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Women's Golfers Finish in Fourth Place at NCAA Fall Preview
September 14, 2003

NORMAN, Okla. Playing against a stellar field in its first tournament of the fall, the University of Oklahoma women's golf team finished in an impressive fourth place with a score of 888 (+24) at the NCAA Fall Preview in Auburn, Ala. The Sooners recorded a 296 for the third consecutive day and finished 11 strokes behind tournament champion Duke, which defeated Auburn in a playoff for the title. The 18-team field played at the 6,215-yard, par-72 Grand National Lake Golf Course.

Leading the way for OU was senior Lisa Meldrum who carded a final-round 70 (-2) and earned second-place honors with a total of 214 (-2). Senior Hope Edge tied for 18th place after shooting a 75 (+3) for a tournament total of 220 (+4). Sophomore Amparo Gala recorded a 76 (+4) and tied for 36th with 227 (+11) total strokes. Junior Emily Milberger posted a final-round 75 (+3) and tied for 56th with a total of 233 (+17) while sophomore Cathryn Uselton finished tied for 83rd after shooting an 88 (+16) Sunday for a three-round total of 246 (+30).

The NCAA Fall Preview consisted of 17 nationally ranked teams, including the top 11 in the country. The tournament was played at the same course that the 2004 National Championships will be held in the spring.

The Sooners, who finished ahead of Big 12 rivals Oklahoma State and Texas, will return to action Sept. 27-28 at the Lady Northern Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.

Team Standings

T1. Duke*                   

287-298-285=870 

Auburn 286-297-287=870
3. Arizona 289-292-297=878
4. Oklahoma 296-296-296=888
5. Oklahoma State 301-298-296=895
6. UCLA 303-297-296=896
7. Vanderbilt 295-305-299=899
8. Southern California       309-297-296=902  
9. New Mexico 310-305-290=905
10.  Pepperdine 295-307-304=906
11. Florida 308-302-302=912
12. North Carolina 302-306-305=913
13. Ohio State 303-303-308=914
14. Georgia 301-316-300=917
15. Texas 306-305-307=918
16. Tulane 303-313-305=921
17. Wake Forest 315-302-307=924
18. Tennessee 314-304-310=928

*Won in a playoff

Individual Standings

1.  Carolina Llano, Pepperdine    70-75-66=211
2. Lisa Meldrum, Oklahoma 69-75-70=214
T3. Erica Blasberg, Arizona 71-70-74=215  
Nicole Hage, Auburn 68-76-71=215
Elizabeth Janangelo, Duke 70-73-72=215
Cassandra Kirkland, Arizona 68-72-75=215
Diana Ramage, Auburn 72-74-69=215

OU Individual Standings

2.  Lisa Meldrum      69-75-70=214  
T18. Hope Edge 72-73-75=220
T36. Amparo Gala 78-73-76=227
T56. Emily Milberger 77-81-75=233
T83.  Cathryn Uselton       83-75-88=246

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