Women's Golf Team Headed to Ohio for Lady Northern Intercollegiate

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 24, 2003

Sooners Headed to Ohio for Lady Northern Intercollegiate
In its second meet of the fall season, the University of Oklahoma women's golf team will compete in the Lady Northern Intercollegiate on Sept. 27-28 in Columbus, Ohio. The tournament will be played at the 6,037-yard, par-72 Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course.

The two-day tournament will be formatted with 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday. Competition will start with an 8:30 a.m.(EST) shotgun start both days.

Competing for the Sooners will be Hope Edge, Amparo Gala, Lisa Meldrum, and Emily Milberger. Jaclyn Stelzer and Cathryn Uselton will be competing individually.

The 14-team field includes Illlinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kent State, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Purdue, Texas and Wisconsin.

Oklahoma Finishes Fourth at NCAA Fall Preview
Playing against a stellar filed in its first tournament of the fall, the University of Oklahoma women's golf team finished in fourth place with a score of 888 (+24) at the NCAA Fall Preview in Auburn, Ala. The NCAA Fall Preview consisted of 17 nationally ranked teams, including the top 11 in the country. The tournament was played at the same course that the 2004 National Championships will be held in the spring.

Leading the way for OU was senior Lisa Meldrum who earned second-place honors with a 214. Senior Hope Edge tied for 18th place with a score of 220 while sophomore Amparo Gala shot a 227 and tied for 36th. Junor Emily Milberger posted a score of 233 to tie for 56th and sophomore Cathryn Uselton finished tied for 83rd with 246 total strokes.

The Oklahoma Lineup
Lisa Meldrum: Placed second at the NCAA Fall Preview last weekend with a score of 214 ... Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors a year ago ... Recorded eight top-15 finishes last season ... A 2003 Academic All-Big 12 first-team selection ... Averaging a team-low 71.3 strokes per round.

Hope Edge: Shot a score of 220 at the NCAA Fall Preview to tie for 18th ... Finished last season with three top-15 finishes ... Named first-team Academic All-Big 12 in 2003 ... Ranks second on team with a 73.3 scoring average.

Emily Milberger: Tied for 56th with a 233 at last week's NCAA Fall Preview ... Named first-team Academic All-Big 12 ... One of three Big 12 women's golfers to earn a perfect 4.0 GPA in 2003 ... Averaging 77.7 strokes per round.

Amparo Gala: Recorded a 227 and finished tied for 36th at the NCAA Fall Preview ... Finished in the top five in two tournaments as a freshman ... Averaging 75.7 strokes per round.

Cathryn Uselton: Tied for 83rd with a 246 at last week's NCAA Fall Preview ... Competed in only five tournaments as a freshman ... Averaging 82.0 strokes per round.

Jaclyn Stelzer: Competing in first collegiate tournament ... Four-time MVP and player-of-the-year at Allen High School.

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