March 11, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's golf team is in third place going into the final round of the Pioneer Electronic Bruin Classic in Menifee, Calif. OU trails defending tournament champion No. 20 Pepperdine by six strokes with 18 holes left to play. The 27th ranked Sooners fired rounds of 303 and 297 at the par-72 Menifee Lakes Country Club.

Junior Allison Johnson and sophomore Lisa Meldrum are three strokes off the lead in fourth place with scores of 146. Sophomore individual competitor Hope Edge is in 18th place with a score of 151, while senior Jennifer Tannehill trails her by one stroke in 27th place. Freshman Emily Milberger carded a score of 154 and is in 37th place with senior Wendy Martin currently in 50th place with a score of 156.

Oklahoma will conclude tournament action at the 2002 Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic in Temecula, Calif., tomorrow with the final round beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.

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Team Standings
1.Pepperdine  297-295=592
2.UCLA          299-297=596
3.Oklahoma  303-295=598
4.New Mexico  305-301=606
5.California  302-305=607
6.San Fransisco    304-304=608
7.San Diego State  307-302=609
8.UNLV          312-305=617
Oregon          307-310=617
10.BYU          311-309=620
11.UC - Irvine  308-314=622
12.CSU - Northridge  310-318=628
13.Colorado  313-317=630
14.Long Beach State  324-312=636
15.Washington State  330-321=651
16.Portland State  325-336=661

Individual Standings T1.Katherine Hull, Pepperdine74-69=143 Lindsey Wright, Pepperdine71-72=143 3.Alicia Um, UCLA 71-74=145 T4.Lisa Meldum, Oklahoma 73-73=146 Allison Johnson, Oklahoma78-68=146 Gina Umeck, UCLA 72-74=146

OU Individual Standings T4.Lisa Meldrum 73-73=146 Allison Johnson 78-68=146 T18.Hope Edge* 77-74=151 T27.Jennifer Tannehill74-78=152 T37.Emily Milberger 78-76=154 T50.Wendy Martin 78-78=156 * indicates individual competitor