OU Shares Fifth at Big 12 Tourney

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 24, 2009

April 24, 2009

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's golf team fired a first-round 315 (+23) Friday and is tied for fifth place at the Big 12 Championship in Lubbock, Texas.  OU and Nebraska are three strokes behind fourth-place Kansas and four strokes behind third-place Kansas State at the 6,564-yard, par-73 Rawls Course.
Oklahoma State, ranked No. 4 nationally, paces the tournament after firing a 3-over-par 295.  The Cowgirls are followed by Texas A&M (+12), Kansas State (+19), Kansas (+20), Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri (+25), Colorado (+25), Texas (+29), Baylor (+29), Iowa State (+33) and Texas Tech (+34).
Caroline Hedwall of Oklahoma State shot a 3-under 70 to lead all golfers.  Morgan Moon of Kansas State and Ashley Freeman of Texas A&M stand in a second-place tie after each carded a 72.
Senior Kendall Dye fired a 76 (+3) to lead the Sooners.  Dye, who owns the second-best stroke average in OU history, is tied for eighth place with Colorado's Emily Talley and Texas A&M's Alexa Porter.  She played in the back nine in 1-under-par fashion. 
One stroke behind Dye is OU senior Staci Smoot, who entered the tournament in the team's No. 5 spot.  Smoot recorded three birdies on the day and is tied for 11th place with her first-round 77 (+4).
Sophomore Ellen Mueller shot an 80 (+7) and is tied for 28th in the field of 60.  She shot even par on the back nine. 
Freshman Kelly Short carded an 82 (+9) en route to a 39th-place standing while sophomore Sara Hemingway turned in an 87 (+14) and is in 59th place.
Saturday's second round will begin at 8 a.m. CT.
Team standings:
1. Oklahoma State: 295 (+3)
2. Texas A&M: 304 (+12)
3. Kansas State: 311 (+19)
4. Kansas: 312 (+20)
T5. Nebraska: 315 (+23)
T5. Oklahoma: 315 (+23)
T7. Missouri: 317 (+25)
T7. Colorado: 317 (+25)
9. Texas: 321 (+29)
10. Baylor: 322 (+30)
11. Iowa State: 325 (+33)
12. Texas Tech: 325 (+34)
Individual Standings:
1. Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State: 70 (-3)
T2. Morgan Moon, Kansas State: 72 (-1)
T2. Ashley Freeman, Texas A&M: 72 (-1)
T4. Pernilla Lindberg, Oklahoma State: 73 E
T6. Charlotte Wendner, Nebraska: 75 (+2)
T6. Meghan Gockel, Kansas: 75 (+2)
T8. Emily Talley, Colorado: 76 (+3)
T8. Alexa Porter, Texas A&M: 76 (+3)
T8. Kendall Dye, Oklahoma: 76 (+3)
T11. Christine Kim, Colorado: 77 (+4)
T11. Michelle Morgan, Missouri: 77 (+4)
T11. Megan Dowdy, Texas Tech: 77 (+4)
T11. Kelley Louth, Texas: 77 (+4)
T11. Staci Smoot, Oklahoma: 77 (+4)
T11. Meghna Bal, Kansas: 77 (+4)
OU Standings:

T8. Kendall Dye: 76 (+3)
T11. Staci Smoot: 77 (+4)
T28. Ellen Mueller: 80 (+7)
T39. Kelly Short: 82 (+9)
59. Sara Hemingway: 87 (+14)





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