Aug. 30, 2001
NORMAN, Okla. - Once again, University of Oklahoma sophomore Lisa Meldrum has shown that she is one of the best golfers in Canada, by winning the CLGA National Amateur Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Meldrum, who played in every tournament as a true freshman for the Sooners, fired a 283 to claim the title by six strokes.
"It was a great experience, something that I will never forget. It was very special because my parents and my coach that I worked with growing up were all there to share it with me." said Meldrum. "I was extremely happy with the way I played and every day my confidence grew. In my mind this was the best golf performance I have had thus far in my career."
Meldrum, who was selected with eight other golfers to compete in the Ladies' British Open Championship, was the 2000 defending Canadian Junior Champion. The Quebec, Canada, native is the first player since Betty Stanhope Cole in 1957 to win both the junior and amateur titles in consecutive years. Meldrum accomplished this by firing rounds of 73-70-68-72. The 68 in the third round tied the course record at the Niakwa Country Club.
Meldrum will help lead the Sooner squad during its fall campaign, which starts Sept. 13 at the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.