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Tulsa Women Golfers Finish 12th at Susie Maxwell Berning Classic

Kristina Merkle placed 18th overall at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.
Kristina Merkle placed 18th overall at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.
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Oct. 17, 2012

Norman, Okla. - The Tulsa women's golf team finished in 12th place at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. The Hurricane carded a final round 299 for a 54-hole total of 921 at the par-72 Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course.

The host Oklahoma Sooners captured the team title with a 29-stroke victory over second-place Notre Dame in the 18-team field. The Sooners finished with a five-under par score of 859, while Notre Dame turned in a score of 888 and was followed by Denver (898), Texas Tech (899) and SMU (901) rounding out the top-five teams.

Tulsa senior Kristina Merkle finished in an 18th place tie with a nine-over par score of 225 after her final round score of 77. Fellow senior Shu-Yin Liu turned in Tulsa's best individual round of the tournament with a one-under par score of 71 for a 226 score to finish in 24th place overall.

Freshman Antonia Von Wnuck scored a final round 76 and completed the three-day tournament with a score of 230 for 47th place. Fellow newcomers Karson Bizzell and Jessica Lydia placed 81st and 89th, respectively. Bizzell had her best round of 75 today for a 240 total, while Lydia also had her best round of the tournament with a score of 79 and a total of 247.

Oklahoma's Chirapat Jao-Javanil claimed individual medalist honors with a seven-under par 209 score.

Tulsa will be back in action at the Betsy Rawls Invitational, October 28-30, in Austin, Texas.

Team Results
1.	Oklahoma	284-295-280=859
2.	Notre Dame	289-310-289=888
3.	Denver	        290-314-294=898
4.	Texas Tech	289-305-305=899
5.	SMU	        298-309-294=901
6.	Ohio State	291-312-299=902
T7.	Coastal Carolina297-299-309=905
T7.	Texas State	289-323-293=905
9.	Kansas	        297-303-307=907
10.	TCU	        305-312-299=916
11.	Kansas State	300-316-301=917
12.	Tulsa	        310-312-299=921
T13.	Kent State	308-310-304=922
T13.	New Mexico	310-308-304=922
15.	South Florida	307-316-301=924
16.	Kennesaw State	307-322-296=925
17.	Middle Tenn.    303-321-307=931
18.	Redlands CC	309-317-306=932

Tulsa Individual Results T18. Kristina Merkle 75-73-77=225 T24. Shu-Yin Liu 79-76-71=226 T47. Antonia Von Wnuck 74-80-76=230 81. Karson Bizzell 82-83-75=240 89. Jessica Lydia 82-86-79=247

Top-5 Individuals 1. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma 70-71-68=209 (-7) T2. Sarah Schober, Redlands CC 72-70-69=211 (-5) T2. Lindsey weaver, Notre Dame 68-72-71=211 (-5) 4. Anne Tanguay, Oklahoma 70-75-67=212 (-4) 5. Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech 68-73-75=216 (E)