Tulsa Women in 19th Place at NCAA West Regional
May 6, 2011
Auburn, Washington - The Tulsa women golf team is in 19th place after two rounds at the NCAA West Regional. The Hurricane carded a second round score of 315 for a 625 total at the par-72 Washington National Golf Club on Friday.
The final round will take place on Saturday as the top eight teams and two individuals will advance to the NCAA Championships, May 18-21, at the Traditions Golf Club in Bryan Texas.
Tulsa is 25 strokes behind that eight-place slot. The top-eight teams after 36 holes include the nation's top-ranked USC Trojans in first place with a 572 total, followed by Tennessee (579). Virginia (591), UC Davis (592), Arizona (596), Washington (598), South Carolina (602), Texas A&M and Oregon (603) tied for eight place.
Tulsa junior Maraita Engzelius is in 53rd place with a 154 total after finishing her second round with a score of 79, while fellow junior Sarah Elliot is three strokes back with a 157 total in 73rd place. Sophomore Kristina Merkle had Tulsa's best round of the day with a score of 77 and is in 85th place with a two round score of 158.
Individually, Tennessee's Erica Popson continues to lead the field of 126 golfers with a seven-under par score of 137.
Team Results 1. USC 288-284=572 2. Tennessee 292-287=579 3. Virginia 290-301=591 4. UC Davis 300-292=592 5. Arizona 303-293=596 6. Washington 304-294=598 7. South Carolina 303-299=602 T8. Texas A&M 301-302=603 T8. Oregon 302-301=603 10. Iowa State 304-306=611 T11. BYU 303-311=614 T11. Denver 307-307=614 T13. Portland State 305-311=616 T13. Oklahoma 316-300=616 T15 Pepperdine 318-299=617 T15. Georgia 314-303=617 17. San Diego State 310-311=621 18. UTSA 311-313=624 19. Tulsa 310-315=625 20. New Mexico 310-318=628 21. San Jose State 315-316=631 T22. New Mexico State319-315=634 T22. Oral Roberts 320-314=634 24. UTEP 321-324=645
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