Tulsa Places 10th at Anuenue Spring Break Classic
March 27, 2013
Kapalua, Hawaii - The Tulsa women's golf team finished in 10th place with a total score of 892 at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic. The Hurricane turned in a five-over par 293 for its best round of the tournament on Wednesday, while senior Kristina Merkle's two-under par score of 70 moved her into 18th place with a 218 total at the Kapalua Resort's Bay Course.
UCLA turned in a 12-under par 276 score today to overtake Washington for the team title with a 54-hole total of 854. Washington (858), Arizona State (862), Pepperdine (869) and Oregon (886) rounded out the top-five teams.
Merkle birdied her first hole of the day, the par-4 ninth hole. She had two bogeys on the day, but also birdied holes 18, one and six for her two-under par score. Freshman Antonia Von Wnuck finished in 21st place, one stroke behind Merkle, with a score of 219 after a round of 76 today.
Freshman Jessica Lydia scored a round of 74 and finished in 48th place with a 228 total. After suffering a 13-over par first round, senior Shu-Yin Liu was solid the final two days with scores of 74 on Tuesday and a one-over par 73 today as she finished in 67th place overall. Junior Karson Bizzell carded a final round 78 for a 236 score and 78th place.
Pepperdine's Grace Na claimed individual medalist honors with a final round score of 68 for a 10-under par score of 206 and a five-stroke victory.
Tulsa will be back in action at the M&F Bank Rebel Intercollegiate, April 5-7, in Oxford, Mississippi.
Team Results 1. UCLA 295-283-276=854 2. Washington 287-286-285=858 3. Arizona State 289-293-280=862 4. Pepperdine 285-296-288=869 5. Oregon 301-295-290=886 6. Stanford 294-299-296=889 T7. UC Davis 301-296-293=890 T7. San Jose State 294-301-295=890 9. Portland State 296-302-293=891 T10. Denver 301-290-301=892 T10. Tulsa 304-295-293=892 12. Fresno State 298-300-298=896 13. Colorado 301-301-300=902 14. Oregon State 305-300-298=903 15. Nevada 307-301-305=913 16. Osaka Gakuin 311-316-302=929 17. Hawaii 313-315-302=930 18. Hawaii-Hilo 321-309-310=940
Tulsa Individual Results T18. Kristina Merkle 72-76-70=218 T21. Antonia Von Knuck 74-69-76=219 T48. Jessica Lydia 76-78-74=228 T67. Shu-Yin Liu 85-74-73=232 T78. Karson Bizzell 82-76-78=236
Top-5 Individuals 1. Grace Na, Pepperdine 67-71-68=206 2. Tonje Daffinrud, Denver 72-65-74=211 T3. Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State 67-74-71=212 T3. SooBin Kim, Washington 70-75-67=212 T5. Laura Blanco, Arizona State 73-73-67=213 T5. Tiffany Lua, UCLA 72-71-70=213
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