The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team’s season came to a close on Saturday with a share of 10th place at the NCAA San Antonio Regional. The 18-team tournament was played at the par-72, 6,350-yard Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas.
The No. 14 seed Sooners, who recorded a 293 (+5) in Saturday’s final round, tied their season-best 54-hole score in relation to par, firing an 874 (+10). No. 6 seed Baylor finished at the top of the leaderboard with an 842 (-22) while No. 1 seed UCLA came in second at -19 and No. 4 seed Tennessee in third at -14.
The Sooner trio of freshmen Hannah Wood and Ana Ruiz and sophomore Alexandra Kaui tied for 40th place out of 96 competitors, each shooting a three-day 219 (+3).
Ruiz paced the Sooners in the final round, carding a personal regional-best 70 (-2). Kaui birdied the final hole Saturday to post an even-par 72, and Wood completed the day with a 74 (+2).
OU freshmen Valerie Tanguay and Rylee Pedigo tied for 58th place at 223 (+7). Tanguay shot a 77 (+5) in Saturday’s round while Pedigo recorded a 78 (+6) on the day.
Sixth-year OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said her youthful squad showed promising signs this season.
"We played well all week," Drouin-Luttrell said. "We had a very young team this year, and I’m proud of each one of these girls. They worked hard all year to get better, and I believe we have a very bright future."
The Sooners finished the 2014-15 season with 10 top-20, four top-10 and two top-5 individual finishes, as well as seven rounds in the 60s posted by three different golfers. The NCAA Regional appearance was the fifth straight for the squad. This marks the first time in four seasons OU did not qualify for the NCAA Championships. The Sooners finished in the top 10 in each of the last three seasons.
1. Baylor 281-281=842
2. UCLA 278-286-281=845
3. Tennessee 276-281-293=850
4. Texas A&M 281-283-290=854
T5. Washington 281-281-300=862
T5. Texas Tech 292-283-287=862
7. Texas 287-284-293=864
8. Oregon 291-288-286=865
9. Arizona State 296-282-293=871
T10. Oklahoma 288-293-293=874
T10. Florida State 291-291-292=874
12. Auburn 291-293-292=876
13. Houston 300-288-293=881
14. Kennesaw State 298-301-299=898
15. Gonzaga 306-300-299=905
16. Lamar 305-299-310=914
17. Boston University 304-315-312=931
18. Alabama State 315-308-312=935
1. Hayley Davis, Baylor 200
2. Bronte Law, UCLA 205
3. Dylan Kim, Baylor 208
4. Emmie Pietila, Tennessee 209
5. Lydia Choi, UCLA 210
T40. Alexandra Kaui 219
T40. Ana Ruiz 219
T40. Hannah Wood 219
T58. Rylee Pedigo 223
T58. Valerie Tanguay 223