May 11, 2002
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's golf team advanced to the NCAA Championships after taking seventh place with a score of 931 at the NCAA Central Regional in East Lansing, Mich., Saturday afternoon at the Forest Akers Golf Course. The Sooners qualified for their first NCAA Championship since 2000. Tulsa claimed the regional title by four strokes ahead of Ohio State. The individual title was claimed by Stacy Prammanasudh of Tulsa with a score of 219.
Junior Allison Johnson and sophomore Lisa Meldrum paved the way for the Sooners with a tie for 11-place with a score of 231. Johnson recorded three birdies on the back nine to finish three-over par in the final round and Meldrum turned in four birdies to finish the day at two over. Sophomore Hope Edge carded a 236 for a 38th-place finish. Senior Jennifer Tannehill finished play in 59th place with a score of 241, while fellow senior Wendy Martin turned in a score of 242 for a 63rd-place finish.
"We are really excited," said head coach Carol Ludvigson. "We needed to turn it up on the back nine. Lisa (Meldrum) and Allison (Johnson), who birdied two of the last four holes, really stepped in. The girls really worked hard. We weren't putting very well, but we kept grinding and pulled through."
The Sooners will travel to Auburn, Wash., to compete in the NCAA Championships May 21-24.
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Team Scores 1.Tulsa 315-309-290=914 2.Ohio State 311-310-297=918 Texas 316-310-292=918 4.Purdue 309-314-297=920 5.Oklahoma State 306-319-296=921 6.Michigan 313-322-294=929 7.Oklahoma 319-306-306=931 8.Michigan State 310-327-295=932 9.Kent State 304-317-312=933 10.Baylor 309-318-309=936 11.TCU 314-320-304=938 12.Wisconsin 324-319-305=948 13.Illinois 324-334-303=961 14.Northwestern 325-334-304=963 15.Kansas State 325-326-313=964 16.Indiana 339-318-311=968 17.Florida State 327-329-313=969 18.UNC Wilmington 331-324-318=973 19.Nebraska 339-333-326=998 20.Bradley 337-344-322=1003 21.St. Francis Coll.-PA358-355-342=1055
Top Individual 1.Stacy Prammanasudh, Tulsa71-77-71=219 2.Martina Gillen, Kent State71-77-75=223 3.Caroline Laurens, Purdue75-76-73=224 4.Melanie Hagewood, Baylor70-78-77=225 5.Malinda Johnson, Wisconsin77-76-73=226
OU Individuals T11. Allison Johnson 79-77-75=231 Lisa Meldrum 81-76-74=231 T39. Hope Edge 82-76-78=236 T59. Jennifer Tannehill77-85-79=241 T63. Wendy Martin 84-77-81=242