Tulsa Finishes 3rd at 2012 Clover Cup
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.
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
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