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