Women's Golfers in Third Place After First Round Action
February 22, 2004

In its spring-opening tournament, the No. 15 Oklahoma women’s golf is in third place at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The Sooners recorded a five-over-par 293 at the 6,000-yard, par-72 Dorado Del Mar Country Club.   OU trails first-place Duke (No. 1) by eight strokes and second-place Georgia (No. 7) by one stroke.  The Sooners’ competition includes a 15-team field with 10 top-25 teams according to the Golfweek poll.

Three Sooners are in the top 15 heading into second-round play.  Leading the Sooner quintet is senior Lisa Meldrum who is currently tied for second with a two-under-par 70.  Meldrum, who is recovering from a month-long battle with mononucleosis, trails leader Virada Nirapathpongporn (Duke) by four strokes.  Sophomore Amparo Gala is currently tied for eighth after carding a one-over-par 73.  Junior Emily Milberger shot a 74 (+2) and is tied for 14th place while senior Hope Edge is tied for 24th with a first-round 76 (+4).  Rounding out the Sooner squad is freshman Jaclyn Stelzer who is tied for 56th after recording an 81 (+9).

 Oklahoma will play 18 holes Monday and conclude the tournament on Tuesday.


Team Standings

1. Duke     285
2. Georgia                     292
3. Oklahoma 293
4. Southern California           297  
5. Tulane 301
6. Tulsa 304
T7. Auburn 310
Florida 310
9. Wake Forest 312
10. Kent State 313
11. Texas 314
12. Michigan 315
13. Missouri 317
14. Purdue 321
15. Penn State 324

Individual Standings

1. Virada Nirapathpongporn, Duke  66
T2. Lisa Meldrum, Oklahoma 70
Lisa Taylor, Georgia 70
4. Veronica Felibert, Southern California    72  
T5. Elizabeth Janangelo, Duke 72
N. Aazam-Zanganeh, Duke 72
Martina Gillen, Kent State 72

OU Individual Standings

T2. Lisa Meldrum   70  
T8. Amparo Gala   73
T14. Emily Milberger  74
T24.   Hope Edge 76
T56. Jaclyn Stelzer  81



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