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Sept. 17, 2012

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Broken Arrow, Okla. - The Tulsa women golfers sit in 9th place in a 15-team field after the first two rounds of the season-opening Dale McNamara Invitational on Monday at the par-72 Golf Club of Oklahoma.

The Dale McNamara Invitational, named for the legendary TU women's golf coach who won four national championships with the Golden Hurricane, is in its' third year of existence, but the first time the 54-hole event is being played at the Golf Club of Oklahoma.

The Hurricane with three newcomers in the lineup -- junior college transfer Karson Bizzell and freshmen Antonia Von Wnuck and Jessica Lydia -- carded rounds of 307 and 295 for a 602 total.

The nation's fourth-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils, coached by McNamara's daughter Melissa, the 1988 NCAA Medalist for the Hurricane, led after the first 18 holes with an eight-under par 280 score and enters Tuesday's final round action in first place with a 572 score after carding a second round 292.

The Sun Devils hold a four-stroke lead over No. 9-ranked Florida as the Gators carded a 36-hole total of 576. East Carolina is in third place with a 584 total, followed by Oklahoma State at 586 and Kennesaw State's 590 score rounding out the top-5 teams.

Von Wnuck led the Tulsa golfers today with rounds of 74-71 for a three-over par score of 145 and sits in 12th place. Von Wnuck's first collegiate round included one birdie, one bogey and one double-bogey for a two-over par 74. In the second round, she birdied the par-4 third hole, before suffering a double bogey on the par-3 fifth hole and a bogey on the par-4 sixth. She closed out the front nine with a bogey on hole nine to go three-over par, but came on strong late in the round with birdie putts at the par-3 15th hole and finished the day with a birdie on the par-5 18th hole.

Senior Shu-Yin Liu sits back in 33rd place with a two-round score of 151 after scoring a 78 on the first 18 holes and a one-over par 73 in second round action. She had two birdies and three bogeys on her second round today.

Junior Karson Bizzell is in 49th place after a round of 155, while senior Kristina Merkle is tied for 53rd place after her 156 today. Bizzell turned in her best round of the day on the first 18 holes with a score of 74, while Merkle scored her best round on the last 18 holes with a three-over par 75.

Freshman Jessica Lydia is tied for 62nd place with a score of 159.

Florida's Isabelle Lendl is in the individual lead with a score of six-under par 138 as she holds a two-stroke lead over teammate Camilla Hedberg and Oklahoma State's Jayde Panos.

The teams will tee-off at 8:00 am on Tuesday morning for the final 18 holes.

Team Scores
1.	Arizona State	        280-292=572
2.	Florida	                285-291=576
3.	East Carolina	        293-291=584
4.	Oklahoma State	        289-297=586
5.	Kennesaw State	        300-290=590
6.	SMU	                300-294=594
7.	Kansas	                295-303=598
8.	Arkansas-Little Rock	294-306=600
9.	Tulsa	                307-295=602
10.	Coastal Carolina	300-303=603
11.	Augusta State	        307-298=605
12.	UTSA	                307-307=614
13.	Illinois	        311-310=621
14.	Middle Tennessee	313-310=623
15.	Marshall	        338-310=648

Tulsa Individuals T12. Antonia Von Wnuck 74-71=145 T33. Shu-Yin Liu 78-73=151 T49. Karson Bizzell 74-81=155 T53. Kristina Merkle 81-75=156 T62. Jessica Lydia 83-76=159

Top-5 Individuals 1. Isabelle Lendl, Florida 71-67=138 (-6) T2. Camilla Hedberg, Florida 67-73=140 (-4) T2. Jayde Panos, Oklahoma State 70-70=140 (-4) T4. Laura Blanco, Arizona State 67-72=142 (-2) T4. Dani Ordonez, Arizona State 71-71=142 (-2)

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