May 22, 2002
NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma women's golf team moved into third place after two rounds of the NCAA Championships at the Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash. Oklahoma turned in a second round score of 289, the Sooners lowest round of the year. Arizona leads the field, seven strokes ahead of Oklahoma. Duke's Virada Nirapathpongporn has retained the lead, but now shares it with Georgia's Summer Sirmons.
Senior Jennifer Tannehill carded a 75 to bring her two-day total to 145. Sophomore Lisa Meldrum carded her lowest round of the year (67) and tied her career low score. Meldrum, who is ranked second in the Big 12 in scoring averages, had six birdies in today's round. One stroke behind Meldrum is junior Allison Johnson, who carded a 74 in the second round. Senior Wendy Martin shot a one-over par 73 to move into 50th place and sophomore Hope Edge carded a second-round score of 76.
Oklahoma will tee off on the tenth hole in the afternoon group for the third round of play tomorrow.
Team Standings 1.Arizona 285-296=581 2.Duke 294-293=587 3.Georgia 294-294=588 Oklahoma 299-289=588 5.Florida 298-291=589 6.Ohio State 299-292=591 Texas 305-286=591 8.Arizona State 301-293=594 9.Stanford 299-295=594 10.Pepperdine 301-294=595 11.South Carolina 298-299=597 12.Auburn 298-300=598 13.Tulsa 302-297=599 Washington 302-297=599 15.Michigan 301-299=600 Purdue 304-296=600 17.California 298-303=601 Southern California307-294=601 19.Michigan State 305-297=602 Oklahoma State 299-303=602 21.Wake Forest 298-305=603 22.Vanderbilt 311-296=607 23.UCLA 314-297=611 24.South Florida 313-322=635
Individual Standings 1.Virada Nirapathpongporn, Duke68-69=137 Summer Sirmons, Georgia 69-68=137 3.Lorena Ochoa, Arizona 71-68=140 T4.Janice Olivencia, Texas 70-71=141 Lindsey Wright, Pepperdine70-71=141
OU Individual Standings T14.Jennifer Tannehill70-75=145 T17.Lisa Meldrum 79-67=146 T21.Allison Johnson 73-74=147 T50.Wendy Martin 77-73=150 T105.Hope Edge 81-76=157