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OU in Ninth at Big 12 Championships
April 16, 2007

NORMAN, Okla. The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team is ninth place through 18 holes of play at the Big 12 Championships after shooting a team score of 315 (+27) today.  The Sooners, who are 15 stokes behind leader Texas A&M on the par-72, 6,142-yard Ridgewood Country Club Golf Course in Waco, Texas, are just seven strokes out of second place.

Leading OU in the first round was Heather Wright. The junior fired 4-over par 76 and stands in a five-way tie for 10th place. Sophomore Kendall Dye shot a 79 (+7) and is in a tie for 30th place, while freshman Chelsey Collins and junior Kelly Jacques shot eight over (80) and are tied for 37th. Senior Megan Goodwin is in a tie for 53rd place after shooting an 83 (+11) in the first round.

“We had a very rough day,” OU head coach Carol Ludvigson said. “We’re glad we are only seven shots out of second place. Putting was a major issue today but we’re working hard to putt more confidently tomorrow.”

Live Scoring | Big 12 Championships Notes | Record Book

Texas A&M is leading the team race after shooting a first-round 300 (+12). The defending champion is leading second-place Oklahoma State by eight strokes.

Amanda Costner of Kansas is leading the championship after firing a one-under-par 71, just five strokes better than Oklahoma’s Wright.  Defending champion Ashley Knoll of Texas A&M is in a tie for third place, just two strokes shy of first place.

“I think some nerves played a factor today,” said Ludvigson. “We’re ready to calm down a little in the second round and trust our game.”

Second-round play of the Big 12 Championships begins Tuesday at 9 a.m. CDT. The final round is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

 Round One Results | Round One Conference Release

 
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