TULSA HOSTS FIRST ROUND OF DALE MCNAMARA FALL PREVIEW
Sept. 9, 2013
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma State Cowgirls lead state rival Oklahoma by four strokes at the Dale McNamara Fall Preview after Mondays opening 18 holes. The Cowgirls, coached by former TU golfer Courtney Jones, carded a first round score of two-under par 278 at the par-70 Tulsa Country Club course.
Oklahoma State's Julie Yang shot a three-under par score of 67 to pace the individual field, followed by Stanford's Lauren Kim with a two-under 68. Nine golfers are tied for third place with scores of one-under par 69.
Oklahoma scored a round of 282 and sits one stroke ahead of third-place Arizona and Duke with rounds of 283. Arizona State, coached by Melissa McNamara Luellen, another former TU golfer and daughter of the tournament's namesake Dale McNamara, is in fifth-place with a score of 284. Rounding out the top-10 schools are sixth-place Stanford (286), Vanderbilt (287), Georgia and No. 1-ranked Southern Cal (288) and North Carolina (289).
A young Tulsa squad, with three newcomers playing their first collegiate round of golf, scored a round of 316 for 15th place. Tulsa is the only team in the field not ranked among the nation's top-20 teams, as ranked by the Golf World/WGCA Coaches' poll.
Tulsa senior Kayla Riede had the best round of the day for the Hurricane with an eight-over par 78 for 68th place, while sophomore Antonia Von Wnuck and freshman Valeria Otoya are tied for 69th place after a rounds of 79 on Monday.
Junior college transfer Franziska Voellinger shot a round of 80 for 72nd place, while sophomore transfer Alex Haun's 84 put the Tulsa newcomer in 74th place.
Play resumes on Tuesday with the second 18 holes. Players will begin tee times at 8:00 am.
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