Women Golfers Finish In Sixth In Las Vegas

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 12, 2003

The No. 8 University of Oklahoma women’s golf team placed sixth at the Las Vegas Founders Women’s Collegiate Showdown in Las Vegas, Nev., with a three-round total of 900 (+36). The Sooners recorded a 308 (+20) in the final round, which was played in inclement weather. OU finished 31 strokes behind tournament champion and No. 7 ranked New Mexico. The 15-team field, that included three top-25 teams, played at the 6,914-yard, par-72 Anthem Country Club.

Oklahoma wrapped up its fall season with this tournament. The Sooners won two tournament championships and recorded two other top-five finishes in five tournaments this fall. OU’s two tournament championships is a fall season best for the program. Also, Oklahoma’s current ranking is the highest recorded in a fall season.

Once again, senior Lisa Meldrum led the Sooners. Meldrum earned fifth place honors, four strokes off the lead, after recording a three-over-par 75 in the final round for a tournament total of 217 (+1). Meldrum has finished in the top-five in every tournament this fall. Junior Emily Milberger carded a final-round 76 (+4) and tied for 18th with a 224 (+8). Sophomore Amparo Gala shot a final-round 77 (+5) for a total of 226 (+10) and a tie for 22nd. Senior Hope Edge tied for 43rd after recording an 80 (+8) in the final round for a tournament total of 234 (+18). Freshman Jaclyn Stelzer shot an 85 (+13) in the final round and placed 64th with a 241 (+25).

The Sooners will begin spring competition Feb 22-24, when they open with the Puerto Rico Invitational in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Team Standings

1. New Mexico              288-288-293=869
2. Tennessee 296-295-296=887
3. Missouri 299-305-285=889
4. Colorado State 300-294-302=896
5. Kent State 304-296-299=899
6. Oklahoma 293-299-308=900
7. UNLV 306-296-301=903
8. San Jose State 303-300-305=908
9. San Diego State 314-300-299=913
10. Nevada 320-310-296=926
11. Hawaii 310-310-315=935
12. Brigham Young 323-306-312=941
13. UC-Irvine 317-305-321=943
14. Colorado 319-319-308=946
15. Eastern Washington 324-318-314=956

Individual Standings

1. Katrina Leckovic, New Mexico 69-72-72=213
2. Maria Ohlsson, Missouri 71-73-71=215
T3. Shannon Johnson, New Mexico    72-74-70=216
Trisha Quick, Colorado State 68-75-73=216
5. Lisa Meldrum, Oklahoma 70-72-75=217

OU Individual Standings

5. Lisa Meldrum 70-72-75=217
T18. Emily Milberger  74-74-76=224
T22. Amparo Gala 72-77-77=226
T43. Hope Edge 77-77-80=234
64. Jaclyn Stelzer 80-76-85=241



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