Season Ends for Tulsa Women Golfers at NCAA Regional
May 12, 2012
Erie, Colorado - The Tulsa women golfers placed 13th in the 24-team NCAA West Regional on Saturday afternoon and failed to qualify for the NCAA Championship Finals. The Hurricane carded a final round 299 and finished the 54-hole event with an overall score of 899 at the par-72 Colorado National Golf Club.
The top eight teams and two individuals advanced to the championship finals to be played May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee.
The nation's number one-ranked UCLA Bruins tied for the team title with 7th-ranked LSU with totals of nine-over par 873. The next six teams qualifying for the NCAA Championship Finals include Pepperdine (875), Colorado (877), Baylor (879), Stanford (879), North Carolina (880) and Oklahoma (890).
Tulsa's Kristina Merkle and Marita Engzelius finished the tournament tied for 26th place with scores of five-over par 221. The duo each scored rounds of one-over par 73 on the final 18 holes today as both golfers carded two birdies and three bogeys on the day.
Freshman Anna Young finished in 61st place with a score of 228 after turning in a score of 78 today. Junior Kayla Riede placed 71st overall with a score of 229 after turning in her low round of the tournament today with a three-over par 75.
Senior Kamryn Ruffin finished in 104th place with a total score of 236 after carding a score of 78 today.
North Carolina's Catherine O'Donnell won medalist honors with a seven-under par score of 209.
Team Results T1. UCLA 290-296-287=873 T1. LSU 291-290-292=873 3. Pepperdine 297-299-279=875 4. Colorado 297-301-279=877 T5. Baylor 300-293-286=879 T5. Stanford 287-293-299=879 7. North Carolina 288-298-294=880 8. Oklahoma 305-296-289=890 T9. Texas Tech 300-294-299=893 T9. California 296-301-296=893 11. UNLV 302-301-293=896 12. UC Davis 305-295-297=897 13. Tulsa 297-303-299=899 T14. Illinois 296-302-302=900 T14. Iowa State 302-302-296=900 T14. TCU 302-304-294=900 17. San Jose State 302-298-303=903 18. New Mexico 303-307-303=913 19. Denver 304-311-300=915 20. Kennesaw State 309-311-304=924 21. Missouri State 314-307-307=928 22. Oregon State 313-318-305=936 23. No. Colorado 311-324-304=939 24. Jackson State 348-355-327=1030
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