Dobson fires career-best 68, notches top-10 finish for TU women

STARKVILLE, Miss. –– The Tulsa women golfers placed 7th in the 11-team field at the Magnolia Invitational on Monday. The Hurricane carded rounds of 299 and 296 today for a 54-hole total of 897, while junior Taylor Dobson placed 9th overall with a score of 218.

The three-day tournament turned into a 2-day event as the teams played the final 36 holes at the par-72 Old Waverly Golf Club today due to the impending weather forecast for Tuesday.

Dobson, from nearby Broken Arrow, Okla., carded her best career round of 68 today, and also had her best career finish, placing 9th overall. Starting on hole 11 for the final 18 holes, Dobson birdied with par-3 12th and the par-4 16th hole. She had three straight birdies in her final five holes – on holes 6, 7 and 8, but bogeyed her final hole, the par-5 10th.

Sophomore Lorena Tseng and freshman Alex Christeson each turned in rounds of 74 on Monday. Tseng finished with a total score of 221 for 16th place, while Christeson had a 241-total score.

Freshman Lilly Thomas had Tulsa’s third-best overall finish as she placed 25th in her third collegiate event with a final score of 224. Thomas started the day with a core of 1-over par 73 for her first 18 holes, but had a 79 for the afternoon round.

Christeson placed 54th, while sophomore Jasmine Zhang finished in 57th place.

LSU led from start to finish, completing the tournament with an 856 score.

Tulsa will close out the fall season at the Las Vega Collegiate Showdown, Oct. 27-28, at the Boulder Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Team Results

  1. LSU                                           289-282-285=856
  2. Mississippi State                  294-287-279=860
  3. Auburn                                   290-287-287=864
  4. Tennessee                             295-289-282=866
  5. Chattanooga                         295-298-300=893
  6. Kennesaw State                   299-298-299=896
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  8. South Florida                        320-292-294=906
  9. Iowa                                         311-304-293=908
  10. Memphis                                321-307-303=931
  11. Southern Miss                      309-320-307=936

 

Tulsa Individual Scores

T9.    Taylor Dobson                      75-74-69=218

T16. Lorena Tseng                        74-73-74=221

T25. Lilly Thomas                          72-73-79=224

T54. Alex Christeson                    83-84-74=241

  1. Jasmine Zhang                     81-79-84-244

 

Top-5 Individuals

  1. Ingrid Lindblad, LSU                                 71-67-68=206
  2. Megan Schofill, Auburn                          69-70-69=208

T3.    Blair Stockett, Mississippi State           73-71-66=210

T3.    Kiana Oshiro, LSU                                      71-69-70=210

T3.    Ashley Gilliam, Mississippi State          72-67-71=210

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