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Tulsa Women Golfers in 11th Place at NCAA West Regional

Kristina Merkle is tied for 22nd place with teammate Marita Engzelius after two rounds at the NCAA West Regional.
Kristina Merkle is tied for 22nd place with teammate Marita Engzelius after two rounds at the NCAA West Regional.
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May 11, 2012

Erie, Colorado - The Tulsa women golfers are in a three-way tie for 11th place after second round action at the NCAA Women's Golf West Regional on Friday. The Hurricane carded a score of 303 for a 36-hole total of 600 at the par-72 Colorado National Golf Club.

The final 18 holes will be played on Saturday with the top-eight teams qualifying for the NCAA Championship Finals. The Hurricane is three strokes out of eighth place and just seven strokes behind fifth place.

Stanford leads the 24-team field with a four-over par 580, followed by LSU (581) in second place, North Carolina (288) and UCLA (290) tied for fourth place, fifth-place Baylor (593), sixth-place Texas Tech (594), seventh-place Pepperdine (596) while California rounds of the top eight teams after the first 36 holes. Tulsa is tied with UC Davis and San Jose State for 11th place.

Tulsa's Kristina Merkle and Marita Engzelius are tied for 22nd place with totals of 148. Merkle turned in the best round of the day for the Hurricane with a one-over par 73, while Engzelius carded a second straight score of 74.

Merkle birdied the par-5 second hole to go one-under par, but a triple bogey on the third hole put her two-over par. Merkle then birdied and bogeyed the next two holes and finished the front nine at two-over par. On the back nine, Merkle played one over with two birdies and one bogey.

Freshman Anna Young is in 40th place with a score of 150, while junior Kayla Riede is in 71st place with a 154 total. Senior Kamryn Ruffin is in 102nd place with a two-round score of 158.

North Carolina's Catherine O'Donnell moved into first place with a total of five-under par 139.

The final 18 holes will be played on Saturday. Tulsa will tee-off at 7:30 am (MT).

 

 

The top eight teams and two individuals will advance from each the regional to the championship finals. The NCAA Championship Finals will be played May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee and will be hosted by Vanderbilt University.

Team Results
1.	Stanford	287-293=580
2.	LSU	        291-290=581
T3. 	North Carolina	288-298=586
T3.	UCLA	        290-296=586
5.	Baylor	        300-293=593
6.	Texas Tech	300-294=594
7.	Pepperdine	297-299=596
8.	California	296-301=597
T9.	Illinois	296-302=598
T9. 	Colorado	297-301=598
T11.	Tulsa	        297-303=600
T11.	UC Davis	305-295=600
T11.	San Jose State	302-298=600
14.	Oklahoma	305-296=601
15.	UNLV	        302-301=603
16.	Iowa State	302-302=604
17. 	TCU	        302-304=606
18.	New Mexico	303-307=610
19.	Denver	        304-311=615
20.	Kennesaw State	309-311=620
21.	Missouri State	314-307=621
22.	Oregon State	313-318=631
23.	No. Colorado	311-324=635
24.	Jackson State	348-355=703

Tulsa Individuals T22. Kristina Merkle 75-73=148 (+4) T22 Marita Engzelius74-74=148 (+4) T40. Anna Young 71-79=150 (+6) T71. Kayla Riede 77-77=154 (+10) T102. Kamryn Ruffin 79-79=158 (+14)

Top-5 Individuals 1. Catherine O'Donnell, UNC 70-69=139 (-5) 2. Austin Ernst, LSU 71-69=140 (-4) 3. Sydney Burlison, Stanford 67-74=141 (-3) 4. Sally Watson, Stanford 71-71=142 (-2) 5. Hayley Davis, Baylor 69-74=143 (-1)