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Season Ends for Tulsa Women Golfers at NCAA Regional

Senior Marita Engzelius finished her career at Tulsa with a 26th place performance at the NCAA West Regional.
Senior Marita Engzelius finished her career at Tulsa with a 26th place performance at the NCAA West Regional.
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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

Tulsa Individuals T26. Kristina Merkle 75-73-73=221 T26. Marita Engzelius74-74-73=221 T61. Anna Young 71-79-78=228 T71. Kayla Riede 77-77-75=229 T104. Kamryn Ruffin 79-79-78=236

Top-5 Individuals 1. Catherine O'Donnell, UNC 70-69-70=209 (-7) 2. Austin Ernst, LSU 71-69-70=210 (-6) 3. Hayley Davis, Baylor 69-74-69=212 (-4) 4. Sally Watson, Stanford 71-71-71=213 (-3) 5. Chirapat Jao-Javani, Oklahoma 72-73-70=215 (-1)