NORMAN, Okla. The Oklahoma women's golf team ended its season at the NCAA Central Regional in Normal, Ill., where they placed 14th with a tournament total of 946 (+94). The fifth-seeded Sooners recorded a final-round 314 (+30), seven strokes better than the previous round, but did not finish among the top eight teams which would have given them a bid to the NCAA Championships.
Vanderbilt, the No. 1 seed, won the NCAA Central Regional with 893 (+41) total strokes. The 21-team field played at the 6,500-yard, par-71 University Golf Course.
Competing in her final collegiate tournament, senior Lisa Meldrum led all Sooners and finished tied for 31st with a 232 (+19) after carding a final-round 77 (+6). Meldrum had an impressive year after being named Big 12 Golfer of the Month twice, a first-team All-Big 12 selection and a second-team Academic All-Big 12 team member.
Senior Hope Edge, also playing in her final collegiate tournament, fired her best round of the regional with a six-over-par 77. Edge tied for 40th with 234 (+21) total strokes. Edge was named to the first-team Academic All-Big 12 for the fourth consecutive year.
Sophomore Amparo Gala recorded a third-round 81 (+10) and finished tied for 49th with a 236 (+23) while junior Emily Milberger tied for 93rd after carding an 83 (+12) in final-round action. Freshman Jaclyn Stelzer improved eight strokes from the second-round and carded a 79 (+8) to finish tied for 100th with a 251 (+38).
The NCAA Central Regional ended OU's season for the second consecutive year. The Sooners finished the season with three tournament championships and four other top-five finishes and also ranked 19th (Golfweek).
The top eight teams from each regional will go on to compete at the NCAA Championships May 18-21 in Opelika, Ala.
|3. Michigan State||302-303-301=906|
|4. Southern California||300-311-299=910|
|7. New Mexico||298-320-300=918|
|8. Texas A&M||305-317-304=926|
|T9. Southern Methodist||316-302-311=929|
|T9. Illinois State||313-308-308=929|
|15. Kansas State||326-311-312=949|
|17. Notre Dame||319-312-321=952|
|20. Kent State||325-319-321=965|
|1. Erica Blasberg, Arizona||68-73-71=212|
|2. May Wood, Vanderbilt||73-72-70=215|
|3. Josefin Svenningson, Baylor||75-72-71=218|
|T4. Myrte Eikenaar, Purdue||73-73-75=221|
|T4. Allison Fouch, Michigan State||73-74-74=221|
|OU Individual Standings|
|T31. Lisa Meldrum||76-79-77=232|
|T40. Hope Edge||78-79-77=234|
|T49. Amparo Gala||76-79-81=236|
|T93. Emily Milberger||81-84-83=248|
|T100. Jaclyn Stelzer||85-87-79=251|