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Jacques Leads OU to Finish Sixth
February 25, 2007

NORMAN, Okla.-- The University of Oklahoma women's golf team finished in a tie for sixth place after shooting a final-round 300 (+16) at the 17-team Lady Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico, marking the third top-six finish for the Sooners this season. The Sooners completed the tournament with a team score of 893 (+29) at the par-72, 6,000-yard Coco Beach Golf Course. OU landed 20 strokes behind tournament champion Auburn which shot an 873 (+9).

Kelly Jacques tied for eighth place with a tournament total 219 (+3).  The junior led the Sooners in the final round of play by firing a 73 (+1). It marked Jacques’ third top-10 finish this season and sixth in her career. She finished two strokes behind the tournament medalists.

"What a fantastic finish from Kelly," OU head coach Carol Ludvigson said. "She played with such poise. Chelsey (Collins) and Heather (Wright) also really came through to help the team's finish."

Collins, a freshman, and Wright, a junior, finished the tournament five-over par (221) in a tie for 15th place. Collins carded a final-round 77 (+5) and Wright turned in a 74 (+2). Collins’ second-round 68 put her in third on OU's all-time single-round-low list. She is one of only three freshmen to appear in the records. Wright's finish topped her previous career best of 225.

Senior Megan Goodwin shot 76 (+4) to finish in a tie for 45th. Sophomore Kendall Dye finished the tournament in a 56th-place tie with a score of 237 (+21). Senior Jaclyn Stelzer tied for 73rd place shooting 24 over (240).

"Our finish in such a difficult field this weekend gives us great momentum," Ludvigson said.  "This gets us ready for the next tournament and a good way to start the spring slate."

The Sooners will return to the links March 9-11 at the "Mo" Morial Invitational in College Station, Texas. The tournament will be hosted by Texas A&M on the par-72, 6,255-yard Traditions Golf Club course. 

Final Team Results
1 Auburn, 292-284-297=873 (+9)
2 Georgia, 302-290-286=878 (+14)
   Oklahoma State, 292-289-297=878 (+14)
4 Purdue, 296-287-299=882 (+18)
5 South Carolina, 294-295-303=892 (+28)
6 Oklahoma, 299-294-300=893 (+29)
   TCU, 289 296 308 893 (+29)
8 Kent State, 301-296-299=896 (+32)
9 Alabama,  297-299-308=904 (+40)
10 North Carolina State, 303-311-301=915 (+51)
11 Indiana, 312-307-308=927 (+63)
12 UCF, 310-311-308=929 (+65)
13 Iowa State, 307-313-316=936 (+72)
14 Wisconsin, 316-314-311=941 (+77)
15 Texas Tech, 315-318-314=947 (+83)
16 Minnesota, 320-328-324=972 (+108)

Final Individual Results
1 Jenny Suh, Alabama, 70-76-71=217 (+1)
   Pernilla Lindberg, Okla. St., 69-71-77=217 (+1)
   Alina Lee, Georgia, 72-72-73=217 (+1)
   Mariana Macias, Auburn, 70-70-77=217 (+1)
   Valentine Derrey, TCU, 67-74-76=217 (+1)
6 Garrett Phillips, Georgia, 78-72-68=218 (+2)
   Candace Schepperle, Auburn, 72-72-74=218 (+2)
8 Taylor Leon, Georgia, 76-71-72=219 (+3)
   Karin Kinnerud, Okla. St., 73-71-75=219 (+3)
   Kirby Dreher, Kent State, 73-69-77=219 (+3)
   Kelly Jacques, Oklahoma, 72-74-73=219 (+3)

OU Final Results
T8 Kelly Jacques,72-74-73=219 (+3)
T15 Heather Wright, 75-72-74=221 (+5)
    Chelsey Collins, 76-68-77=221 (+5)
T45 Megan Goodwin, 76-80-76=232 (+16)
T56 Kendall Dye, 77-79-81=237 (+21)
T73 Jaclyn Stelzer, 82-81-79=242 (+26)

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