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Sooners in 10th at "Mo" Morial
March 09, 2007

NORMAN, Okla.-- The University of Oklahoma women's golf team is in 10th place after 18 holes of play in the 16-team "Mo" Morial Invitational in College Station, Texas. The Sooners shot a first-round 322 (+34) on the par-72, 6,225-yard Traditions Golf Club Course and are 19 strokes behind leader Arizona State.

Junior Heather Wright leads OU after shooting a first-round 75 (+3), good for a seventh-place tie. She returns after turning in a top-20 finish (T15) at the spring opener, the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, Feb. 23- Feb. 25.

"I'm very proud of Heather's performance today," OU head coach Carol Ludvigson said. "She did a terrific job."

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Freshman Chelsey Collins carded an 81 (+9) and is in a tie for 44th place while senior Jaclyn Stelzer and junior Kelly Jacques each shot 11-over par (83) and are tied in 56th place. Senior Megan Goodwin, who turned in a first-round 84 (+12), is in a 65th-place tie. Competing individually, redshirt freshman Ryanne Elmer shot an 86 and is in a tie for 78th.

"We had a rough day today," Ludvigson said. "We're disappointed about our performance but we're determined and looking forward to tomorrow."

The Sooners return to the links for second-round action of the 54-hole tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The final 18 holes will be played Sunday.

Team Standings
1. Arizona State, 303 (+15)
2. UCLA, 304 (+16)
3. Texas A&M, 306 (+18)
T4. Oklahoma State, 307 (+19)
T4. USC, 307 (+19)
6. Denver, 308 (+20)
7. Missouri, 316 (+28)
8. Princeton, 318 (+13)
9. South Carolina, 320 (+32)
10. Oklahoma, 322 (+34)
11. Iowa State, 323 (+35)
T12. UTEP, 324 (+26)
T12. Tulsa, 324 (+26)
14. Kansas State, 326 (+38)
15. Texas, 331 (+43)
16. Redlands College, 334 (+46)

Individual Standings
1. Hannah Jan, UCLA, X (-2)
T2. Ashley Knoll, Texas A&M, X (E)
T2. Pernilla Lindberg, Oklahoma State, X (E)
4. Anna Nordqvist. Arizona State, X (+1)
T5. Emily Hoeper, Denver, X (+2)
T5. Paola Moreno, USC, X (+2)

OU Individuals
T7. Heather Wright, 75 (+3)
T44. Chelsey Collins, 81 (+9)
T56. Kelly Jacques, 83 (+11)
T56. Jaclyn Stelzer, 83 (+11)
T65. Megan Goodwin, 84 (+12)
T78. Ryanne Elmer, 86 (+14)

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