Tulsa Women Golfers in Seventh Place at NCAA West Regional
May 10, 2012
Erie, Colorado - The Tulsa women golfers are in a three-way tie for seventh place at the NCAA Women's Golf West Regional after the opening round on Thursday. The Hurricane carded a score of nine-over par 297 at the par-72 Colorado National Golf Club.
Stanford leads the 24-team field after an opening round of one-under par 287, followed by North Carolina (288) in second place, UCLA (290) in third place, fourth place LSU (291), a two-way tie for fifth place between Illinois and California (296), three-way tie for seventh place with Tulsa, Pepperdine and Colorado (297) and a two-way tie for 10th place between Texas Tech and Baylor (300).
Tulsa freshman Anna Young turned in the best round for the Hurricane with a one-under par 71 and sits in fourth place after the first 18 holes.
After bogeying her first hole of the day, the par-4 10th hole, Young birdied holes 12, 14 and 17 for her first nine holes to finish even-par on her first nine holes after two more bogeys. Young was one-over par heading into her final two holes of the day before sinking birdie putts on the par-4 eighth hole and par-3 ninth hole.
Senior Marita Engzelius carded a score of two-over par 74 with three birdies and five bogeys on the day to place 32nd after one round. Junior Kristina Merkle started out well with a birdie on the par-4 10th hole, but that would be her only sub-par hole of the day to go along with four bogeys to finish with a score of three-over par 75 and 42nd place.
Stanford's Sydney Burlison holds on to the individual lead with a score of five-under par 67.
The second 18 holes will be played on Friday. The tournament concludes on Saturday with the final 18 holes. Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each the regional to the championship finals.
Team Results 1. Stanford 287 2. North Carolina 288 3. UCLA 290 4. LSU 291 5. Illinois 296 6. California 296 7. Tulsa 297 8. Pepperdine 297 9. Colorado 297 10. Texas Tech 300 11. Baylor 300 12. UNLV 302 13. Iowa State 302 14. TCU 302 15. San Jose State 302 16. New Mexico 303 17. Denver 304 18. Oklahoma 305 19. UC Davis 305 20. Kennesaw State 309 21. No. Colorado 311 22. Oregon State 313 23. Missouri State 314 24. Jackson State 348
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