Feb. 20, 2002

Norman, Okla. - The Sooner women's golf team will head to Parrish, Fla., Feb. 25-26, to compete in the Central District Invitational. The tournament will be held at the par-72, 6,113 yard River Wilderness Country Club. The tournament field includes six team that are ranked in the top 25 by Golfweek. Participating teams are Baylor, Indiana, No. 22 Kent State, No. 14 Michigan, No. 13 Michigan State, Missouri, Nebraska, No. 16 Northwestern, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 24 Purdue, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. The Sooner squad will consist of seniors Wendy Martin and Jennifer Tannehill, junior Allison Johnson, sophomore Lisa Meldrum and freshman Emily Milberger.

" I'm excited to see how we will do in this tournament. There will be a lot of good competition and we will get to come out of the box with a lot of teams that are in our regional. The team is chomping at the bit to start and we are looking forward to the competition."

Head Coach Carol Ludvigson

Sooners Ready to Compete

The Oklahoma women's golf team is currently ranked 29th and 30th by Golf week and Golfstat. These rankings come on the heels of a very turbulent fall season. The team did not attend its first tournament of the season due to the tragic events of Sept. 11. While they searched for a tournament to compensate for those rounds, the girls competed in the Big 12 Invitational and the NMSU Intercollegiate, where they placed seventh and third respectively. Next came the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, that was shortened to one round after rain made the first two impossible, where the Sooners took first place honors. The Sooners finally got included in the Alabama Capstone Intercollegiate to round the fall season out, where the team placed sixth out of 17 teams.

Sooners At A Glance

Allison Johnson: Placed in the top 12 at each of the Sooner's four tournaments ... Tied for 11th at the Alabama Capstone Intercollegiate ... Tied for ninth with a score of 77 at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational ... Shot a score of 223 at the NMSU Intercollegiate for a 12th place finish ... A 2001 Academic All-American and Academic All-Big 12 honoree ... Currently has a 76.7 scoring average and ranks 58th by Golfstat.

Wendy Martin: Placed 42nd at the Alabama Capstone Intercollegiate ... Tied for third after firing a 74 at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational ... An Academic All-American and Academic All-Big 12 selection ... Currently has a 83.1 scoring average.

Lisa Meldrum: Tied for seventh at the Alabama Capstone Intercollegiate after shooting a 237 ... Carded a 73 for a second place finish at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational ... Fired a 213 for a second place finish at the NMSU Intercollegiate ... Shot a 229 at the Big 12 Invitational for a 10th-place finish ... Honored as the 2001 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... Holds a 75.2 scoring average ... Ranked as the 17th best player in the nation by Golfweek and the 12th best player by Golfstat.

Emily Milberger: Carded a 265 at the Alabama Capstone Intercollegiate ... Shot an 81 at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational for a 33rd place finish ... Made an impact in her first tournament with a score of 223 to tie with Allison Johnson for 12th place ... Has a 81.2 scoring average.

Jennifer Tannehill: Placed 38th at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational ... Tied for 23rd at the NMSU Intercollegiate ... Carded a 249 at the Big 12 Invitational for 48th place ... Member of the 2001 Academic All-Big 12 second team ... Holds a scoring average of 79.5.