OU Takes Ninth in Florida

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 17, 2009

Feb. 17, 2009

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team finished in ninth place at the highly competitive 15-team Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla., today.  The Sooners shot a final-round 311 at the 6,099-yard, par 72 River Wilderness Golf Club to finish two strokes out of eighth place. 

The Sooners finished ahead of three ranked teams (No. 41 Texas, No. 42 South Carolina and No. 45 Michigan), in addition to Big 12 teams Iowa State, Kansas and Missouri.

“It was a rough day with the wind,” OU head coach Carol Ludvigson said, “but we ended up beating three teams that were ranked ahead of us.”

Senior Kendall Dye fired a third-round 73 to finish in a tie for 15th, her 17th career top-20 finish.  Fellow senior Staci Smoot carded a 82 on Tuesday and finished tied for 29th place.

Sophomore Ellen Mueller carded a final-round 82, placing her in a tie for 36th, while junior Andrea Sellmeyer fired a 76 to finish in a tie for 47th place.  Freshman Kelly Short finished in 58th position following her final-round 80.

“Kendall and Andrea really hung in there for us today,” Ludvigson said.  “I am very proud of these young ladies because even in the midst of frustration they hung in there and worked hard until the end.

“We have many things we learned and have a lot of work to do before the Betsy Rawls (Invitational), but are happy with the progress we are making.”

Auburn took the top team spot with a three-round 882 (+18), beating second-place LSU by three strokes.

The Sooners will next compete in the Betsy Rawls Invitational, hosted by the University of Texas, March 20-22.

Team Standings
1. Auburn: 284-295-303=882 (+18)
2. LSU: 292-297-296=885 (+21)
3. Purdue: 305-286-297=888 (+24)
4. Duke: 294-298-303=895 (+31)
5. Michigan State: 304-297-302=903 (+39)
6. Ohio State: 304-301-302=907 (+43)
7. TCU: 310-292-307=909 (+45)
8. Kent State: 313-293-310=316 (+52)
9. Oklahoma: 309-298-311=918 (+54)
10. Texas: 315-304-306=925 (+61)
11. South Carolina: 309-319-308=936 (+72)
12. Iowa State: 315-302-326=943 (+79)
T13. Kansas: 319-306-321=946 (+82)
T13. Missouri: 318-308-320=946 (+82)
15. Michigan: 322-306-321=949 (+85)

Individual Standings
1. Megan McChrystal, LSU: 71-74-68=213 (-3)
2. Candace Schepperle, Auburn: 70-69-75=214 (-2)
3. Amanda Blumenherst, Duke: 70-70-75=215 (-1)
4. Jennie Lee, Duke: 70-72-74=216 E
T5. Valentine Derrey, TCU: 75-72-71=218 (+2)
T5. Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, Purdue: 77-68-73=218 (+2)
7. Laura Kueny, Michigan State: 76-72-72=220 (+4)
8. Thea Hoffmeister, Purdue: 75-73-73=221 (+5)
T9. Kirby Dreher, Kent State: 78-70-75=223 (+7)
T9. Aimee Neff, Michigan State: 77-72-74=223 (+7)
T11. Maria Hernandez, Purdue: 75-74-75=224 (+8)
T11. In-Hong Lim, Ohio State: 75-73-76=224 (+8)
T11. Patricia Sanz, Auburn: 72-70-82= 224 (+8)
T11. Tessa Teachman, LSU: 73-75-76=224 (+8)
T15. Kendall Dye, Oklahoma: 80-72-73=225 (+9)
T15. Junthima Gulyanamitta, Purdue: 78-71-76= 225 (+9)
T15. Caroline Martens, LSU: 74-76-75=225 (+9)
T15. Nara Shin, Ohio State: 75-75-75=225 (+9)

OU Standings
T15. Kendall Dye: 80-72-73=225 (+9)
T29. Staci Smoot: 73-75-82=230 (+14)
T36. Ellen Mueller: 72-77-82=231 (+15)
T47. Andrea Sellmeyer: 84-75-76=235 (+47)
T58. Kelly Short: 86-76-80=242 (+26)




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