The University of Oklahoma, led by individual medalist Hannah Wood, finished fourth in the 2015 Clover Cup on Sunday, shooting a final-round 301 (+13). The 15-team event was played at the par-72, 6,184-yard Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. The University of Tulsa also competed and placed 11th.
The Sooners, who ended the event with a 904 (+40), finished 19 strokes behind tournament champion Arizona State (+21). Notre Dame finished in second place at 896 (+32), and Big 12-opponent TCU placed third with an 898 (+34).
Wood secured the individual title by recording a three-day 209 (-7). Wood recorded four birdies in Sunday’s final round en route to a 69 (-3) and a two-shot win over Arizona State’s No. 43-ranked Monica Vaughn. The title marks the first win of Wood’s career and the Sooners’ first since Chirapat Jao-Javanil won the 2014 Big 12 Championship last season.
"This means the world to me," Wood said. "To be honest, I didn’t think this was possible. It just gives me a huge confidence boost moving forward into our season. I’m exciting and waiting for my next sunset."
Freshman Ana Ruiz tied for 32nd place with a three-round 231 (+15). Ruiz logged a 77 (+5) in the final round. Sophomore Alexandra Kaui recorded a 78 in Sunday’s round and finished tied for 35th place with a 232 (+16).
Freshmen Rylee Pedigo and Valerie Tanguay hold shares of 49th place, each recording a 235 (+20) in the tournament. Tanguay fired a tournament-best +5 on Sunday while Pedigo shot a 6-over 78.
Sophomore Maggie Neece and Amanda Johnson played as individuals in the tournament and are unattached from team scoring. Neece tied for 20th place with a 228 (+12), and recorded her first-career hole-in-one on the way to a 78 (+6) in Sunday’s round. Johnson finished in 87th place with a 276 (+60). She tallied a tournament-best +14 in the final round.
"I’m really proud of Hannah (Wood) for playing solid all week. She’s a great player, she works hard, and to win a tournament as a freshman is an incredible feat," Drouin-Luttrell said. "As a team, we have some work to do with our short games. We have a few days of practice here in Arizona before we head home. It’s a quick turnaround for us, but I have confidence that we will work hard and get better."
The Sooners will stay in Arizona to practice for spring break and will compete in a match-play event with Texas A&M on Wednesday, March 18.
Tulsa finished in 11th place after carding a 307 in the final round for a 54-hole total of 938. TU’s Antonia Von Wnuck led the Golden Hurricane with an 18th-place mark with a 12-over par 228.
Chanya Angwarawong carded a 78 in the final round for a 232 total and 35th place, while Nadia Majidizadeh tallied her best round of the tournament with a 76 for a three-day 237 score and 54th place. Alex Haun was 73rd with a 245 and Franziska Voellinger was 76th with a 247 total.
Tulsa will return to action at the Rebel Intercollegiate on April 3-5, in Oxford, Miss.
1. Arizona State – 295-295-295=885
2. Notre Dame – 296-301-299=896
3. TCU – 310-301-287=898
4. Oklahoma – 297-306-301=904
5. FIU – 306-305-296=907
6. SMU – 308-302-305=915
7. Cincinnati – 313-305-304=922
8. East Carolina – 307-308-309=924
9. Nebraska – 318-298-312=928
10. USF – 315-303-314=932
T11. Tulsa – 321-310-307=938
T11. Sam Houston State – 319-314-305=938
13. UNCW – 326-305-308=939
14. Ole Miss – 318-319-317=954
15. Georgia State – 312-331-323=966
T18. Antonia Von Wnuck – 76-77-75=228
T35. Chanya Angwarawong – 77-77-78=232
T54. Nadia Majidizadeh – 84-77-76=237
T73. Alex Haun – 84-83-78=245
76. Franziska Voellinger – 89-79-79=247
TOP FIVE PLAYERS
1. Hannah Wood, Oklahoma 69-71-69=209
2. Monica Vaughn, Arizona State 69-71-71=211
3. Annette Lyche, UNCW 74-68-73=215
4. Talia Campbell, Notre Dame 72-74-71=217
T5. Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State 74-72-75=221
T5. Jordan Chael, Nebraska 75-70-76=221
1. Hannah Wood 69-71-69=209
T7. *Maggie Neece 73-77-78=228
T10. Ana Ruiz 74-79-77=231
T17. Alexandra Kaui 75-80-78=232
T41. Rylee Pedigo 79-78-78=235
T48. Valerie Tanguay 80-7877=235
88. *Amanda Johnson 101-89-86=276