Thomas fires final-round 65, TU takes third in Green Wave Fall Classic
NEW ORLEANS, La. –– Senior Lilly Thomas carded a tournament best round of 7-under 65 in leading the Tulsa women golfers to a third-place finish at the season-opening Green Wave Fall Classic on Tuesday.
For the first time in the tradition-rich history of Tulsa women’s golf, it marked the first time that all the Tulsa golfers shot under par for a tournament. The six Tulsa women placed among the top-22 individuals in a field of 81 participants.
The Golden Hurricane finished with a final round 8-under par 280 for a 54-hole total score of 26-under 838. Thomas placed third individually with a 10-under par 206, four strokes behind Nebraska medalist Kelli Strand’s 14-under 202 score at the par-72 Bayou Oaks @ City Park South Course.
LSU won the tournament with a 32-under par final score of 832, while Nebraska finished in second place at 29-under par 835.
On Tuesday, Thomas began the day with a birdie on her first hole, the par-3 second, and finished the day with a total of eight birdies, while her only bogey came on the par-4 10th hole.
A trio of freshmen had terrific performances at their first collegiate tournament. Grace Kilcrease finished in eighth place with a score of 7-under par 209 after today’s 1-under 71. Rookie Emily Bohrer, who played as an individual as her score does not count towards the team score, placed 17th overall with a final total of 4-under par 212 after a round of 70.
Sophomore Lovisa Gunnar placed 19th overall after today’s round of 75 put her at 3-under for the tournament with a 213 score.
The third freshman of the group Jenni Roller of Jenks finished in a tie for 22nd place with sophomore teammate Sydney Seigel at 2-under 214 for the 54-hole tournament. They each turned in final round scores of even-par 72.
Tulsa will be in action next at the Oklahoma Schooner Fall Classic, Sept. 24-26.
- LSU 278-275-279=832
- Nebraska 278-275-282=835
- Tulsa 276-282-280=838
- Tulane 288-282-284=854
- Incarnate Word 294-281-280=855
- South Florida 282-286-289=857
- Mercer 296-280-287=863
- UCA 290-289-290=869
- Sam Houston 293-289-288=870
- Seattle 288-298-295=881
- Chattanooga 298-291-296=885
- Little Rock 300-290-297=887
- Northern Colorado 301-303-290=894
- UNC Asheville 302-306-306=307
T3. Lilly Thomas 69-72-65=206
T8. Grace Kilcrease 69-69-71=209
17. Emily Bohrer 68-74-70=212
T19. Lovisa Gunnar 68-70-75=213
T22. Jenni Roller 71-71-72=214
T22. Sydney Seigel 70-72-72=214
- Kelli Strand, Nebraska 67-65-70=202 (-14)
- Latanna Stone, LSU 68-67-69=204 (-12)
T3. Lilly Thomas, Tulsa 69-72-65=206 (-10)
T3. Taylor Riley, LSU 69-68-69=206 (-10)
T3. Aine Donegan, LSU 67-68-71=206 (-10)