Sooners in Fifth After Two Rounds in Norman

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

NORMAN – No. 10 Oklahoma women’s golf is in fifth place entering Monday’s final round of the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman. The Sooners shot an 11-over 295 on Sunday and is 4-over par through two rounds at the par-71, 6,046 Belmar Golf Club.

OU (572) is two strokes out of second place and 10 strokes behind frontrunner No. 3 Alabama (562). The final round of the 54-hole tournament will be televised by Sooner Sports TV from 1:00-3:30 p.m. CT on Fox Sports Southwest and Fox College Sports Pacific.

“We had a rough start and had trouble catching back up,” said OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. “We need to learn from a day like today and embrace the opportunity we have in tomorrow’s final round.”

Senior Ana Ruiz carded a team-best 1-over 72. Ruiz produced 14 pars and a pair of birdies to bounce back after shooting a 74 (+1) in the first round. The senior is tied for 38th through two rounds.

Junior Julienne Soo closed her round with consecutive birdies to finish with a 2-over 73. Soo, who shot a 68 (-3) in Saturday's opening round, is tied for ninth place at 1-under par.

Freshman Kaitlin Milligan and senior Valerie Tanguay both recorded a 75 (+4). Milligan is tied for 14th place (142, even) and Tanguay sits in a tie for 31st place (145, +3). Redshirt freshman Sydney Youngblood shot a 76 (+5) and is tied for 49th place (148, +6).

Senior Hannah Wood, competing in the even as an individual, is tied for third place at 3-under par. Wood shot an even 71, overcoming a pair of bogeys on the first five holes to score par or better on all of the final 13 holes.

OU freshman Hannah Lee (71, -1) and junior Karen Arimoto (74, +3) are also competing as individuals. Both golfers are tied for 43rd (147, +5).

The Sooners tee off for the final round beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Live results are available on BirdieFire.com.

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