Tulsa Women's Golf in Sixth Place at UNLV Spring Invitational
March 8, 2011
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The 44th-ranked Tulsa women's golf team is sixth after two rounds at the UNLV Spring Invitational at the par-72 Boulder Creek Golf Course in Boulder Creek, Nevada. The tournament will conclude tomorrow with the third and final round.
Twenty-fifth ranked Pepperdine leads the team race with a 13-under par 563, while BYU sits two strokes back in second place. Oklahoma, the nation's 24th-ranked team, has a two-under par 574, while 42nd-ranked UNLV is fourth with a 594 total and North Texas is one stroke back in fifth place.
Kristina Merkle turned in a team-best two-under par 70 in today's second round after carding a team-high 77 yesterday for a 147 total and a 17th-place performance. Marita Engzelius is two strokes back in 25th place, while Kamryn Ruffin has a 150 total for 30th place. Charlotte Brooks and Sarah Elliot have 152 and 154 totals for 36th and 44th place, respectively.
BYU's Kelsey Vines has a four-stroke lead of 136 over a trio of players, including Pepperdine's Kaitlin Drolson and Danielle Kang, and Idaho's Kayla Mortellaro.
Team Results 1. # 25 Pepperdine - 285- 278= 563 2. BYU - 280-285=565 3. #24 Oklahoma - 282-292=574 4. #42 UNLV - 296-298=594 5. North Texas - 300-295=595 6. #44 Tulsa - 300-296=596 T7. Baylor - 301-307=608 T7. Colorado State - 303-305=608 T9. New Mexico State - 306-303=609 T9. Ball State - 301-308=609 T11. Oregon State - 301-310=611 T11. Idaho - 297-314=611 13. Nebraska - 314-304=618 14. Wyoming - 302-323=625 15. South Dakota State - 309-318=627
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