Oct. 23, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma women's golf team will compete in its final tournament of the fall season Oct. 24-26 (Monday-Wednesday) at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown. The 16-team tournament will take place at the par-72 Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev.
The Sooners moved up to No. 25 in the Golfweek rankings after their victory last week at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in Norman. It was their second straight tournament win and second straight event in which an OU golfer won medalist honors.
"This is our last event of the fall, so the girls and I are excited and ready to perform," said OU head coach Veronique Drouin. "We are excited to be out here and really like this course. The girls have been working hard all week, even with the quick turnaround from our last tournament, and are excited to finish it off."
The tournament, hosted by the UNLV, will feature 18 holes of competition on each of the three days.
OU will be joined in the field by four other top-50 schools: No. 23 UC Davis, No. 33 San Diego State, No. 42 Pepperdine and No. 47 East Carolina. Also competing will be BYU, Colorado State, Fresno State, Idaho, Long Beach State, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Missouri, Nevada-Reno, UC Irvine and UNLV.
OU sophomore Anne Catherine Tanguay, coming off a career-best performance at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, will lead the Sooners and play in the No. 1 lineup spot. Tanguay finished in first place last week and set career lows for 18-hole (67 in the second round) and 54-hole (214) scores.
Fellow sophomore Chirapat Jao-Javanil will play in the No. 2 slot for the Sooners. Jao-Javanil is coming off of a tie for 19th place at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic and an individual victory at the Golfweek Invitational (Sept. 19-21 in Edwards, Colo.).
Competing in the No. 3 position in the Oklahoma lineup will be Taylor Schmidt. The junior tied for 10th place at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, her fourth top-10 finish as a Sooner.
Sophomore Emily Collins, who tied for 19th place at the Susie Maxwell, will start in the No. 4 position, while senior Broke Collins will start in the No. 5 spot.
Also making the trip is junior Jacki Marshall, who will compete as an individual and unattached from team scoring.