Oct. 16, 2011
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NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team carded a 295 (+5) and stands in fifth place after one round at the 17-team Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman.
The No. 33 Sooners are nine strokes behind leader Florida State (284) and five strokes behind second-place Texas A&M (288). The tournament features six teams in Golfweek’s national top 50.
“We played pretty solid all day,” said OU head coach Veronique Drouin. “We started off with a couple bogeys but we came back with some pretty good birdie holes. I think we are still in good shape because we have two days left and a lot of golf to still play.”
In her debut round of the season, sophomore Emily Collins recorded five birdies and finished with a team-best 71 (-1). She is tied for ninth place out of 90 competitors, three shots behind co-leaders Kimberly Kaufman of Texas Tech and Ket Preamchen of Kennesaw State.
“I thought today went pretty well,” said Collins, who missed OU’s first two tournaments of the season due to illness. “I was fortunate to get some putts to fall early and make the turn at 3 under. I knew the back (nine) would be playing tougher today. But it felt so great to get back out on the course and also to be there to support my teammates.”
Sophomore Anne Catherine Tanguay also had a strong start to the tournament with her 72. Tanguay is in a tie for 14th place at even par.
Junior Taylor Schmidt and sophomore Chirapat “Ja” Jao-Javanil each carded a 75 (+3) and are tied for 32nd place. Senior Brooke Collins shot a 77 (+5) and is tied for 49th place.
Participating as individuals for the Sooners are Jade Staggs (76), Jacki Marshall (78) and Viktoria Lager (82).
The tournament will resume Monday morning at 9:00 CT. Live stats will be available at Golfstat.com.