Womens Golf Misses Bid To NCAA Championships

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 08, 2004

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.

Team Standings  
1. Vanderbilt 298-307-288=893
2. Arizona 299-313-290=902
3. Michigan State 302-303-301=906
4. Southern California 300-311-299=910
5. Baylor 312-297-306=915
6. Purdue 305-309-303=917
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
11. Northwestern 313-305-316=934
12. TCU 308-319-308=935
13. Missouri 303-323-310=936
14. Oklahoma 311-321-314=946
15. Kansas State 326-311-312=949
16. Arkansas 308-325-317=950
17. Notre Dame 319-312-321=952
18. Indiana 311-320-324=955
19. Princeton 320-317-324=961
20. Kent State 325-319-321=965
21. Tulsa 319-321-326=966
Individual Standings  
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




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