Feb. 25, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's golf team is in fifth place after the first two rounds of the Central District Invitational at the River Wilderness Country Club in Parrish, Fla. The 29th-ranked Sooners shot rounds of 303 and 299, which puts them 14 strokes off the leader and tournament host No. 13 Michigan State.

Junior Allison Johnson leads the team in sixth place with rounds of 71 and 76. Johnson, who is ranked as the 58th best player in the nation by Golfstat, placed in the top 12 in every fall tournament in 2001. Sophomore Lisa Meldrum trails Johnson by three strokes and is currently in 19th place after shooting consecutive rounds of 75. Freshman Emily Milberger is in 23rd place with rounds of 77 and 74, she is currently seven strokes off the lead. Senior Wendy Martin is tied for 36th place with a score of 154 and fellow senior Jennifer Tannehill is in 60th place with a score of 161.

The Sooners will conclude tournament play with the final 18 holes in a shotgun start Tuesday at 8 a.m.

Team Standings
1.Michigan State296-292=588
2.Purdue        302-292=594
3.Ohio State301-297=598
4.Texas A&M294-306=600
5.Oklahoma303-299=602
6.Michigan303-301=604
7.Baylor        305-301=606
8.TCU        312-296=608
9.Kent State310-300=610
10.Indiana        319-294=613
11.Northwestern312-310=622
Nebraska317-305=622
13Texas Tech320-304=624
Missouri313-311=624

Individual Standings
1.Stacy Snider, Michigan State72-71=143
T2.Allison Fouch, Michigan State72-72=144
Nicole Melton, Texas A&M70-74=144
4.Emily Bastel, Michigan State73-72=145
5.Andrea Makauskas, Purdue72-74=146

OU Individual Standings
T6.Allison Johnson71-76=147
T19.Lisa Meldrum75-75=150
T23.Emily Milberger77-74=151
T36.Wendy Martin80-74=154
T60. Jennifer Tannehill80-81=161