April 27, 2012
OU Women's Golf Central
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NORMAN, Okla. --The Oklahoma women’s golf team is in fourth place after firing a 316 (+36) in rough conditions in the first round of the Big 12 Championship Friday in Lawrence, Kan. The Sooners trail first-place Iowa State by just five shots at the par-70 Lawrence Country Club.
OU sophomore Chirapat Jao-Javanil shot a team-best 75 (+5) to end the round tied for the lead with two other players. Jao-Javanil began her day by registering birdies on each of the first three holes. Joining her in the top five is fellow sophomore Anne-Catherine Tanguay, who shot a 6-over 76 and is tied for fourth place. Tanguay recorded nine pars and two birdies on the day.
“We fought hard all day,” said OU head coach Veronique Drouin. “These might be the toughest conditions I’ve ever seen as a coach. We had two weather delays, which made it really tough mentally. But we are sitting right where we need to be going into the next two rounds.”
Junior Jacki Marshall was in good position at +3 through 11 holes before playing the final seven holes at +9 to finish with a 12-over 82. She is tied for 26th place out of 50 competitors.
Junior Taylor Schmidt finished the round in a tie for 30th place after firing an 83 (+13), while sophomore Emily Collins, who is two strokes behind Schmidt, finished the round in a tie for 39th place.
Saturday’s second round will begin for the Sooners at 10 a.m. CT. Oklahoma will be paired with Oklahoma State, who is in third place, one shot ahead of OU. Live stats are available at Golfstat.com