Manhattan, Kansas –– Tulsa junior Johanna Samuelsson turned in a career-best second-place finish at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in leading the Golden Hurricane women golfers to a third-place performance in the second event of the fall season.
Samuelsson began the day in fourth place and moved up two spots with her best round of the tournament, a 1-under par 71. She improved each of the three rounds by one stroke each day and finished with an even-par 216 total for the 54 holes.
As a team, Tulsa had a sub-300 round for the second time this week at the par-72 Colbert Hills Golf Course, shooting 299 on Tuesday to finish with an 899 score. The Hurricane was one stroke behind second-place Kansas, while host Kansas State won the event with an overall score of 881.
Tulsa junior Olivia Jackson equaled her opening round score with a 73 on Tuesday and finished the tournament in 17th place with a total of 228.
Senior Nicole Marquardt and junior Anneke Strobach finished in a tie for 24th place with an identical total of 230. Strobach carded a final round score of 75, while Marquardt finished with a round of 80. Freshman Randi Romack placed 40th overall with a total of 237.
Sophomore Taylor Dobson, playing the event as an individual, finished in 30th place with a score of 233.
Tulsa will be back in action later this week at The Schooner Fall Classic, Saturday-Monday, Sept. 23-25, in Norman, Oklahoma.
- Kansas State 287-296-298=881
- Kansas 307-292-299=898
- Tulsa 299-301-299=899
- Rutgers 309-287-308=904
- North Texas 303-302-301=906
- Arkansas State 306-299-303=908
- Little Rock 309-309-300=918
- Central Arkansas 316-308-308=932
- Georgia Southern 310-319-322=951
- Johanna Samuelsson 73-72-71=216
T17. Olivia Jackson 73-82-73=228
T24. Anneke Strobach 79-76-75=230
T24. Nicole Marquardt 76-74-80=230
T30. Taylor Dobson** 76-76-81=233
T40. Randi Romack 77-79-81=237
**played as an individual
- Connie Jaffrey, Kansas State 66-72-72=210 (-6)
- Johanna Samuelsson, Tulsa 73-72-71=216 (E)
- Chloe Weir, Kansas State 71-71-76=218 (+2)
- Ashleigh Greenham, Rutgers 78-66-75=219 (+3)
T5. Sabrina Bonanno, Little Rock 77-70-74=221 (+5)
T5. Lizzie Winyarat, Kansas 76-73-72=221 (+5)
T5. Reid Isaac, Kansas State 72-77-72=221 (+5)