OU women in middle of pack at Tapatio Springs

The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team finished Sunday’s first round of the 12-team Jim West Challenge in sixth place by shooting a 305 (+17) in San Antonio, Texas. The 6,234-yard, par-72 Tapatio Springs Golf Club is the host course for the tournament.

The Sooners, who are competing in their last event of the fall season, are eight strokes behind leader and No. 22-ranked Texas A&M (+9). Second-place Missouri finished the round at +13 and East Carolina, Houston and Texas Tech are tied for third place at +15.

Freshman Ana Ruiz, OU’s top finisher the last two tournaments, led the Sooners with a 74 (+2) Sunday and is tied for fifth place out of 69 competitors. Ruiz recorded two birdies and four bogeys.

Fellow OU freshman Hannah Wood and sophomore Alexandra Kaui each recorded a 76 (+4) and share 18th place. Kaui’s round featured a team-high four birdies.

OU sophomore Maggie Neece is tied for 36th place after shooting a 79 (+7) and freshman Rylee Pedigo carded an 83 (+11), good for a 58th-place tie.

Sooner Amanda Johnson is playing as an individual in the event and is unattached from team scoring. The sophomore is in 67th place after shooting an 86 (+14).

Teams will play the second and third rounds of the tournament Monday due to expected inclement weather on Tuesday. Sixth-year OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said her team is looking forward to Monday’s rounds.

 “The course played tough today,” Drouin-Luttrell said. “We are playing 36 holes tomorrow due to inclement weather they are calling for on Tuesday, so we need to work on a few things tonight to get ready for tomorrow. Our game plan is good and we just need to stick to it and play with confidence.”

The Sooners will tee off in the second round of the tournament Monday at 8 a.m. CT with a shotgun start. The third round will immediately follow. Live stats are available at BirdieFire.com.

 

Team Standings

1. Texas A&M  297
2. Missouri                301
T3. Texas Tech         303
T3. Houston                303
T3. East Carolina       303
6. Oklahoma             305
T7. Illinois                310
T7. Kent State          310
9. Ole Miss              314
10. Wisconsin          316
11. Iowa                   320
12. Texas State         321

Top Five Individuals
1. Taylor Kim, Kent State   71
2. Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M     72
T3. Bianca Fabrizio, Texas A&M    73
T3. Jess Meek, Missouri                  73
T5. Jessie Sindlinger, Iowa            74
T5. Kimmy Hill, Texas Tech           74
T5. F. Gustafsson Spang, East Carolina       74
T5. Nico Engstroem Skaug, East Carolina   74
T5. Dana Gattone, Illinois              74
T5. Ana Ruiz, Oklahoma      74                 
T5. Emily Gilbreth, Houston       74          

OU Participants

T5. Ana Ruiz                     74
T18. Alexandra Kaui            76
T18. Hannah Wood              76
T36. Maggie Neece              79
T58. Rylee Pedigo         83
67. Amanda Johnson (Ind.)       86

 

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