OU women place 11th in LSU Tiger Classic

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The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team finished the three-round, 16-team LSU Tiger Golf Classic in 11th place, logging a 929 (+65). The event was played at the par-72, 6,251-yard University Club in Baton Rouge, La.

The Sooners saved their best round for last, firing a 306 (+18) on Sunday. Tournament host and No. 7-ranked LSU finished atop the leaderboard at 879 (+15). No. 12 Mississippi State recorded an 884 (+20) in the tournament to finish in second while TCU finished in third place with an 895 (+31).

OU’s Hannah Wood paced the Sooners, sharing 19th place out of 89 competitors with a three-round 226 (+10). The freshman shot a 79 (+7) in Sunday’s round en route to her fifth top-20 showing in seven career events.

Fellow freshman Valerie Tanguay logged OU’s best third-round score, registering five birdies on her way to a 73 (+1). Tanguay, who shot a three-round 228 (+12), tied for 23rd place, her best collegiate finish.

Ana Ruiz, another freshman, carded a 74 (+2) in Sunday’s round and finished the tournament tied for 30th place at 231 (+15).

OU sophomore Alexandra Kaui finished in 76th place with a 244 (+28) after recording an 80 (+8) in the final round of competition. Sophomore Maggie Neece shot an 81 (+9) Sunday and finished in 86th place with a 258 (+42).

Sixth-year OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said she was happy with how her team progressed.

“We definitely played better as the weekend went on,” Drouin-Luttrell explained. “Our short games were better as a whole and we need to continue practicing hard. We have a few more weeks to go and we need to work hard on our games.”

The Sooners will return to the course Saturday, April 4, when they will compete in a match-play event against Oklahoma State at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman.

TEAM RESULTS

1. LSU                         297-280-302=879
2. Mississippi State    306-285-293=884
3. TCU                         300-298-297=895
4. Tulane                    302-288-307=897
5. Wake Forest           317-297-293=907
6. Colorado                 316-291-303=910
7. North Carolina       313-294-306=913
8. Notre Dame           312-292-310=914
T9. UCF                       307-311-299=917
T9. Denver                 303-308-306=917
11. Oklahoma            315-308-306=929
12. NC State               314-309-311=934
13. Kentucky             316-306-313=935
14. Missouri               321-308-309=938
15. UNC Wilmington 325-309-319=953
16. UTSA                    324-321-314=959

TOP FIVE PLAYERS
1. Elise Bradley, LSU                          74-68-72=214 (won in playoff)
2. Rica Tse, Miss. State                       76-69-69=214
3. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU               73-67-76=216
T4. Ally McDonald, Miss. State         78-69-71=218
T4. Leslie Cloots, North Carolina       72-71-75=218
T4. Kortnie Maxoutopoulis                 75-71-72=218

OU PLAYERS

T19. Hannah Wood               72-75-79=226
T23. Valerie Tanguay            80-75-73=228
T30. Ana Ruiz                      82-75-74=231
76. Alexandra Kaui               81-83-80=244
86. Maggie Neece                89-88-81=258

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