Milligan Concludes Strong Sophomore Season
NORMAN – Oklahoma sophomore Kaitlin Milligan concluded her season on Monday in the final round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships. Milligan shot a 78 (+5) in the final round on Monday to total a 54-hole score of 234 (+5) at the par-73, 6,397-yard Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.
Milligan is tied for 66th through the end of Monday’s action. The round was called due to darkness and nine golfers will conclude their rounds on Tuesday morning, which could impact Milligan’s final placement.
The Norman native opened the tournament on Friday with an 81 (+8) to sit in 81st heading into the second round. She bounced back over the next two rounds to climb 15 spots in the field of 132.
The stroke play portion of the NCAA Championship was originally scheduled to feature four rounds, but due to Saturday's weather has shifted to three rounds.
"I'm proud of the season that Kaitlin had," said OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. "This week was a great experience for her and will continue to help her hone her skills. She had a great season."
The NCAA Championship concludes a strong sophomore campaign for Milligan, who carded six top-10 finishes and won the NCAA Norman Regional. She finishes the season with a 72.43 stroke average, which ranks as the fourth lowest in program history.
As a team, the Sooners produced their second best season stroke average in OU history with a 290.53.
"We had a great season, especially as such a young team," said Drouin-Luttrell. "We continue to post some of the best scoring records and I can't wait to see what this group can do next season. I'm already looking forward to having so many of our golfers back."