Hurricane storms back to take Nexus Collegiate Team Championship

Like and Follow Golf Oklahoma

Above, coach Annie Young, TU players Grace Kilcrease, Jenni Roller, Lovisa Gunnar, Allyn Stephens, Sirah Steinhoff and Norah Seidl along with assistant coach Jared Helin.

Complete results:

NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas – The Tulsa women golfers overcame an eight-stroke deficit on the final day of competition to capture the Nexus Collegiate Team Championship Wednesday afternoon at the par-72 Albany Golf Club course.

The Hurricane turned in a third round 292 for a 15-over par final score of 879 in the opening spring tournament, outdistancing second-place Kentucky and Iowa State by three strokes. Tulsa entered the final round in fourth place, eight strokes behind team leader Kentucky, while also jumping over third-place North Texas and second-place Iowa State to take home its second tournament championship of the season.

Tulsa, ranked 45th nationally entering the tournament, finished ahead of four top-40 opponents – Mississippi State (28th), Houston (29th), Michigan (35th) and Kentucky (37th).

Tulsa placed three individuals among the top-11, including sophomores Jenni Roller and Grace Kilcrease and redshirt freshman Allyn Stephens. Roller finished in sixth place with a 1-over par 217 after her second straight round of 72. Stephens had Tulsa’s best round of the day with a 2-under par 70 for a 3-over par final tally of 219 for ninth place, while Kilcrease was 1-over 73 for an 11th-place 221 total score.

After going 1-over on the front nine, Stephens had a stretch of seven holes at 4-under par. She had birdie putts on the par-5 11th and 16th holes, the par-4 14th and the par-3 17th hole. Roller had five birdie putts in the final round.

Junior Lovisa Gunnar’s final round score of 5-over par 77 also counted for the Hurricane total. She finished the three-day event in 22nd place with a 224 score. Newcomer Sirah Steinhoff completed her first American collegiate tournament in 55th place with a final score of 237.

Freshman Norah Seidl played the tournament as an individual, scoring a 245 total for 64th place.

Tulsa will be back in action at the Chevron Collegiate in Houston, Texas, Feb. 26-27.

Facebook Comments
Receive Our eNews!

No spam guarantee.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

Ken MacLeod

Publisher Golf Oklahoma | Oklahoma's No. 1 Golf Source