May 10, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's golf team is in fifth place after two rounds at the NCCA Central Regional tournament at the Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich. The Sooners rallied back from 11th place by shooting a 306, which was the low round of the day.

Junior Allison Johnson carded rounds of 79 and 77 to stand in 13th place. Trailing Johnson by one stroke is sophomore Lisa Meldrum, who is in 19th place with a score of 157 and one stroke behind Meldrum is fellow sophomore Hope Edge, who is in 25th place. Seniors Wendy Martin and Jennifer Tannehill are within one stroke of each other. Martin is currently in 45th place with a score of 161 and Tannehill carded a 162 and is in 50th place.

The Sooners will need to finish in the top eight to advance to the NCAA Championships May 21-24 in Auburn, Wash. The final round of competition will begin Saturday at 8 a.m.

Team Scores
1.Kent State       304-317=621
Ohio State      311-310=621
3.Purdue          309-314=623
4.Tulsa           315-309=624
5.Oklahoma State   306-319=625
Oklahoma        319-306=625
7.Texas           316-310=626
8.Baylor          309-318=627
9.TCU             314-320=634
10.Michigan        313-322=635
11.Michigan State   310-327=637
12.Wisconsin       324-319=643
13.Kansas State    325-326=651
14.UNC Wilmington   331-324=655
15.Florida State    327-329=656
16.Indiana         339-318=657
17.Illinois        324-334=658
18.Northwestern    325-334=659
19.Nebraska        339-333=672
20.Bradley         337-344=681
21.St. Francis Coll.-PA358-355=713

Top Individual 1.Martina Gillen, Kent State71-77=148 Melanie Hagewood, Baylor70-78=148 Stacy Prammanasudh, Tulsa71-77=148 4.Caroline Laurens, Purdue75-76=151 5.Christy Rittenhouse, Purdue71-81=152

OU Individuals T13. Allison Johnson 79-77=156 T19. Lisa Meldrum 81-76=157 T25. Hope Edge 82-76=158 T45. Wendy Martin 84-77=161 T50. Jennifer Tannehill77-85=162