College action: OU women in 14th, Tulsa men finish 16th

NORMAN, Okla. The Oklahoma women’s golf team is in 14th place after the first 18 holes of the LSU Tiger Golf Classic with a 319 (+31). The three-day, 54-hole tournament is taking place at the par-72, 6,236-yard University Club in Baton Rouge, La.

No. 2 Duke leads the 17-team field at 293 (+5). No. 7 Arkansas is in second with a 299 (+11), and No. 18 Tennessee holds third with a 302 (+14).

Pacing the Sooners is Valerie Tanguay. The sophomore fired a 77 (+5) Sunday and is tied for 25th.

Classmate Rylee Pedigo is tied for 46th after carding a 79 (+7) for the round, pocketing two birdies and an eagle. One stroke behind Pedigo is freshman Julienne Soo, who holds a tie for 57th.

Sophomores Ana Ruiz and Hannah Wood are in ties for 79th and 85th, respectively, at 83 (+11) and 84 (+12).

The second round of the LSU Tiger Golf Classic is scheduled to begin Monday morning. The Sooners tee times will start at 9:15 a.m. CT, and live stats will be available on GolfStat.com. 

Tulsa men shoot 4-under in final round 

Goodyear, Arizona The Tulsa men’s golf team finished in 16th place at the Desert Shootout Saturday afternoon. The Hurricane carded a final round 4-under par 284 for a 54-hole score of 2-over par 866 at the par-72 Palm Valley Golf Club. Three Tulsa players carded under-par scores in final round action as the Hurricane had its best round of the two-day tournament. Tulsa freshman Jack Knoesel placed 18th overall with a 6-under par 210 after turning in a 4-under 68 on Saturday. Junior Matthew Marquez had a 71 for a total score of 216 for a 53rd place performance. 
Sophomore Francisco Yanez also shot 71 to finish the event in 62nd place at 218. True freshman Preston Crawford finished with a three-round total of 224 for 94th place, while red-shirt freshman Sam Humphreys scored a 107th place finish with a score of 229.
 
Iowa State claimed the team title with a 41-under par score of 823, while Joo-Young Lee of NIU and Antoine Rozner of UMKC shared the individual lead with scores of 14-under par 202.
 
Tulsa will be in action next at the Little Rock First Tee Classic, March 28-29, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
 
Team Results
1.       Iowa State                 276-275-272=823
2.       Kansas                      279-276-276=831
3.       UMKC                      274-284-276=834
4.       NIU                          279-284-275=838
5.       Eastern Michigan      284-283-272=839
6.       BYU                         280-281-284=845
7.       Colorado State          277-288-281=846
8.       Kansas State              284-284-281=849
9.       Northern Colorado    284-284-283=851
10.     Idaho                        281-265-283=853
11.     Columbia                   283-291-280=854
12.     Nebraska                   288-288-279=855
13.     Wichita State            282-290-285=857
14.     George Washington   290-282-288=860
15.     Boise State                296-286-279=861
16.     Tulsa                         288-294-284=866
17.     Denver                      288-301-284=873
18.     Nebraska-Omaha       291-298-287=876
19.     Grand Canyon           298-295-297=890
20.     Southern Utah           301-304-297=902
 
Tulsa Individuals
T18.    Jack Knoesel           65-77-68=210 (-6)
T53.    Matthew Marquez    77-68-71=216 (E)
T62.    Francisco Yanez      75-72-71=218 (+2)
T94.    Preston Crawford    72-77-75=224 (+8)
T107.  Sam Humphreys      76-79-74=229 (+13)
 
Top-5 Individuals
T1.      Joo-Young Lee, NIU                  65-69-68=202 (-14)
T1.      Antoine Rozner, UMKC              66-68-68=202 (-14)
T3.      Francois Lagraulet, UMKC         67-69-67=203 (-13)
T3.      Denzel Ieremia, Iowa State      66-67-70=203 (-13)
5.         Connor Peck, Kansas              68-69-67=204 (-12)

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