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Womens Golf Team Finishes 11th in Austin
March 23, 2004

The No. 16 Oklahoma women’s golf team finished in 11th place at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas with 968 (+104) total strokes.  The Sooners final-round 319 (+31) was their best of the three rounds.  Tournament champion Vanderbilt recorded a three-day total of 935 (+71) and also had the indiviudal champion, Chris Brady, who recorded 226 (+10) total strokes.

The competitive tournament, featuring nine top-25 teams, was played at the 6,247-yard, par-72 Hills Country Club.

OU had a different leader every round of the tournament.  In the final round Amparo Gala was the leading Sooner and finished tied for 15th after carding a 76 (+4) - her lowest round of the tournament - to finish with a total of 237 (+21).  Senior Hope Edge carded a final-round 80 (+8) and tied for 26th with 240 (+24) total strokes.

Junior Emily Milberger also recorded her lowest round of the tournament, a 79 (+7), and finished tied for 45th with a 246 (+30).  Senior Lisa Meldrum finished tied for 68th with a 254 (+38) after carding a final-round 89 (+17).  Freshman Jaclyn Stelzer recorded her best round of the tournament, 84 (+12) and finished tied for 79th with a tournament total of 259 (+43).  Freshman Alana Donaldson did not play in the first round of the tournament due to an illness, but turned in an 86 (+14) in final-round play.

The Sooners return home for their next tournament.  OU will compete in the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, April 12-13 in Norman, Okla., at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course.


Team Standings

1.  Vanderbilt     316-316-303=935
2. Texas 309-317-311=937
3. California

321-311-306=938

4. Southern California     318-317-306=941
5. UNLV 313-314-323=950
T6.  Southern Methodist  320-324-318=962
Purdue 321-323-318=962
8. North Carolina 324-322-319=965
T9. TCU 320-326-320=966
Arizona 327-317-322=966
11. Oklahoma 321-328-319=968
12. Tulsa 322-329-323=974
13. Texas A&M 331-315-331=977
14. Arizona State 342-328-332=1002
15. Kansas 349-333-324=1006
T16. Northwestern 339-332-336=1007
Kansas State 341-328-338=1007
18. Oregon State 339-345-336=1020


Individual Standings

1.  Chris Brady, Vanderbilt        72-77-77=226
2. Sophia Sheridan, California    82-75-71=228
3. Laura Cross, SMU 75-77-77=229
T4. Tanya Dergel, USC 79-76-75=230
Sunny Oh, UNLV 75-78-77=230
Julie Tvede, Tulsa 76-76-78=230


OU Individual Standings

T15.  Amparo Gala      78-83-76=237
T26. Hope Edge 81-79-80=240
T45. Emily Milberger      87-80-79=246
T68. Lisa Meldrum 75-90-89=254
T79. Jaclyn Stelzer 89-86-84=259
Alana Donaldson*  W-85-86=W

*Competing as an individual
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