May 23, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma women's golf team is tied for ninth place going into the final round of the NCAA Championships at the Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash. The Sooners are 15 strokes behind tournament leader Arizona. Duke's Virada Nirapathpongporn has led all three rounds of the tournament thus far.

Senior Jennifer Tannehill carded a one-over par 73 for the day. Tannehill, who is in 12th place, improved on her season-low three-round score by eight strokes. Sophomore Lisa Meldrum is in 23rd place after turning in a third-round score of 75, while senior Wendy Martin shot a 224, her second-lowest three-round score of the year, and is in 47th place. Junior Allison Johnson is in 82nd place after shooting an 83 and sophomore Hope Edge carded a 79 for the day.

Oklahoma will conclude the fourth and final round Sunday with tee times beginning at 12:20 p.m. PST on the 10th tee. - OU -

Team Standings
1.Arizona              285-296-293=874
2.Texas             305-286-285=876
3.Duke                  294-293-290=877
4.Auburn               298-300-285=883
5.Florida              298-291-295=884
Georgia            294-294-296=884
7.Arizona State        301-292-292=885
8.Ohio State        299-292-296=887
9.Oklahoma        299-289-301=889
Stanford          299-295-295=889
11.Pepperdine         301-294-297=892
12.California       298-303-292=893
13.Tulsa              302-297-296=895
14.Purdue             304-296-297=897
15.Michigan        301-299-299=899
Oklahoma State  299-303-297=899
Southern California307-294-298=899
18.Vanderbilt      311-296-296=903
19.South Carolina   298-298-308=904
Washington      302-297-305=904
21.Wake Forest           298-305-302=905
22.UCLA                314-297-298=909
23.Michigan State   305-297-311=913
24.South Florida   313-322-323=958

Individual Standings 1.Virada Nirapathpongporn, Duke68-69-70=207 2.Summer Sirmons, Georgia 69-68-73=210 3.Lorena Ochoa, Arizona 71-68-71=211 T4.Danielle Downey, Auburn 73-69-70=212 Lindsey Wright, Pepperdine70-71-71=212

OU Individual Standings T12.Jennifer Tannehill70-75-73=218 T23.Lisa Meldrum 79-67-75=221 T47.Wendy Martin 77-73-74=224 T82.Allison Johnson 73-74-83=230 T108.Hope Edge 81-76-79=236