Sooners finish fifth at Landfall Tradition

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The No. 23-ranked Oklahoma women’s golf team finished the fall season on a high note, taking fifth place (877;+13) at the 15th annual Landfall Tradition. The 18-team event, which featured eight top-25 teams, was held at the par-72, 6,166-yard Pete Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.

The Sooners shot a 299 (+11) on the final day of play to finish the tournament. The Landfall Tradition marks Oklahoma’s second-best finish this season after coming in fourth at the Schooner Fall Classic in September.

No. 13 Wake Forest and No. 19 South Carolina shared first place with 859 (-5) apiece. Furman (2) finished third at 866 (+2), followed by 12th-ranked Purdue at 872 (+8) in fourth.

OU fired an impressive 284 (-4) in round one to tie their best round in relation to par this season and place the Sooners at the top of the leaderboard on day one. Oklahoma got off to a slow start on day two, but made up for it on the back nine to finish round two in second place (295; +7).

Junior Hannah Wood paced the Sooners throughout the weekend, finishing with a share of seventh place (213; -3) for her third top-10 performance this season. Wood posted a 69 (-3) on day one to lead the 96-player field and pocketed four birdies on day two to go 73 (+1).

Julienne Soo came out with a share of 16th (217; +1). The sophomore shot 72 on day one and 73 for round two. Soo was even on day three, shooting at par on all 18 holes (72; E), recording her eighth round at par or better this season.

Ana Ruiz tied for 27th (222; +6), carding a 73 on Friday. The junior shot a 72 with a bogey-free back nine in round two and recorded a 77 on Sunday. Classmate Valerie Tanguay finished the tournament with a share of 44th (225; +9). Tanguay was close behind Wood on day one after firing a 70 to tie for second, then went 77 on Saturday. Tanguay shot a 78 on Sunday to close out the tournament.

Rylee Pedigo owned 88th place for the Sooners (239; +23), shooting 75-84-80 Sunday.

“We finished the fall season at a great event and played against a strong field this weekend,” OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said. “Hannah and Jules had another solid tournament and were very steady for us. Now moving into the offseason it will give the girls plenty of time to work on certain aspects of their game to prepare us for the spring season.”

The Sooners will be on hiatus until the spring season kicks off on Feb. 10 when the team will travel to Tallahassee, Fla., for the Florida State Match Up.

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