Sophomore Lisa Meldrum led the Sooners to a third-place finish at the NMSU Intercollegiate with an individual tournament score of three-under par.
Oct. 10, 2001
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The University of Oklahoma women's golf team placed third at the NMSU Intercollegiate in Las Cruces. N.M., on Wednesday. The Sooners finished 11 strokes behind Arizona State and Baylor, who eventually won the tournament after a one-hole tiebreaker. Sophomore Lisa Meldrum fired one-under scores of 71 during all three rounds of tournament play, good for second place behind Jimin Kang of Arizona State.
"This was a great tournament," said Meldrum. "We all did very well, and I was happy with the way I played. It was nice to get back to the normal format after last week at the Big 12 Invitational. I'm really looking forward to next week."
Meldrum carded a 213, while junior Allison Johnson and freshman Emily Milberger shot 223 to tie for 12th place. Sophomore Hope Edge placed 15th with a score of 224, and two strokes behind her was senior Jennifer Tannehill, who placed 23rd. Marsha Gonzaga, who competed as an individual, finished in 75th place with a score of 258.
"We did really well," said head coach Carol Ludvigson. "It took us some time to get adjusted to the green speed. Everyone did well and we managed the course and ourselves very well. We shot three low scores and we were happy to throw out a score of 75. That's what I dream about."
Oklahoma will conclude the tournament tomorrow morning with a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m.
Team Standings 1. Baylor** 291-292-287=870 Arizona State 283-296-291=870 3. Oklahoma 296-294-291=881 4. New Mexico State 295-293-296=884 5. UCLA 299-299-293=891 6. Texas Tech 305-298-296=899 7. San Jose State 301-308-301=910 8. Texas - Corpus Christi 315-302-300=917 9. UALR 313-310-305=928 10. San Diego State 312-310-307=929 UTEP 303-311-315=929 12. North Texas 314-331-314=959 13. New Orleans 320-332-311=963 Middle Tennessee 322-316-325=963 ** Indicates Baylor won after a one-hole tiebreaker
Individual Standings 1. Jimin Kang, Arizona State 67-71-67=205 2. Lisa Meldrum, Oklahoma 71-71-71=213 3. Nicole Johnson, Baylor 69-73-72=214 4. Tara Bateman, Baylor 73-73-71=217 Stephanie Dukes, Texas Tech 76-70-71=217
OU Individual Standings 2 Lisa Meldrum 71-71-71=213 T12 Allison Johnson 75-74-74=223 T12 Emily Milberger 76-75-72=223 T15 Hope Edge 74-76-74=224 T23 Jennifer Tannehill 77-74-75=226 75 Marsha Gonzaga 88-89-81=258