March 5, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's golf team claimed fourth place at the Verizon "Mo" Morial Invitational, which was held at the Briarcrest Country Club in Bryan, Texas, on Monday and Tuesday. The Sooners began today in seventh place and battled back to overtake Baylor, Indiana, Missouri and Texas A&M. Sixth-ranked Ohio State claimed the tournament title by 14 strokes. The tournament was condensed to 18 holes each day due to weather and course conditions.

Sophomore Lisa Meldrum carded a 154 for a fifth-place finish, while junior Allison Johnson shot a 159 to tie for 17th place. Senior Wendy Martin turned in scores of 81 and 82 to finish in 36th place. Sophomore Hope Edge carded a 166 to tie for 48th and senior Jennifer Tannehill shot a 171 for a 70th-place finish.

Oklahoma will resume tournament action at the 2002 Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic in Temecula, Calif., on March 11-12.

Team Standings
1.Ohio State307-309=616
2.Michigan State317-313=630
3.TCU        315-318=633
4.Oklahoma324-314=638
5.Baylor        324-316=640
6.Indiana        323-319=642
7.Northwestern332-315=647
8.Missouri323-329=652
9.Texas A&M323-331=654
10.Kent State332-323=655
11.UTEP        330-326=656
12.Minnesota327-332=659
13.Kansas State332-329=661
14.Iowa        336-330=666
15.Iowa State333-336=669
16.Kansas        346-324=670
Texas Tech335-335=670
18.Arkansas351-327=678

Individual Standings 1.Mollie Fankhauser, Ohio State76-74=150 2.Brooke Tull, TCU 76-75=151 3.Emily Bastel, Michigan State76-76=152 4.Kristen White, Ohio State75-78=153 5.Lisa Meldrum, Oklahoma 79-75=154 Nicole Melton, Texas A&M77-77=154 Stacy Snider, Michigan State76-78=154

OU Individual Standings T5.Lisa Meldrum 79-75=154 T17.Allison Johnson 82-77=159 T36Wendy Martin 81-82=163 T48 Hope Edge 82-84=166 T70Jennifer Tannehill91-80=171