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Tulsa Women Golfers Finish in 4th Place Tie at C-USA Championship

Freshman Antonia Von Wnuck had her second straight top-10 finish with an eighth place performance at the C-USA Championship.
Freshman Antonia Von Wnuck had her second straight top-10 finish with an eighth place performance at the C-USA Championship.
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April 24, 2013

Gulf Shores, Alabama - The Tulsa women's golf team finished in a fourth-place tie at the 2013 Conference USA Women's Golf Championship on Wednesday. The Hurricane carded its best round on the par-72 Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club Course with a final round of 300 to finish at 914 for the 54-hole event.

Tulsa and SMU tied for fourth place, while Tulane led from start to finish and carded a total score of 877. East Carolina finished in second place with a score of 904, while UCF was the third-place finisher with a 905 total.

Two Tulsa golfers finished among the top-10, including freshman Antonia Von Wnuck and senior Shu-Yin Liu. Wnuck carded a final round 75 and finished in an eighth-place tie at 224, while the senior Liu finished in 10th place with a final score of 225. Liu turned in the best individual round of the day for the Hurricane with a one-over par 73.

Liu was three-over par after her first five holes, but finished the front nine even on the final four holes. She turned in birdie putts on the par-4 12th hole and the par-3 17th hole to finish the day at one-over par.

Senior Kristina Merkle carded a score of 77 today and finished in 33rd place with a three-round total of 235. Freshman Jessica Lydia was one stroke behind Merkle with a 236 total for 35th place after turning in a score of 74 today.

Tulsa junior Karson Bizzell finished in 45th place with a 247 score after turning in a round of 247 today.

Nico Engstroem Skaug of East Carolina won a three-golfer playoff against Gemma Dryburgh of Tulane and Felicia Espericueta of SMU to claim individual medalist honors. The three golfers forced the playoff by shooting four-over par for the 54 holes.



Team Results
1.	Tulane     	291-295-291=877
2.	East Carolina	293-305-306=904
3.	UCF     	301-301-303=905
T4.	Tulsa      	304-310-300=914
T4.	SMU	        302-305-307=914
6.	Memphis        	304-317-302=923
T7.	Southern Miss	309-313-304=926
T7.	Old Dominion	305-317-304=926
6.	UTEP       	310-310-313=933
10.	UAB     	329-324-320=973
11.	Marshall	335-334-320=989

Tulsa Individuals T8. Antonia Von Wnuck 75-73-76=224 T10. Shu-Yin Liu 77-75-73=225 T33. Kristina Merkle 76-82-77=235 T35. Jessica Lydia 82-80-74=236 T45. Karson Bizzell 76-87-84=247

Top-5 Individuals *T1. Nico Engstroem Skaug, ECU 70-75-75=220 T1. Gemma Drybargh, Tulane 74-74-72=220 T1. Felicia Espericueta, SMU 72-79-69=220 T4. Silvia Garces, Tulane 71-76-74=221 T4. Emily Penttila, Tulane 72-74-75=221

*Won playoff.