Sooners Ready for Big 12 Fall Preview

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 27, 2001

Sept. 27, 2001

NORMAN, Okla. -

Sooners Look Forward to Big 12 Invitational

The University of Oklahoma women's golf team is prepared to begin tournament action in the Big 12 Invitational on Oct. 1-2 at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. The two day tournament is formated for 36 holes Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. Unlike most tournaments, teams will play together, with a different team on each hole. Karsten Creek is a 7,027 yard, par-72 course. Traveling for the Sooners will be Jennifer James, Allison Johnson, Wendy Martin, Lisa Meldrum and Jennifer Tannehill. This will be the first tournament for OU after withdrawing from the MSU Invitational.

Sooners At A Glance

Jennifer James: Played extensively for the Sooners during the fall, but did not play during most of the spring due to an injury ... Recorded a 76.7 scoring average last season ... Recorded a season-low round of 72 at the UALR Invitational ... Named Academic All-American and Academic All-Big 12 first team .

Allison Johnson: One of the top golfers during the regular season with three second-place finishes ... Fired a season-low round of 70 at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic ... Recorded the second best scoring average on the team with a 76.5 ... An Academic All-American and Academic All-Big 12 ... One of two Sooners named second-team All-Big 12 selection.

Wendy Martin: Proved to be a consistent player for the Sooner squad, competing in all but one tournament ... Ended the 2001 season with a 76.3 scoring average ... shot low round of 71 at the UALR Invitational ... An Academic All-American and Academic All-Big 12 selection.

Lisa Meldrum: Showed one of the most impressive starts for a freshman, including a first place finish at the Big 12 Championships ... Fired a career low 67 at the Big 12 Championships ... Recorded the lowest scoring average on the team with a 75.1 ... Named second-team All-Big 12 ... Honored as the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.

Jennifer Tannehill: Finished the season with an explosive third place finish at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic ... Fired her low round of 70 at the UALR Invitational ... Recorded a scoring average of 76.9 ... Member of the Academic All-Big 12 second team.

Sooner Standout Captures Canadian Amateur Title

Oklahoma sophomore Lisa Meldrum claimed the Candian Amateur title on August 17th in Manitoba, Canada. After Sooting rounds of 73-70-68-72, meldrum claimed the Duchess of Connaught Golf Cup as well as becoming only the second woman since Betty Stanhope Cole in 1957 to win both the junior an damateur titles in consecutive years. Meldrum was also named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, while coming from behind to tie Maria Boden of Oklahoma State and Amelia Moses of Missouri for first place in the Big 12 Championships.

"We are really excited to start our season. Karsten Creek is a really challenging golf course. Allison (Johnson) should play well, it caters to her strengths. With this format, where the team plays together, it should be a great opportunity as a coach to watch everyone. Everyone is playing well and it should come down to putting because the greens are big and fast."

Head Coach Carol Ludvigson

Current Sooner Top 25 Rankings

Golfworld - NR

Golfweek - NR

Golfstat - 20th



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