Mesa, Arizona – The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team fired a season-best 873 (+9) to finish in third place at the fifth annual Clover Cup. The 17-team event was played at the par-72, 6,184-yard Longbow Golf Course in Mesa, Ariz.
OU logged a third-round 4-over 292. SMU won the team title with an 858 (-6) and TCU took second place at 866 (+2).
Rylee Pedigo led the Sooners, firing a career-best 5-under 211for a runner-up finish out of 99 competitors. All three of Pedigo’s rounds in the event were under par, including two rounds of 2-under 70 on the final two days. The sophomore finished Sunday’s front nine at even par and played a bogey-free back nine before pocketing two birdies on her final two holes.
"Rylee played really well this week," OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said. "I’m really proud of her and what she’s been able to do this week."
Classmate Hannah Wood also captured a top-10 finish, logging a 214 to take seventh place. Wood registered a 72 in the final round.
Sophomore Ana Ruiz shared 20th place in the tournament after carding a third-round 76 to finish at 223.
OU’s Valerie Tanguay posted a 226 in the event to share 32nd. The sophomore recorded a tournament-best 74 on Sunday. Freshman Karen Arimoto shot 84 in the third round to finish in 85th place.
Freshman Julienne Soo played as an individual in the event and is unattached from team scoring. Soo registered a share of 55th place at 233 (+17) and logged a 78 (+6) on Sunday.
"I’m really proud of this team," Drouin-Luttrell said. "We’ve put in a lot of time and effort the last few months and it’s paying off. We need to continue working hard and keep building off our momentum for next weekend."
Tulsa finished in 11th place after a final round 313 and finished with a 54-hole score of 921.
Tulsa junior Nadia Majidizadeh placed 17th individually with a 4-over par score of 220 after a 73. Senior Antonia Von Wnuck carded a final round 78 and finished in 49th place with a 232 total.
Freshman Olivia Jackson placed 55th overall with a score of 233, while senior Alex Haun finished in 65th place with a 236 total score. Freshman Brydie Hodge placed 91st overall with a final score of 251. Another freshman Johanna Samuelsson, playing this tournament as an individual, finished in 82nd place with a score of 243.
Tulsa will be back in action next at the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate, April 1-3, in Oxford, Mississippi.
1. SMU 285-292-281=858
2. TCU 284-292-290=866
3. Oklahoma 290-291-292=873
4. Notre Dame 299-290-285=874
5. FIU 296-297-285=878
6. UNCW 291-293-299=883
7. South Florida 288-303-298=889
8. Nebraska 301-309-288=898
9. Penn State 301-305-304=910
10. Central Arkansas 308-300-307=915
11. Tulsa 299-309-313=921
12. Cincinnati 303-321-300=924
13. Ole Miss 305-306-314=925
14. Columbia 317-315-311=943
15. IUPUI 319-322-287=928
16. UNCG 324-307-324=955
17. Central Michigan 332-313-323=968
T17. Nadia Majidizadeh 73-74-73=220
T49. Antonia Von Wnuck 71-83-78=232
T55. Olivia Jackson 78-75-80=233
T65. Alex Haun 77-77-82=236
T91. Brydie Hodge 83-83-85=251
T82. Johanna Samuelsson 78-80-85=243 (playing as an individual)
1. Brooke Graebe, TCU 67-72-71=210 (-6)
2. Rylee Pedigo, Oklahoma 71-70-70=211 (-5)
T3. Annette Lyche, UNCW 71-67-74=212 (-4)
T3. Nicole Autrique, South Florida 67-72-73=212 (-4)
T5. Meghan MacLaren, FIU 70-71-72=213 (-3)
T5. Jenny Haglund, SMU 72-72-68=213 (-3)