Womens Golf Tied For Seventh In Austin

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 21, 2004

The No. 16 Oklahoma women’s golf team is tied with California and Purdue for seventh after one round at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas.  The Sooners recorded a 321 (+33) and trail leader and host Texas by 12 strokes.

The 18-team field, featuring nine top-25 teams, is playing at the 6,247-yard, par-72 Hills Country Club. 

Senior Lisa Meldrum is leading the Sooners after first-round action and is tied for fourth after carding a three-over-par 75 while sophomore Amparo Gala recorded a first-round 78 (+5) and is tied for 12th.  Senior Hope Edge shot an 81 (+9) and is tied for 31st after round one.  

Junior Emily Milberger is tied for 72nd after recording an 87 (+15) while Jaclyn Stelzer is tied for 79th with 89 (+17) total strokes.  Freshman Alana Donaldson, who is competing as an individual for the Sooners, did not play due to an illness.  Donaldson is expected to compete in Monday's round.

Oklahoma will play 18 holes Monday and conclude the tournament on Tuesday.  Fans can access live stats through www.golfstat.com.

Team Standings

1.  Texas    309
2. UNLV                  313    
3. Vanderbilt 316
4. Southern California   318
T5. TCU 320
Southern Methodist   320
T7. Oklahoma 321
California 321
Purdue 321
10. Tulsa 322
11. North Carolina 323
12. Arizona 327
13. Texas A&M 331
T14. Oregon State 339
Northwestern 339
16. Kansas State 341
17. Arizona State 342
18. Kansas 349

Individual Standings

1. Chris Brady, Vanderbilt 72
T2. Cassandra Kirkland, Arizona    74
Janice Olivencia, Texas 74
T4. Lisa Meldrum, Oklahoma 75
Laura Bold, Southern Methodist   75
Beth Hermes, Purdue 75
Sunny Oh, UNLV 75

OU Individual Standings

T4.   Lisa Meldrum    75
T12. Amparo Gala 78
T31. Hope Edge 81
T72. Emily Milberger   87
T79. Jaclyn Stelzer            89 
Alana Donaldson* W

*Competing as an individual



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