Tulsa rolls to season-opening win under new coach

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Springville, Utah – The Tulsa women’s golf team won its first season-opening tournament in nearly 30 years with a victory on Tuesday at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic. Trailing by two strokes at the start of the day, the Golden Hurricane made up those two strokes and claimed a two-stroke victory at the par-71 Hobble Creek Fall Classic.

The last time Tulsa won a season-opening tournament came in the fall of 1989 when the Hurricane won the Dick McGuire Invitational. The win also highlights the Golden Hurricane coaching debut of Annie Young.

Tulsa carded a final round 6-over par 290 total score and finished with a 54-hole total of 877, holding off host Utah Valley by two strokes.

Five Hurricane golfers finished among the top-18, as senior Olivia Jackson led the group with a third-place score of even-par 213, after carding a final round 1-under 70 Tuesday. Freshman Lorena Tseng had the best round of the day for a Tulsa golfer with a 3-under par total of 68 and finished the tournament with a 3-over par 216.

Tseng was the only player at the event to shoot even for par 4’s, while Jackson was -7 for para 5 scoring.

Senior Johanna Samuelsson and freshman Shaelee Scarberry finished in an 18th place tie with three round totals of 224, while sophomore Taylor Dobson placed 39th overall with a score of 230.

Nikkie Marquardt, playing as an individual, had a complete turnaround from an opening round 82 as the senior turned in a second-round score of 72 and a career-best 2-under par 69 today to finish in 13th place with a score of 223 for the 54 holes. Marquardt scored two Eagles and was also -7 for par 5 scoring for the tournament.

Sam Houston State (890), Southern Utah (891) placed third and fourth, while Northern Arizona and Boise State (893) finished in a tie to round out the top-5 places.

Tulsa is scheduled to be back in action September 21-23, at the Furman Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina.


Team Results

  1. Tulsa                          295-292-290=877
  2. Utah Valley                 296-291-292=879
  3. Sam Houston State       298-291-301=890
  4. Southern Utah              301-293-297=891

T5.      Northern Arizona          293-292-308=893

T5.      Boise State                  304-295-294=893

  1. Hawaii                        300-301-295=896
  2. Northern Colorado        305-297-299=901
  3. Incarnate Word            296-311-301=908
  4. UT Rio Grande Valley   303-310-305=918
  5. CSU-Northridge           313-298-311=922
  6. North Dakota               317-305-301=923

Tulsa Individuals

  1. Olivia Jackson             74-69-70=213

T4.      Lorena Tseng               72-76-68=216

T18.    Johanna Samuelsson     74-73-77=224

T18.    ShaeLee Scarberry        75-74-75=224

T39.    Taylor Dobson             76-76-78=230

*T13.  Nicole Marquardt          82-72-69=223

*played as an individual

Top-5 Individuals

  1. Chanikan Yongyuan, Southern Utah          76-63-71=210 (-3)
  2. Hannah Alberto, Sam Houston State          68-68-75=211 (-2)
  3. Olivia Jackson, Tulsa                           74-69-70=213 (E)

T4.  Lorena Tseng, Tulsa                             72-76-68=216 (+3)

T4.   Megan Ratcliffe, Hawaii                          71-71-74=216 (+3)

T4.   Carly Dehlin Hirsch, Utah Valley              75-71-70=216 (+3)

T4.   Tara Finigan, Boise State                         77-68-71=216 (+3)


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