Bruner notches top-10 finish, TU’s season concludes at AAC Championship

Palm Coast, Florida –– Tulsa freshman Greta Bruner placed eighth at the American Athletic Conference Championships on Tuesday, while the Golden Hurricane finished in fifth place as a team.

Tulsa shot a final round 297 for a 54-hole total of 888 at the Hammock Beach Resort’s par-72 Conservatory Course. Tulsa’s 297 third-round score marked the fifth straight round, dating back to the second round at the Dale McNamara Invitational a week earlier, that the Hurricane turned in a sub-300 round.

The Hurricane took a step forward in year three of coach Emilee Klein-Gille’s tenure, bettering a ninth-place conference finish from the previous three seasons to this year’s fifth-place performance at The American Championships. Still the Hurricane went into the event knowing it needed a victory in order to guarantee a berth in the upcoming NCAA Regionals.

Bruner scored a final round even-par 72 for a 1-over par overall score of 217 for her eighth place finish. She began the day at 3-over par following the first five holes, then played the final 10 holes in 3 under.

Senior Nadia Majidizadeh turned in a 73 in her final TU round and finished in 17th place overall with a 221 total. Her round was highlighted by a stretch of three straight birdie putts on holes 4, 5 and 6. Sophomore Anneke Strobach finished one stroke behind Majidizadeh in 18th place with a total score of 222 after a final-round 74. Sophomore Olivia Jackson shot a final round 78 and finished with a score of 232 for 41st place, while junior Nicole Marquardt placed 42nd at 233.

UCF won the team championship with a three-stroke victory over SMU, 860 to 863. UCF’s Ashley Holder captured individual medalist honors as well with a one-stroke win over SMU’s Brigitte Dunne, as Holder turned in a final round 69 for a 7-under 209.

Team Results

  1. UCF                          284-289-287=860
  2. SMU                          290-290-283=863
  3. Houston                      290-282-295=867
  4. East Carolina               299-289-294=882

T5.  Tulsa                         292-299-297=888

T5.  Cincinnati                   301-286-301=888

  1. South Florida              296-300-293=889
  2. Tulane                        294-298-304=896
  3. Memphis                    315-307-293=915

 Tulsa Individuals

T8.    Greta Bruner              71-74-72=217

  1. Nadia Majidizadeh      72-76-73=221

T18.  Anneke Strobach         70-78-74=222

  1. Olivia Jackson            79-75-78=232

T42.  Nicole Marquardt        80-74-79=233

Top-5 Individuals

  1. Ashley Holder, UCF              69-71-69=209 (-7)
  2. Brigitte Dunne, SMU             68-73-69=210 (-6)
  3. Leonie Harm, Houston            66-70-76=212 (-4)

T4.    Maria Balcazar, UCF              71-70-72=213 (-3)

T4.    Faith Summers, SMU            72-70-71=213 (-3)

 

 

 

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