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Tulsa Women Golfers in Seventh Place at 2013 Clover Cup

Kristina Merkle is in 10th place overall at the 2013 Clover Cup.
Kristina Merkle is in 10th place overall at the 2013 Clover Cup.
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March 9, 2013

Mesa, Arizona - The Tulsa women's golf team is in eighth place after two rounds at the 2013 Clover Cup, while Hurricane senior Kristina Merkle is in 10th place individually after carding identical rounds of 72 on Saturday at the par-72 Longbow Golf Club.

First round action on Friday was postponed due to rain, forcing two rounds on Saturday with a shotgun start.

The Hurricane carded rounds of 303-295 for a 598 total, just three strokes out of fifth place. Oklahoma leads the team race with a six-under par 570 score, as four of the Sooners' golfers sit among the top-seven individuals. SMU (583), Northwestern (588), Texas Tech (589) and Florida International (595) round out the top five teams.

Merkle had four birdies and four bogeys on her first 18 holes today, while in the second round she had four bogeys two birdies and an eagle on the par-5 18th hole, which was Merkle's ninth hole on the day after starting her round on the 10th hole.

Fellow senior Shu-Yin Liu is in 21st place after carding rounds of 77 and 72 for a 149 total, while freshman Antonia Von Wnuck is in 32nd place with a 36-hole total of 151 on rounds of 77 and 74. Karson Bizell has a 156 total for 59th place, while Heather Smith is in 79th place with a score of 161.

SMU's Jenny Haglund leads the individual race with a six-under par score of 138 after scoring rounds of 71 and 67.

Final round action will begin with a shotgun start on Sunday at 8:00 am (MT).

Team Results
1.	Oklahoma	281-289=570
2.	SMU	        299-284=583
3.	Northwestern	285-303=588
4.	Texas Tech	296-293=589
5.	FIU	        305-290=595
6.	Notre Dame	298-298=596
7.	Tulsa	        303-295=598
8.	Minnesota	296-304=600
9.	Colorado	301-308=609
T10.	Michigan	303-307=610
T10.	Mississippi	303-307=610
12.	Kansas	        312-301=613
13.	Nebraska	312-312=624
14.	Georgetown	315-310=625
15.	Cincinnati	322-310=632
16.	Illinois	321-321=642

Tulsa Individuals T10. Kristina Merkle 72-72=144 T21. Shu-Yin Liu 77-72=149 T32. Antonia Von Wnuck 77-74=151 T59. Karson Bizzell 77-79=156 T79. Heather Smith 84-77=161

Top-5 Individuals 1. Jenny Haglund, SMU 71-67=138 (-6) 2. Hana Lee, Northwestern 66-73=139 (-6) 3. Jade Staggs, Oklahoma 68-72=140 (-4) 4. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma 71-70=141 (-3) T5. Hannah Arnold, Texas Tech 72-70=142 (-2) T5. Emily Collins, Oklahoma 71-71=142 (-2) T5. Taylor Schmidt, Oklahoma 70-72=142 (-2) T5. Melanie White, SMU 75-67=142 (-2)