Sooners Hit Links in AZ

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 27, 2009

March 27, 2009

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team heads to Tucson, Ariz., March 28-29, for the MountainView Collegiate, hosted by the University of Colorado.  Nineteen total teams will tee off at the 6,263-yard, par-72 MountainView Golf Course.

This will be the fourth time that the Sooners have competed in the MountainView Collegiate.  With each visit the Sooners have left their mark in the tournament’s history.

In 2000, Oklahoma won the tournament with freshman Allison Johnson shooting the second-lowest single round in tournament history with a 69.  It was the first victory for the Sooners since 1993.

In 2007, then-sophomore Kendall Dye fired a tournament record single- round low of 68 (-4) en route to her second place finish, a career low for the Edmond native.

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Last year, senior Heather Wright carded a 69 (-3) in the first round for third place.  The Sooners also finished in third place with a three round 891 (+27).

Dye leads the Sooner lineup, followed by Ellen Mueller.  The sophomore out of Evansville, Ind., returns after setting a new career-low single round score of 70 last week at the Betsy Rawls Invitational.  Kelly Short and Ryanne Elmer will compete for the second consecutive time this year.  Rounding out the lineup is senior Staci Smoot.  Junior Chelsey Collins will compete individually for the Sooners.

Oklahoma will go up against San Jose State (19), Louisville (20), Arizona (24), UNLV (32), Colorado (38), Michigan (48), Texas Tech (49) , Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon State and Washington State.

The teams will play 36 holes at 8 a.m. CT on Saturday, followed by 18 holes on Sunday at 8 a.m. CT.



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