Tulsa places fifth in first event under Klein-Gille

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BRYAN, Texas – In the first tournament under new head coach Emilee Klein-Gille, the University of Tulsa women’s golf team finished the Texas A&M “Mo”Morial with an even-par 288. The team’s performance jumped them from eighth place to a tie for fifth with Kentucky.

“It was exciting, they did really well. They played some great golf yesterday and today. I’m so proud of them,” Klein-Gille said. “They started off slow and I think they were a little nervous. We had a really good chat after the first round and they came back with two solid rounds to boost them into the rest of the season. Having two rounds under 300 will set an awesome tone for the rest of the year.”

This finish is the best in an opener for the Golden Hurricane since the 2011 season when they hosted the Dale McNamara Invitational and also finished in fifth place.

Auburn took home top honors from the “Mo”Morial after having the best round of any team in the tournament finishing at 282, 6-under par, in Wednesday’s round for an 860 total over the three days at the Legends Club.

TU sophomore Nadia Majidizadeh shot a 3-under 69 in the final round and tied for 12th in the tournament. Only three individuals with better rounds than Majidizadeh on Wednesday – the eventual co-winners, Clara Baena (Auburn) at 66 and Kayla Jones (Florida State) at 68, and Alex Milan (Florida State) also at 68 who finished tied for fifth.

“Nadia played some great golf. We talked after the second round about how hard it is to follow one good round with another one, but today she went out and shot a 69, which is just awesome. She did so great,” Klein-Gille commented.

Alex Haun had another good day for the Hurricane, improving on her round two score by two strokes for an even-par 72 on Wednesday. She shot a pair of birdies on holes 12 and 8 and a pair of bogeys on 17 and 7. The senior jumped seven spots on the leader-board from T-26 to 19 by the end of tournament play.

Anotonia Von Wnuck shaved a stroke off of her second-round total, finishing with 75 in the final round for a share of 30th place.

Next up for Tulsa is the Furman Lady Paladin tournament in Greenville, S.C. beginning on Sept. 21, running through Sept. 23.

Team Scores
1.             Auburn                                    291-287-282 = 860
2.             Florida State                            296-291-286 = 873
3.             Texas A&M                             303-284-294 = 881
4.             Houston                                  295-304-297 = 895
T5.          Tulsa                                     315-298-288 = 901 
T5.          Kentucky                                 298-302-301 = 901
T7.          TCU                                       303-304-302 = 909

T7.          UTSA                                     299-306-304 = 909
9.             Troy                                       310-307-300 = 917
10.           Stephen F. Austin                     305-318-309 = 934
11.           ULM                                      314-316-326 = 953

Tulsa Individuals
T12.         Nadia Majidizadeh                    76-78-69 = 223
19.           Alex Haun                               79-74-72 = 225
T31.         Anotnia Von Wnuck                 78-76-75 = 229
T35.         Franziska Voellinger                  82-75-73 = 230
T46.         Chanya Angwarawong                86-73-74 = 233

Top-5 Individuals
T1.          Clara Baena, Auburn                  72-71-66 = 209 (-7)
T1.          Kayla Jones, Florida State          69-72-68 = 209 (-7)
3.             Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M       76-65-72 = 213 (-3)
4.             Haley Mills, Kentucky                              71-75-70 = 216 (E)
T5.          Sophia Schubert, Auburn            76-72-70 = 218 (+2)
T5.          Alex Milan, Florida State           78-72-68 = 218 (+2)



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