March 12, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's golf team took third place at the Pioneer Electronic Bruin Classic in Menifee, Calif., on Tuesday. The No. 27 Sooners tied with 25th-ranked New Mexico with a score of 908. No. 20 Pepperdine defended its tournament title by 25 strokes. The 16-team tournament was played at the par-72 Menifee Lakes Country Club.

Sophomore Lisa Meldrum shot a four-over-par 220 to take third place. Junior Allison Johnson tied for sixth place with a score of 223 and a career low of 68 in the second round. Placing 32nd was senior Jennifer Tannehill who carded a 230, while sophomore Hope Edge placed 41st as an individual. Trailing Tannehill by five strokes was freshman Emily Milberger shooting a 235 to tie for 47th place and senior Wendy Martin tied for 65th place with a score of 241.

The Sooner's next competition will be on March 19-20 at the Dr. Thompson Wahine Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Team Standings
1.Pepperdine  297-295-284=876
2.UCLA          299-297-305=901
3.Oklahoma  303-295-310=908
New Mexico  305-301-302=908
5.San Fransisco  304-304-303=911
6.San Diego State  307-302-306=915
7.California  302-305-310=917
8.Oregon          307-310-308=925
9.      UNLV          312-305-313=930
10.UC - Irvine  308-314-312=934
11.     BYU          311-309-323=943
12.CSU - Northridge  310-318-316=944
13.Long Beach State  324-312-314=950
14.Colorado  313-317-322=952
15.Washington State  330-321-309=960
16.Portland State  325-336-316=977

Individual Standings 1.Katherine Hull, Pepperdine74-69-64=207 2.Lindsey Wright, Pepperdine71-72-71=214 3.Lisa Meldum, Oklahoma 73-73-74=220 4.Gina Umeck, UCLA 72-74-75=221 5.Jess Carlyon, Oregon 73-78-71=222

OU Individual Standings 3.Lisa Meldrum 73-73-74=220 T6.Allison Johnson 78-68-77=223 T32.Jennifer Tannehill74-78-78=230 T41.Hope Edge* 77-74-81=232 T47.Emily Milberger 78-76-81=235 T65.Wendy Martin 78-78-85=241 * indicates individual competitor