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Sooners Finish 10th at SJSU Spartan Invite
March 09, 2010

March 9, 2010

NORMAN, Okla
. - The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team recorded a final-round 306 (+18) on Tuesday to finish the 54-hole Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational in 10th place.  OU posted its lowest round of the event by three shots and climbed a spot on the leaderboard at the 16-team event held at the 6,223-yard, par-72 Almaden Country Club in San Jose, Calif. 
 
California won the tournament with a three-round 899 (+35), just two strokes in front of second-place UC Davis. Tournament host San Jose State finished in third with a 903 (+39). 

San Jose State’s Cristina Corpus took home medalist honors with a three-round 217 (+1).
"I'm proud with the way we finished today," OU head coach Veronique Drouin said.  "We had a rough start, but managed to turn it around.  Ellen (Mueller) had a solid round today and the Collins sisters are showing a lot of improvement.  We need to have some good practices this week before we head to Victoria, Texas."
 
After a rocky 36 holes on Monday amidst rough weather conditions, Mueller rebounded nicely on Tuesday with a 1-under-par 71 (tied as the lowest round of the day) to finish with a three-round 227 (+11).  The junior paced the Sooners in 17th place, her 14th career top-20 finish.

Brooke Collins carded a final-round 77 in San Jose.  The sophomore's three-round 232 (+16) placed her in a respectable 30th-place finish.  Senior Chelsey Collins shot 5-over on Tuesday to share 45th place with a three-round 235 (+19). 

Taylor Schmidt, who competed in her sixth tournament as a freshman, finished tied for 61st place.  Schmidt shot an 84 (+12) on Tuesday for a three-round 241 (+25).  Senior Andrea Sellmeyer rounded out the OU scoring with a final-round 81 (+9) and a 54-hole 245 (+29).  Sellmeyer finished tied for 71st place.
 
The Sooners will return to Norman for a short week of practices before heading to Victoria, Texas, on March 14-15 for the Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate, hosted by Texas State University.
 
 
Team Standings:
1. California: 301-301-297=899 (+35)
2. UC Davis: 304-297-300=901 (+37)
3. San Jose State: 295-300-308=903 (+39)
4. UC Irvine: 299-309-308=916 (+52)
5. Oklahoma State: 299-312-306=917 (+53)
6. San Diego State: 305-306-307=918 (+54)
7. San Fransisco: 309-300-311=920 (+56)
8. Fresno State: 300-304-317=921 (+57)
9. Long State Beach: 300-311-311=922 (+58)
10. Oklahoma: 309-317-306=932 (+68)
11. Colorado: 313-312-308=933 (+69)
12. Santa Clara: 308-322-309=939 (+75)
13. Hawaii: 316-315-311=942 (+78)
14. Nevada: 317-319-315=951 (+87)
15. Colorado State: 313-320-320=953 (+89)
16. Gonzaga: 320-323-315=958 (+94)
 
Player Standings:
1. Cristina Corpus, San Jose State: 72-72-74=217 (+1)
2. Demi Runas, UC Davis: 74-73-72=219 (+3)
3. Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State: 69-75-76=220 (+4)
4. Joanne Lee, California: 74-75-72=221 (+5)
5. Amy Simanton, UC Davis: 74-73-75=222 (+6)
6. Louisa Lies, Fresno State: 73-71-79=223 (+7)
T7. Katrina Delen Briones, San Jose State: 72-74-79=225 (+9)
T7. Daniela Holmqvis, California: 75-77-73=225 (+9)
T7. Joy Trotter, UC Irvine: 75-77-73=225 (+9)
T11. Emily Childs, California: 74-75-77=226 (+10)
T11. Hillary Packard, UC Irvine: 76-74-76=226 (+10)
T11. Natasha Podmore: San Francisco: 76-72-78=226 (+10)
T11. Christina Stockton, San Francisco: 77-71-78=226 (+10)
T11. Emily Talley, Colorado: 78-77-71=226 (+10)
T11. Christine Wong, San Diego State: 74-77-75=226 (+10)

OU Player Standings:
T17. Ellen Mueller: 76-80-71=227 (+11)
T30. Brooke Collins: 77-78-77=232 (+16)
T45. Chelsey Collins: 78-80-77=235 (+19)
T61. Taylor Schmidt: 78-79-84=241 (+25)
T71. Andrea Sellmeyer: 78-86-81=245 (+29)
 

 

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