Womens Golf Tied For Ninth After First Round

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 07, 2004

The 13th-ranked Oklahoma women’s golf team recorded a first-round 312 (+32) and is currently tied for ninth with Florida State at the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.  The 15-team field is playing at the 5,773-yard, par-70 University of Florida Golf Course.  Leading the field is No. 1 Duke with a 292 (+12).  The tournament features nine teams ranked in the top-25 and includes seven of the top-10 individual golfers in the country.

Leading the way for the Sooners is senior Lisa Meldrum who shot a 76 (+6) and is tied for 16th heading into the second round.  Meldrum trails the leader, Allison Fouch (Michigan State), by seven strokes.  Junior Emily Milberger is tied for 25th after carding a first-round 77 (+7).  Freshman Alana Donaldson and senior Hope Edge recorded a 78 (+8) and are tied for 35th.  Donaldson, playing in her second career tournament, is competing as an individual for the Sooners.  Sophomore Amaparo Gala, February Big 12 Golfer of the Month, carded a first-round 81 (+11) and is tied with sophomore Cathryn Uselton for 57th. 

Oklahoma will play 18 holes Monday and conclude the tournament on Tuesday.  Fans can access live stats through www.golfstat.com.


Team Standings

1. Duke 292
T2.   Michigan State            299
Ohio State 299
4. Tennessee 301
5. Vanderbilt 306
6. Auburn 307
T7. Oklahoma State 308
Florida 308
T9. Oklahoma 312
Florida State 312
11. South Florida 315
12. Purdue 320
T13. Arkansas 322
          Virginia 322
Central Florida 322

Individual Standings

1.        Allison Fouch, Michigan St.   69
T2. Brittany Lang, Duke 72
Violeta Retamoza, Tennessee   72  
T4. Anna Grzebien, Duke 73
Allyson Harvie, Ohio State 73
Elizabeth Janangelo, Duke 73
Katie Quinney, Florida State 73

OU Individual Standings

T16. Lisa Meldrum   76
T25. Emily Milberger   77
T35. Alana Donaldson*   78
Hope Edge 78
T57. Amparo Gala 81   
           Cathryn Uselton       81

*Competing as an individual



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