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Tulsa Finishes 3rd at 2012 Clover Cup

Kamryn Ruffin turned in Tulsa's top performance on Sunday.
Kamryn Ruffin turned in Tulsa's top performance on Sunday.
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March 18, 2012

Mesa, Arizona - The Tulsa women's golf team placed third with a 54-hole score of 892 at the 2012 Clover Cup on Sunday afternoon on a day when the tournament was slowed due to two rain delays. Hurricane junior Kristina Merkle finished in fourth place individually with a final score of 217 at the par-72 Longbow Golf Club.

Colorado led from start to finish as the Buffaloes shot a final round 297 for a 54-hole total of 855. Oklahoma finished in second place (886) and was followed by Tulsa (892), Texas Tech (904) and host Notre Dame (905) to round out the top-five teams.

Merkle, who started the day in a first-place tie, turned in a final round of 79 today to close the 54-hole event with a score of one-over par 217. Merkle bogeyed six of her first 10 holes on Sunday and played one-over par the rest of the way.

Senior Kamryn Ruffin turned in Tulsa's best round of the day with a two-over par 74 and finished in 11th place with a score of 223. Fellow senior Marita Engzelius shot a 76 today and finished in 19th place overall with a score of 226.

Sophomore Kayla Riede finished in 26th place with a total score of 229 after today's round of 79. Senior Sarah Elliot had an eagle on her 15th hole of the day, the par-4 fourth hole, and she finished with a final round total of 77 to close out the tournament in 42nd place with a score of 235.

Three Tulsa golfers played as individuals at the tournament -- Anna Young finished 44th, Shu-Yin Liu finished in 60th place and Nanna Nielsen placed 71st.

Individually, Colorado's Jessica Wallace, Alex Stewart and Emily Talley took the first three places, each with under-par scores for the 54-hole tournament.



Tulsa is back in action next at the UALR Women's Golf Classic, March 26-27, at the Diamante Golf Course in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Team Results
1.	Colorado	277-281-297=855
2.	Oklahoma	289-293-305=886
3.	Tulsa	        294-292-306=892
4.	Texas Tech	296-303-305=904
5.	Notre Dame	288-296-321=905
6.	Minnesota	293-307-308=908
7.	FIU      	292-307-310=909
T8.	Iowa State	295-304-316=915
T8.	Furman     	292-320-303=915
10.	Michigan	306-316-310=932
11.	SMU	        302-331-319=952
12.	Cincinnati	323-318-319=960

Tulsa Team Individuals T4. Kristina Merkle 68-70-79=217 T11. Kamryn Ruffin 77-72-74=223 T19. Marita Engzelius76-74-76=226 T26. Kayla Riede 73-74-79=229 T42. Sarah Elliot 82-76-77=235

Tulsa Golfers Competing as Individuals T44. Anna Young 78-80-78=236 T60. Shu-Yin Liu 81-78-86=245 71. Nanna Nielsen 89-88-96=273

Top-5 Individuals 1. Jessica Wallace, Colorado 70-69-72=211 (-5) 2. Alex Stewart, Colorado 68-71-74=213 (-3) 3. Emily Talley, Colorado 66-72-77=215 (-1) T4. Kristina Merkle, Tulsa 68-70-79=217 (+1) T4. Chirapat Jao-Jananil, Oklahoma 71-71-75=217 (+1)