OU moves up to ninth at Betsy Rawls

The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team moved up two spots after the third and final round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational to finish in ninth place at 895 (+31). The event was played at the par-72, 6,298-yard University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas. Tulsa finished 15th and last in the event, 20 strokes behind the nearest competitor.

The Sooners registered a tournament-best 294 (+6) in Tuesday’s round. No. 8-ranked Kent State was the only team under par for the tournament and finished at the top of the leaderboard with an 859 (-5). Texas Tech took second place at 3 over and No. 22 UNLV came in third with an 873 (+9).

Sophomores Ana Ruiz, Valerie Tanguay and Hannah Wood led the Sooners, each firing a 222 (+6) in the event to share 20th place out of 75 competitors. Ruiz and Tanguay both carded a 75 (+3) in Tuesday’s round, while Wood recorded a 69 (-3), her sixth par-or-better round of the season.

OU’s Rylee Pedigo registered a 75 (+3) in the final round, finishing at 229 (+13) to tie for 47th place. Freshman Julienne Soo finished in 73rd place with a 244 (+28) after shooting an 82 (+10) on Tuesday.

"We played much better today," seventh-year OU Head Coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said. "It’s very encouraging for us to see these girls fight to the end of tournaments."

The Sooners have a quick turnaround as they return to the course this weekend (Oct. 25-27) in San Antonio, Texas, for the 2015 Alamo Invitational.

TOP FIVE TEAMS AND OU
1. Kent State 283-292-284=859
2. Texas Tech 284-292-291=867
3. UNLV 287-289-297=873
4. Texas 296-287-292=875
5. New Mexico 298-289-295=882
9. Oklahoma 305-296-294=895

TOP FIVE PLAYERS
1. Gabby Barker, Texas Tech 70-72-69=211
T2. Taylor Kim, Kent State 68-73-71=212
T2. Elizabeth Prior, UNLV 70-71-71=212
4. Julia Beck, Texas 75-71-67=213
5. Josee Doyon, Kent State 72-72-71=215

OU PLAYERS
T20. Ana Ruiz 72-75-75=222
T20. Valerie Tanguay 77-70-75=222
T20. Hannah Wood 78-75-69=222
T47. Rylee Pedigo 78-76-75=229
73. Julienne Soo 84-78-82=244

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