Tulsa Women Finish Ninth at Dale McNamara Invitational
Sept. 18, 2012
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - The Tulsa women golfers finished ninth in the 15-team field at the season-opening Dale McNamara Invitational on Tuesday 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, completed its third annual tournament, and first at the Golf Club of Oklahoma.
Golden Hurricane freshman Antonia Von Wnuck was Tulsa's top finisher, as she tied for 10th place with total of 218 after a final-round 73. Senior Shu-Yin Liu carded a three-under par 69 in the final round to score 220 for the tournament and tie for 14th overall.
The Golden Hurricane scored a 297 on Tuesday to total 899 for the tournament and place ninth. Fourth-ranked Arizona State coached by McNamara's daughter Melissa, the 1988 NCAA Medalist for the Hurricane, won the team title after totaling 866, including a 294 in the final round. Florida's Isabelle Lendl took home individual medalist honors with a six-under 210, including an even-par 72 in the final round.
Liu fired the best round of the tournament for the Hurricane with her 69 on Tuesday. She birdied two of her first seven holes, with just one bogey on her first nine, and carded three birdies against a single bogey on her final nine holes.
Freshman Jessica Lydia scored a 75 in the third round to tie for 55th place with a score of 234. Junior Karson Bizzell tied for 59th with a three-round 235, including an 80 on Tuesday, and senior Kristina Merkle finished 65th with a score of 238.
The ninth-ranked Gators placed second with a 54-hole 869, and were followed by No. 21 Oklahoma State, which carded a team 875. East Carolina, which scored a team-total 881, and Coastal Carolina, which posted an 886, rounded out the top five teams.
Lendl claimed the individual title three strokes ahead of Arizona State's Dani Ordonez (213). Oklahoma State's Jayde Panos and Kelsey Vines, who tied for third with equal three-round scores of 214, while Fabiola Arriaga of Texas-San Antonio placed fifth with a 215.
Tulsa will compete in the Golfweek Conference Challenge, Sept. 24-26, in Vail, Colo.
For all Tulsa women's golf news and information, visit www.TulsaHurricane.com. Follow Tulsa Athletics on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TulsaHurricane and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TulsaHurricane. Follow Tulsa women's golf on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TulsaWGolf and Facebook at www.facebook.com/TulsaWGolf.
Team Scores 1. Arizona State 280-292-294=866 2. Florida 285-291-293=869 3. Oklahoma State 289-297-289=875 4. East Carolina 293-291-297=881 5. Coastal Carolina 293-303-290=886 6. SMU 300-294-295=889 7. Arkansas-Little Rock 294-306-296=896 8. Kennesaw State 300-290-307=897 9. Tulsa 307-295-297=899 10. Augusta State 307-298-304=909 11. Kansas 295-303-312=910 12. UTSA 307-307-300=914 13. Middle Tennessee 313-310-309=932 14. Illinois 311-310-316=937 15. Marshall 338-310-311=959
ATHLETICS TICKET OFFICE