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Tulsa Women Golfers in Seventh Place at NCAA West Regional

Freshman Anna Young is in fourth place after the opening round at the NCAA West Regional.
Freshman Anna Young is in fourth place after the opening round at the NCAA West Regional.
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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.

Junior Kayla Riede score a round of 77 and is in 70th place, while senior Kamryn Ruffin shot 79 and sits in 93rd place after the opening round.

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

Tulsa Individuals T4. Anna Young 71 (-1) T32 Marita Engzelius74 (+2) T42. Kristina Merkle 75 (+3) T70. Kayla Riede 77 (+5) T93. Kamryn Ruffin 79 (+7)

Top-5 Individuals 1. Sydney Burlison, Stanford 67 (-5) 2. Hayley Davis, Baylor 69 (-3) 3. Catherine O'Donnell, UNC 70 (-2) T4. Anna Young, TUl;sa 71 (-1) T4. Kristin Coleman, Colorado 71 (-1) T4. Austin Ernst, LSU 71 (-1) T4. Jacqueline Hedwall, LSU 71 (-1) T4. Daniela Holmqvist, California 71 (-1) T4. Sally Watson, Stanford 71 (-1) T4. Megan Osland, San Jose State 71 (-1) T4. Lee Lopez, UCLA 71 (-1)