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.
- Tulsa 295-292-290=877
- Utah Valley 296-291-292=879
- Sam Houston State 298-291-301=890
- Southern Utah 301-293-297=891
T5. Northern Arizona 293-292-308=893
T5. Boise State 304-295-294=893
- Hawaii 300-301-295=896
- Northern Colorado 305-297-299=901
- Incarnate Word 296-311-301=908
- UT Rio Grande Valley 303-310-305=918
- CSU-Northridge 313-298-311=922
- North Dakota 317-305-301=923
- 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
- Chanikan Yongyuan, Southern Utah 76-63-71=210 (-3)
- Hannah Alberto, Sam Houston State 68-68-75=211 (-2)
- 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)