NORMAN, Okla. Oklahoma sophomore Kendall Dye fired a final-round 72 (even par) to finish in a tie for second place at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday. The runner-up finish marked a career best for the Edmond, Okla., native. Dye also set career bests for lowest single round (68 in Saturday’s afternoon round) and low tournament total (5-under-par 211).
It was the best finish for an OU female golfer since Amparo Gala finished second at the Jeannine McHaney Invitational on Sept. 26, 2004. The 4-under-par 68 in the second round also tied a Mountain View Collegiate record for the best round.
Dye was competing unattached from team scoring as the Sooners finished 13th in the team standings after a final-round 14-over-par 302.
Nebraska won the team title with a three-round 866 (+2) at the par-72, 6,178 yard Mountain View Golf Club. The Cornhuskers finished four strokes ahead of second-place Northwestern. The 16-team field included 10 squads currently ranked in GolfWeek’s top-60.
Heading into the final round tied with Dye atop the leaderboard, Indiana's Elaine Harris won the individual title after a final-round 2-under-par 70. All three of Harris’ rounds were under par as she finished two shots clear of a group of three players that included Dye.
OU’s best finish in the team standings came from junior Kelly Jacques, who finished in a tie for 23rd at 220 (+4). The Longmont, Colo., product carded rounds of 74, 72 and 74. Andrea Sellmeyer came in two strokes behind Jacques in a tie for 32nd.
Heather Wright fired rounds of 72, 73 and 78, resulting in a 41st place tie. Rounding out the OU scoring were Megan Goodwin and Chelsey Collins, who finished 63rd and 85th, respectively. Goodwin shot her lowest round of the tournament with a final-round 75 while Collins shot her second consecutive 78.
The Sooners return to the links Sunday, April 8, when they host the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in Norman at the Jimmie Austin University of Oklahoma golf course. Visit SoonerSports.com for more tournament information as OU will welcome a competitive field to Norman.