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