Women's Golf Finishes In Sixth Place at NCAA Championships :: Sooners record highest NCAA finish in school history, Tannehill finishes in ninth place. Women's Golf Finishes In Sixth Place at NCAA Championships




Senior Jennifer Tannehill capped off her collegiate career with a ninth place finish at the NCAA Championships in Auburn, Wash., at the Washington National Golf Club.

May 24, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma women's golf team claimed sixth place at the NCAA Championships at the Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash. Oklahoma turned in a four-round score of 1179 to receive its highest finish in school history. Duke claimed the team title and also had the individual champion, Virada Nirapathpongporn.

Senior Jennifer Tannehill, who saved one of her best collegiate performances for the end, carded rounds of 70-75-73-70. Tannehill finished in ninth place, her second highest finish of the year. Sophomore Lisa Meldrum finished tied for 31st with a score of 296 after carding a 67 in the second round, which set a new course record. Meldrum also set the course and conference records (67) at the 2001 Big 12 Championships, which were held at The Harvester in Harvester, Iowa. Senior Wendy Martin, who ranked second in the tournament in par-three scoring, trailed Meldrum by one stroke for a 41st place finish. Junior Allison Johnson turned in a score of 304 to finish in 75th place and sophomore Hope Edge finished tied for 99th with a score of 309.

"This ninth place finish feels very gratifying," said Jennifer Tannehill. "I've worked really hard for the last four years and it all came together. I'm really proud of hte team and the fact that we got noticed. This isn't the end of my golf career and hopefully this is a sign of what is to come in the future."

Team Standings
1.	Duke            	294-293-290-287=1164
2.	Arizona         	285-296-293-296=1170
	Auburn          	298-300-285-287=1170
	Texas           	305-286-285-294=1170
5.	Georgia         	294-294-296-292=1176
6.	Florida         	298-291-295-295=1179
	Oklahoma        	299-289-301-290=1179
8.	Ohio State      	299-292-296-293=1180
9.	Arizona State    	301-292-292-301=1186
	Pepperdine      	301-294-297-294=1186
11.	Stanford        	299-295-295-298=1187
12.	Tulsa           	302-297-296-293=1188
13.	Oklahoma State  	299-303-297-290=1189
14.	Southern California	307-294-298-293=1192
15.	California      	298-303-292-300=1193
16.	Purdue          	304-296-297-301=1198
17.	Michigan         	301-299-299-300=1199
18.	Vanderbilt      	311-296-296-298=1201
19.	Michigan State          305-297-311-289=1202
20.	Washington      	302-297-305-299=1203
21.	UCLA            	314-297-298-295=1204
22.	Wake Forest     	298-305-302-301=1206
23.	South Carolina  	298-298-308-313=1217
24.	South Florida   	313-322-323-313=1271

Individual Standings 1. Virada Nirapathpongporn, Duke 68-69-70-72=279 T2. Danielle Downey, Auburn 73-69-70-72=284 Summer Sirmons, Georgia 69-68-73-74=284 Lindsey Wright, Pepperdine 70-71-71-72=284 Lorena Ochoa, Arizona 71-69-71-72=284

OU Individual Standings 9. Jennifer Tannehill 70-75-73-70=288 T31. Lisa Meldrum 79-67-75-75=296 T41. Wendy Martin 77-73-74-73=297 T75. Allison Johnson 73-74-83-74=304 T99. Hope Edge 81-76-79-73=309