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.
- UCF 284-289-287=860
- SMU 290-290-283=863
- Houston 290-282-295=867
- East Carolina 299-289-294=882
T5. Tulsa 292-299-297=888
T5. Cincinnati 301-286-301=888
- South Florida 296-300-293=889
- Tulane 294-298-304=896
- Memphis 315-307-293=915
T8. Greta Bruner 71-74-72=217
- Nadia Majidizadeh 72-76-73=221
T18. Anneke Strobach 70-78-74=222
- Olivia Jackson 79-75-78=232
T42. Nicole Marquardt 80-74-79=233
- Ashley Holder, UCF 69-71-69=209 (-7)
- Brigitte Dunne, SMU 68-73-69=210 (-6)
- 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)