Sept. 10, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's golf team will open the 2009-10 season under first-year head coach Veronique Drouin at the 16th Texas A&M "Mo" Morial Invitational, Sept. 11-13 (Friday-Sunday). Eighteen holes will be played each day at the 6,255-yard, par-72 Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas.
This marks OU's seventh time to compete in the "Mo" Morial Invitational and the first since the 2006-07 season. The Sooners tied for second at the 1999 tournament, as well as the 2001 event when former Sooner Allison Johnson placed second individually.
"I can't express how excited I am for this season to start," OU head coach Veronique Drouin said. "The last two weeks, everyone has put a lot of time and effort into their golf game. I'm confident that their hard work will pay off not only this weekend, but throughout the rest of this season."
Junior Ellen Mueller (Evansville, Ind.), who holds a 76.57 career stroke average, leads the Sooner lineup this week. Mueller, who has competed in every tournament while at OU, recorded five top-25 finishes last season as a sophomore, two of which were top-five efforts.
Sophomore Brooke Collins (Louisville, Colo.) takes the second spot in the lineup. Last year, Collins participated in six tournaments and finished in the top-25 twice.
Competing in the third spot in the OU lineup is Ryanne Elmer (Edmond, Okla.). The senior returns to the OU lineup after competing in the last three tournaments of the 08-09 season. Andrea Sellmeyer (McAlester, Okla.), also a senior, will golf in OU's No. 4 slot.
Freshman Aly Seng (Enid, Okla.), who is competing in her first collegiate tournament, rounds out the lineup for the Sooners. As an Enid High School senior last year, Seng won the 6A individual Oklahoma Class 6A state title. In July, she finished second to Mueller at the Women's Oklahoma Golf Association Stroke Play Championship.
Other schools competing in the 11-team tournament, hosted by Texas A&M, are Missouri, Sam Houston State, Southern Mississippi, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas-San Antonio, Texas-Pan American, Troy, Tulane and Tulsa.
The Sooners will tee off at 9 a.m. CT on Friday and Saturday, and at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Live scoring is available at http://www.golfstat.com/.