS: Carolyn Hill, LuLong Hartley, Dee Dee Lasker, Holly Hartley, Lori Castillo, Linda Brown, Laura Hurlbut, Mari McDougall.
1979-80 AIAW NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
TU wins first four tournaments of the year, while freshman sensation Sharon Barrett had first place finishes in Tulsa's first five tournaments. TU placed second twice and won the school's first-ever national championship, winning the AIAW title behind Barrett and fellow freshman Kathy Baker's sixth place finishes.
TEAM MEMBERS: Kathy Baker, Sharon Barrett, Dee Dee Lasker, LuLong Hartley, Lori Castillo, Mari McDougall.
Tulsa's only tournament victory was at its own Nancy Lopez Invitational as Barb Thomas took medalist honors. Tulsa placed fourth at the AIAW National Championship as Dee Dee Lasker finished 11th. TU had three second and third place finishes throughout the year.
TEAM MEMBERS: Kathy Baker, Dee Dee Lasker, LuLong Hartley, Colleen Binkiewicz, Barb Thomas, Tammy Welborn, Marna White.
1981-82 NCAA CHAMPIONS â€˘ AIAW NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Winners of five regular season tournaments as well as the AIAW and NCAA National Championships, Tulsa placed an individual in the top ten in all 12 tournaments. TU won a third consecutive Nancy Lopez Invitational. Kathy Baker was the medalist at the NCAA tournament and placed ninth at the AIAW tournament, while freshman Jody Rosenthal placed second and Barb Thomas third at the NCAA tournament.
TEAM MEMBERS: Kathy Baker, LuLong Hartley, Dee Dee Lasker, Holley Morris, Jody Rosenthal, Colleen Binkiewicz, Antonella Manuli, Barb Thomas, Tammy Welborn, Marna White.
1982-83 NCAA RUNNERS-UP
TU placed second at the NCAA championship with Jody Rosenthal placing third. TU placed first in three tournaments, second in two, and third at five tourneys. Tulsa won a fourths straight Nancy Lopez Invitational. TU had an individual place in the top 10 in all 11 tourneys.
TEAM MEMBERS: Kathy Baker, Colleen Binkiewicz, Patty Atkins, Diane Dickman, Holley Morris, Jody Rosenthal, Antonella Manuli, Barb Thomas, Tammy Welborn.
Won seven titles in eleven outings. Tulsa ranked number one in the nation for most of the year according to the NCAA computer rankings. Frosh Kim Gardner took medalist honors in two tournaments, while Rosenthal also won two tournament titles. TU placed sixth at the NCAA tourney with sophomore Diane Dickman placing in a tie for 18th.
TEAM MEMBERS: Nancy Callan, Diane Dickman, Kim Gardner, Adele Lukken, Holley Morris, Jody Rosenthal, Tammy Welborn.
Captured eight tournament titles in 13 outings. TU had six individual first place finishes, three individual second place finishes, and three individual third place finishes. TU freshmen Carey Ruffer and Melissa McNamara won back-to-back titles. Ruffer won her first tournament (Cowgirl Invitational), while McNamara won the second tournament of the year (Nancy Lopez Invitational). Jody Rosenthal took medalist honors in four out of five spring tournaments. She led TU to a second-place finish in the NCAA Champiosnhip as she placed second individually.
TEAM MEMBERS: Nancy Callan, Diane Dickman, Kim Gardner, Adele Lukken, Melissa McNamara, Holley Morris, Jody Rosenthal, Carey Ruffer
The TU women captured two out of three fall tournaments and continued on a roll in the spring with two first place finishes in the first three tournaments. The Hurricane was ranked number one in the nation for most of the year, but finished fifth in the NCAA Championship.
TEAM MEMBERS: Adele Lukken, Diane Dickman, Melissa McNamara, Carey Ruffer, Margaret Kelt, Joan Pitcock, Kim Gardner.
Tulsa had to go through the spring season with only four golfers, as junior Carey Ruffer suffered an injury to her elbow. The best finish of the season for the TU golfers was second place in Tulsa's own Nancy Lopez Invitational during the fall season. Ruffer, who played in all four fall tournaments, finished tied for third in the Lopez, while Melissa McNamara placed sixth individually. The best spring finish for the Hurricane was sixth place at the Women's Southern Intercollegiate. McNamara and U.S. International's Laurette Maritz shared medalist honors at the Women's Southern. McNamara finished the year with seven top 10 finishes in 10 tournaments and represented Tulsa at the NCAA Championship.
TEAM MEMBERS: Margaret Kelt, Blue Kinander, Melissa McNamara, Carey Ruffer, Cathy Stevens.
1987-88 NCAA CHAMPIONS
Tulsa won the national championship with a record nine-under par 1,175. Senior Melissa McNamara was the individual medalist with a nine-under 287 for the four-day event. In addition, the Hurricane won three in-season tournament titles and placed second three times as well during the season. Junior Margaret Kelt won medalist honors at the Stanford Intercollegiate. The addition of freshmen Caryn Louw and Kelly Robbins strengthened the TU squad and made Tulsa a contender for the national championship.
TEAM MEMBERS: Margaret Kelt, Blue Kinander, Caryn Louw, Melissa McNamara, Kelly Robbins, Kelli Ross.
1988-89 NCAA RUNNERS-UP
Tulsa was one hole from winning a second straight NCAA national championship. Tulsa placed second at the NCAA event behind San Jose State. Southern Cal transfer Cathy Mockett, a junior, placed sixth at the NCAA Championship. During the season, Tulsa placed in the top three in nine of 10 tournaments. The Hurricane won their own PING Tour Tulsa and the Lady Gator Invitational. Mockett had five top-10 performances on the season, while senior Margaret Kelt and sophomores Caryn Louw and Kelly Robbins had two top 10 finishes apiece. As a team, the women golfers had a combined 3.4 grade point average as well as placing second in the country in golf.
TEAM MEMBERS: Margaret Kelt, Blue Kinander, Cathy Mockett, Caryn Louw, Kelly Robbins, Dana Chase, Lisa Del Prete, Michelle Malkin.
Tulsa placed fifth at the NCAA Championship. The Hurricane landed Kelly Robbins on the first-team All-America squad as Cathy Mockett and Carin Hjalmarsson earned second-team honors. Tulsa began the season with three straight tournament wins in the fall, including the Dick McGuire Invitational, PING Tour Tulsa, and the Pat Bradley Invitational. The Hurricane began the fall with another first place finish at the OSU Guadalajara Intercollegiate. Tulsa's Kelly Robbins placed in the top 10 in nine of Tulsa's 10 tournaments, including medalist honors at the Dick McGuire Invitational and the Lady Sun Devil Invitational. Senior Blue Kinander finished first at the Pat Bradley Invitational. Fellow senior Cathy Mockett had nine top 20 finishes during the year, including five top 10 finishes. Robbins and Mockett were ranked second and third in the nation for most of the season, while freshman Carin Hjalmarsson was ranked in the top 20 in the nation for most of the year as well.
TEAM MEMBERS: Lisa Del Prete, Carin Hjalmarsson, Blue Kinander, Michelle Malkin, Cathy Mockett, Kelly Robbins, Angie Wilson.
Tulsa was led by senior All-American Kelly Robbins with three first place finishes, while the team was ranked 11th nationally in the NCAA computer ratings at the end of the regular season. Tulsa placed ninth at the NCAA Championship as Robbins captured third place honors. Robbins, who finished in the top 15 in all 11 tournaments, won medalist honors at the PING Tour Tulsa, OSU Guadalajara Intercollegiate and the Lady Sun Devil Invitational. She placed in the top three in seven tournaments. Sophomores Terri Thompson, a transfer from USC, and Carin Hjalmarsson had 10 and seven top-20 finishes, respectively. Tulsa's only tournament win was at their own PING Tour Tulsa, while finishing in the top five in eight of the remaining 10 tournaments. Robbins earned first-team All-America honors, while Thompson was named to the honorable mention squad. Sophomores Carin Hjalmarsson and Angie Wilson earned Academic All-America honors.
TEAM MEMBERS: Lisa Del Prete, Carin Hjalmarsson, Kelly Robbins, Terri Thompson, Angie Wilson.
Tulsa had their ups and downs in the 1991-92 season. The Hurricane won two tournament titles, including the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate in the fall season and the OSU Guadalajara Intercollegiate in the spring. What makes the spring tournament win so surprising was that the Hurricane women did it without one of their leaders from the fall, Carin Hjalmarsson, who left school to return home to her native Sweden. Freshman Sofie Eriksson and junior Terri Thompson carried the load for the TU women most of the season. Eriksson became the first freshman since Carey Ruffer and Melissa McNamara in 1984-85 to win medalist honors in a tournament, as she captured the individual title at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic. She had eight top 15 finishes out of 10 regular season tournaments. Thompson's best performance was third place at the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Invitational. Thompson had seven top 20 finishes on the year.
TEAM MEMBERS: Lisa Del Prete, Sofie Eriksson, Carin Hjalmarsson, Amy Root, Amanda Seward, Terri Thompson, Angie Wilson (*Hjalmarsson left school after the fall semester to return to her native Sweden and turn professional).
Due to the University's athletic program being placed on probation for violations in the track & field program, the Hurricane women were prevented from competing at the NCAA tournament. Despite that, the Tulsa women again were nationally ranked. Tulsa placed in the top five in four fall tournaments and began the spring season with a first place finish at the Lady Gator Invitational. Individually, sophomore Sofie Eriksson placed in the top 10 in seven of nine tournaments and was selected as a second-team All-America performer. A pair of freshmen Maria Brink and April Packham had top 20 finishes in four and six tournaments, respectively. In the second semester, transfer Lisa Cornwell, cousin of U.S. President Bill Clinton, came on board and had two top 30 finishes in four spring tournaments. Eriksson, Brink and Packham all represented Tulsa as individuals at the NCAA West Regional.
TEAM MEMBERS: Maria Brink, Lisa Cornwell (enrolled for 2nd semester), Lisa Del Prete, Sofie Eriksson, Michele Gard, April Packham, Alejandra Partearroyo, Laurie Robbins (left school after 1st semester), Amanda Sewaard, Angie Wilson.
After being absent from the NCAA Championship the past two years, the Tulsa golfers placed 9th at the NCAA event, after finishing 9th at the NCAA West Region to qualify for the national tournament. With just five golfers available throughout the season, Tulsa garnered three tournament championships, including the UCLA Pioneer Electronic Classic, Golfsmith Betsy Rawls Classic and the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. This was the first year for competition at the MVC tournament, and in addition to the team title, Tulsa also took first, second and fifth place individually with Maria Brink and Sofie Eriksson placing one-two and April Packham coming in fifth place. Dale McNamara was selected as the MVC Coach of the Year. Individually, Eriksson won medalist honors at the Golfsmith/Betsy Rawls Classic, while Brink won the medalist title at that UCLA Pioneer Classic and MVC Championship.
TEAM MEMBERS: Maria Brink, Sofie Eriksson, April Packham, Alejandra Partearroyo, Amanda Seward
Tulsa came out of the gates solidly in 1994-95 with a first-, second- and third-place finish in three of the first four tournaments. Tulsa captured titleist honors at the prestigious Golf World/ Palmetto Dunes Classic to close out the fall season. Tulsa's other tournament crown came at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, where the Hurricane won by 67 strokes. Other top team performances were second place at the Washington Edean Ihahfeldt Invitational and the UCLA Bruin Classic. The Hurricane failed to qualify for the NCAA Championship with a 13th place showing at the NCAA West Regional. Tulsa senior Sofie Eriksson garnered first-team All-America honors and was also a first-team Academic All-America selection.
TEAM MEMBERS: Sara Beautell, Maria Brink, Sofie Eriksson, Betsy Mueller, April Packham, Alejandra Partearroyo, Lisa Penske
In the last year as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, a league dominated by the TU women for the four years in which the conference sponsored women's sports, Tulsa once again ran away with the MVC title. In addition to that one crown, Tulsa also won the Liz Murphey Intercollegiate as Sara Beautell led the way with a second place performance. At the MVC Championship, Tulsa finished first through fifth place in the individual race, as freshman Filippa Helmersson grabbed medalist honors. Tulsa had a solid third place outing at the NCAA West Regional, before finishing 10th at the NCAA Championship.
TEAM MEMBERS: Sara Beautell, Niina Laitinen, April Packham, Alejandra Partearroyo (first semester only), Lisa Penske, Filippa Helmersson, Jeannie Conard
In the first year as a member of the Western Athletic Conference, the Tulsa women's golf team proved that they would be a stable force in the league. The Hurricane finished second behind fellow national powerhouse San Jose State. Four of Tulsa's five golfers placed among the top-11 at the WAC Championship. On the year, Tulsa placed among the top-5 seven times in 10 outings including a season-best first place performance at the UCLA Bruin Classic, as junior Lisa Penske captured individual medalist honors. Tulsa qualified for the NCAA Championship with an eighth place finish in a field of 20 teams at the West Regional, while also placing eighth at the NCAA Championship. Niina Laitinen led the way at nationals with a ninth place showing, while freshman Christina Kuld placed 16th overall.
TEAM MEMBERS: Filippa Helmersson, Christina Kuld, Niina Laitinen, Lisa Penske, Stacy Rambin, Robin Suttle (first semester only).
Tulsa was the team medalist four times, winning the team titles at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, OSU/SMU Regional Challenge, Pioneer Bruin Classic and the Rainbow Wahine Invitational. Three Tulsa players captured individual medalist honors as Christina Kuld won the Edean Ihlanfeldt title, Filippa Helmersson won the Regional Challenge crown and Niina Laitinen was crowned the WAC Championship medalist. Tulsa split time between Arizona and Arizona State as the nation's number one-ranked team according to the MasterCard Collegiate Rankings. Tulsa finished the season sixth at the NCAA Championship, while Christina Kuld placed runner-up in the individual race at the NCAA event.
TEAM MEMBERS: Coutrney Brosang, Cecilia Ekelundh, Filippa Helmersson, Christina Kuld, Niina Laitinen, Lisa Penske, Stacy Rambin
Tulsa, ranked fourth most of the season in the MasterCard Collegiate Rankings, placed either first or second in five tournaments and finished among the top-5 in all but one event. Senior Niina Laitinen and freshman sensation Stacy Prammanasudh, both first-team Western Athletic Conference performers, led the way for the Hurricane. Prammanasudh placed among the top-20 in all 10 tournaments, while Laitinen had the most victories for any TU golfer - 3 - since the 1990-91 campaign. Laitinen won the Bama Fall Preview, San Jose State Spartan Invitational and her second straight WAC title. Prammanasudh came onto the scene quickly winning in just her third collegiate tournament. She was ranked as the No. 1 golfer in the nation in early March, while staying among the nation's top-5 golfers along with teammate Laitinen the entire spring season. An early season wake-up call hit the Hurricane when junior Stacy Rambin was diagnosed with a brain tumor. On Sept. 6, the tumor was removed and found to be benign. Rambin was back on the course competitively within two months, playing in Tulsa's final seven tournaments. Prammanasudh was named the WAC Freshman of the Year, while Dale McNamara earned Coach of the Year honors in the league. Tulsa, hosting the NCAA Championship at Tulsa Country Club, entered the event ranked sixth nationally, and finished in sixth place. Prammanasudh placed 12th and Rambin finished in 15th place at the NCAA Championships. Prammanasudh was named first -team All-America, while Laitinen was a second-team selection.
TEAM MEMBERS: Courtney Brosang, Filippa Helmersson, Dani Mallon, Niina Laitinen, Stacy Prammanasudh, Stacy Rambin.
Although two seniors were on the squad, Tulsa fielded a rather young team in 1999-2000. Of the seniors Stacy Rambin was a three-year letterwinner, while fellow senior Courtney Brosang had little top-level collegiate experience. Sophomore sensation Stacy Prammanasudh ranked among the top-six in the nation the entire 1999-2000 campaign. She placed among the top-20 in 10 of 11 tournaments and the top-5 in six tournaments. Prammanasudh was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, while fellow sophomore Dani Mallon and Rambin also claimed all-conference honors. A trio of freshmen Maiko Senda, Samantha Thomas and Laura Dillon rounded out the squad. Dillon redshirted, Thomas played in just two tournaments and Senda played in all 10 tournaments turning in her best performance - second place - at the WAC Championships. Tulsa placed 16th at the NCAA Championships, while Prammanasudh finished seventh overall. For the second straight year, Prammanasudh earned first-team All-America honors.
TEAM MEMBERS: Courtney Brosang, Laura Dillon, Dani Mallon, Stacy Prammanasudh, Stacy Rambin, Maiko Senda, Samantha Thomas.
A change at the top occurred when Melissa McNamara took over as head coach of the Golden Hurricane on June 1, 2000 , taking the reigns from her mother, Dale. Tulsa began the season by finishing second at the Topy Cup in Japan, and followed that with a second-place performance at the Dick McGuire Invitational. During the spring season, Tulsa captured first-place peformances in back-to-back tournaments -- the Western Athletic Conference Championship and NCAA Central Regional. Tulsa's best performance was a 25-stroke victory in the Western Athletic Conference Championships, as the Hurricane grabbed a third straight league title. TU scored a two-stroke victory over host Purdue at the NCAA Central Regional three weeks later. Two-time first-team All-American Stacy Prammanasudh paced the Hurricane, finishing among the top-10 in nine of 10 tournaments. She garnered first-place honors at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate and the WAC Championships. A pair of freshman burst onto the scene in the likes of international players Suzie Fisher and Julie Tvede. The pair placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in their first collegiate event. At the WAC Championships, all five Tulsa golfers placed among the top-10, as Prammanasudh took medalist honors, Fisher and sophomore Maiko Senda placed fourth, junior Dani Mallon sixth and Tvede finished ninth. Prammanasudh was named the WAC's Player of the Year for the second straight season, while Fisher earned first-team all-conference merits, and Senda was a second-team pick. The first-year coach, McNamara, was named WAC Coach of the Year.
TEAM MEMBERS: Laura Dillon, Suzie Fisher, Dani Mallon, Stacy Prammanasudh, Maiko Senda, Sarah Strand, Julie Tvede, Samantha Thomas (first semester only).
Due to the U.S. tragedy on September 11, 2001, the golf season was delayed for the Hurricane women, as the Dick McGuire Invitational, Sept. 13-15, was cancelled. The season got underway at the Fall Preview, site of the 2002 NCAA Championship, and the Hurricane women finished in third-place in the 24-team field. The Hurricane won its first of five tournament titles at the Stanford Intercollegiate in the fall, and proceeded in the spring to win four tournament championships in six spring events. Tulsa captured the TRW Regional Challenge to open the spring campaign,and enters the NCAA Championships having won its last three tournament titles. Tulsa won the Ping/ASU Invitational, a fourth straight WAC Championship and a second consecutive NCAA Central Regional crown. The five tournament victories was the most for the Hurricane since the 1984-85 season when Tulsa won eight tournaments. The Hurricane finished in 12th place at the NCAA Championships, but still ended the season ranked third in the national polls. Senior All-American Stacy Prammanasudh was the nation's second-ranked golfer for most of the season, while winning four individual titles and placing among the top-5 in eight of 10 tournaments. She captured medallist honors at the Big 12 Invitational, Stanford Intercollegiate, WAC Championship and the NCAA Central Regional. She was named the WAC Player of the Year for the third straight year, while sophomore Suzie Fisher and senior Dani Mallon joined Prammanasudh as a first-team all-WAC selection. Junior Maiko Senda was a second-team all-WAC pick. Once again Prammandush earned first-team All-America honors. She became just the second TU student-athlete to ever earn first-team All-America honors in all four years of school.
TEAM MEMBERS: Suzie Fisher, Dani Mallon, Stacy Prammanasudh, Maiko Senda, Julie Tvede.
Fomer Hurricane golfer Holley (Morris) Hair took over as head coach at Tulsa. She inherited three upperclassmen and three incoming freshmen. Tulsa opened the season as a young team, and it showed by placing 17th in a field of 18 golfers at the NCAA Fall Preview. However, by the end of the fall campaign the Hurricane had won the team championship at the Landfall Tradition. Tulsa had four top-five finishes in 10 tournaments. The Hurricane also claimed a Western Athletic Conference record fifth league title in late April. Tulsa finished nine strokes ahead of second-place Nevada, while junior Julie Tvede claimed the individual WAC title. Tvede, fellow junior Suzie Fisher and freshman Christine Fernandez earned first-team all-WAC honors, while Hair was named Coach of the Year and Fernandez was named the WAC Freshman of the Year. In the NCAA Central Regionals, Tulsa claimed the eighth and final spot to qualify for the NCAA Championships.
TEAM MEMBERS: Cas Bridge, Christine Fernandez, Suzie Fisher, Courtney Jones, Maiko Senda, Julie Tvede.
Tulsa captured an unprecedented sixth straight Western Athletic Conference Championship as the Hurricane carded rounds of 294-307-296 for an 897 total for a four-stroke lead over second-place San Jose State. Tulsa had four players finish among the top-10 at the league event, including a second place finish by senior Julie Tvede. On the year, Tulsa had five top-5 performances, including second place at the Lady Paladin Invitational, two third-place performances at the Dick McGuire Invitational and The Landfall Tradition, as well as a fifth-place finish at the Lady Puerto Rico Invitational. Tvede and fellow senior Suzie Fisher earned first-team all-WAC honors, while sophomore Cas Bridge was a second-team selection, Lee-Anne Pace was a second semester transfer from Murray State. The Hurricane failed to qualify for the NCAA Championship by finishing in 21st place at the NCAA Central Regional. Tulsa finished the season ranked 23rd nationally in the GolfWeek/Sagarin Ratings and 32nd in the Golfstat rankings.
TEAM MEMBERS: Cas Bridge, Suzie Fisher, Courtney Jones, Anna Christina Kindgren, Lee-Anne Pace, Julie Tvede
In its last year as a member of the Western Athletic Conference, Tulsa went out on top with its seventh straight WAC title, as senior Lee-Anne Pace captured medalist honors. Pace was also named the WACâ€™s Player of the Year, and earned first-team all-WAC honors, while junior Cas Bridge and freshman Michaela Cavener were second-team selections. The Hurricane roster had three freshmen -- Cavener, Leisl Hasbrouck and Polly Travica. In addition to winning the WAC title, Tulsa had a second-place performance at the Susie Maxwell Berning Invitational, and finished in fifth place at the NCAA Central Regional, thus qualifying for the NCAA Championships. The win at the WAC Tournament marked the 18th straight season that Tulsa won at least one tournament title, and also the 29th year out of the programâ€™s 31 years of existence. Tulsa placed 23rd at the NCAA event with its young team. Pace was named to the NGCA All-America second-team, giving Tulsa its 31st first- or second-team All-American since 1976.
TEAM MEMBERS: Cas Bridge, Michaela Cavener, Leisl Hasbrouck, Courtney Jones, Anna-Christina Kindgren, Lee-Anne Pace, Polly Travica
Tulsa became a member of Conference USA beginning with the 2005-06 season, and the Hurricane women golfers finished in third place at the C-USA Championship, breaking a streak of seven straight league titles. Tulsa advanced to the NCAA Central Regional, but finished in 13th place, thus failing to make the NCAA Championship finals. Sophomore Michaela Cavener, who placed among the top-20 in nine of 10 tournaments, earned first-team all-C-USA honors, while fellow sophomore Leisl Hasbrouck was a second-team selection.
TEAM MEMBERS: Laura Beth Bevill, Cas Bridge, Michaela Cavener, Leisl Hasbrouck, Courtney Jones, Anna Christina Kindgren, Ashleigh Odgers, Danielle Roseberry, Polly Travica
Tulsa struggled under first-year Head Coach Trelle McCombs with three newcomers on the six-member roster. Juniors Michaela Cavener and Leisl Hasbrouck earned second-team all-Conference USA merits. As a team, the Hurricane women finished in sixth-place at the C-USA Championship, a tournament in which Tulsa had to play the entire 54 holes with only four golfers due to an injury. Cavener had four top-20 finishes, including a season-best third-place performance at the Aloha Purdue Collegiate. Tulsa failed to make the NCAA tournament for the first time in 14 years.
TEAM MEMBERS: Livia Amado, Michaela Cavener, Tara Goedeken, Leisl Hasbrouck, Ashleigh Odgers, Annabel Rolley
The Hurricane won four tournament titles and made its first trip to the NCAA Championship finals since 2005 under first-year Head Coach Randy Keck. In the fall season, Tulsaâ€™s best performances were two fifth-place finishes coming at The Ron Moore Invitational and The Landfall Tradition, but in the spring campaign the Hurricane won titles in four of seven tournaments. The Hurricane won titles at the Fresno State Invitational, Samford Invitational, UALR Invitational and the Conference USA Championship. Tulsaâ€™s three seniors each earned all-conference honors with first-team selection Michaela Cavener, second-team Tara Goedeken and third-tem pick Leisl Hasbrouck. Mid-semester transfer, Woori Shin, a transfer from Auburn, was named the C-USA Newcomer of the Year. Cavener had six top-10 performances on the season, and Shin claimed four top-10 finishes while capturing C-USA medalist honors. Freshman Kelly Fuchik also turned in a solid campaign with six top-15 performances.
TEAM MEMBERS: Brooke Baker, Michaela Cavener, Fiamma Felitch, Kelly Fuchik, Tara Goedeken, Leisl Hasbrouck, Woori Shin
The Tulsa women's golf team had a rather young squad with just one senior among the nine-member team. The Hurricane had five freshmen, two sophomores and one junior college transfer as well. During the spring season, Tulsa fielded mostly a roster consisting of the senior Woori Shin, sophomore Kelly Fuchik and three freshmen -- Sarah Elliot, Marita Engzelius and Shu-Yin Liu. The best finish for Tulsa came in the season opener at the Topy Cup in Tanagura, Japan. Engzelius was a second-team all-Conference USA selection after leading the team with a 76.3 stroke average. Elliot turned in a second-place finish at the C-USA Championship at the Tulsa Country Club and thus earned all-tournament team accolades.
TEAM MEMBERS: Abby Allford, Brooke Baker, Sarah Elliot, Marita Engzelius, Kelly Fuchik, Eugenia Guerra, Shu-Yin-Liu, Kamryn Ruffin, Woori Shin
Paced by Conference USA Freshman of the Year Kristina Merkle, Tulsa placed among the top-5 in five of 10 tournaments with two tournament titles.
Tulsa captured the team championship at the MariÂ¬lynn Smith Sunflower Invitational in the fall in a field of 13 teams, and the first spring tournament in a field of 12 teams at the Texas A&M-CC Classic. The Hurricane also had one second-place performance and two third-place finishes, including at the Conference USA Championship. Merkle, who led Tulsa with a 74.1 stroke average placed among the top-15 in eight of 10 tournaments and earned first-team all-conference honors.
TEAM MEMBERS: Abby Allford, Sarah Elliot, Marita Engzelius, Shu-Yin Liu, Kristina Merkle, Kamryn Ruffin
The Hurricane won one tournament, the ORU Shootout, as junior Marita Engzelius claimed medalist honors. Tulsa also placed second at the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate and the Conference USA Championship. Tulsa fell just two strokes shy in its quest for a C-USA title at the Peninsula Golf Club in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Hurricane finished with rounds of 309-301-296 for a 906 total for second place, while the UTEP Miners won their first women's golf title with a score of 904. Kristina Merkle earned first-team all-C-USA honors for the second straight season, while Engzelius was a second-team pick and Kamryn Ruffin earned third team honors, while also being named to the C-USA Academic Golf Team.
TEAM MEMBERS: Charlotte Brooks, Sarah Elliot, Marita Engzelius, Shu-Yin Liu (medical hardship), Kristina Merkle, Nanna Nielsen, Kayla Riede, Kamryn Ruffin
The Tulsa women golfers placed among the top-3 in five eight tournaments heading into the Conference USA Championship. Tulsa led wire-to-wire to pick up its second C-USA title since joining the league in the 2005-06 season. Tulsa carded rounds of 299-291-294 for 54-hole total of 884 to claim a 13-stroke victory over second-place UCF. The Hurricane placed all five golfers among the top-13 individuals led by senior Marita Engzelius’ third-place performance. The Hurricane finished in 13th place at the NCAA West Regional after earning the C-USA automatic bid. Junior Kristina Merkle was named the C-USA Player of the Year after finishing among the top-6 in eight of 10 tournaments. Engzelius joined Merkle on the C-USA first team, while Kamryn Ruffin was a third-team selection. Head Coach Randy Keck earned his second C-USA Coach of the Year award.
TEAM MEMBERS: Sarah Elliot, Marita Engzelius, Shu-Yin Liu, Kristina Merkle, Nanna Nielsen, Kayla Riede, Kamryn Ruffin, Anna Young
With a roster dotted with four new golfers, Tulsa had four top-5 finishes on the season. Tulsaâ€™s best finish was second place at the Fresno State Lexus Classic in a field of 15 teams. Senior Kristina Merkle was Tulsaâ€™s leading golfer in four tournaments and claimed medalist honors at the Notre Dame Clover Cup with a six-under par 210 total. Freshman Antonia Von Wnuck and senior Shu-Yin Liu turned in solid seasons with three and four top-25 finishes, respectively. Liu, Merkle and Von Wnuck were named all-conference, while Liu was named C-USAâ€™s Co-Most Improved Golfer. Liu and Merkle represented Tulsa at the NCAA East Regional.
TEAM MEMBERS: Karson Bizzell, Alex Hauhn, Jessica Lydia, Shu-Yin Liu, Kristina Merkle, Nanna Nielsen, Kayla Riede, Heather Smith, Antonia Von Wnuck