Tulsa seventh after first round of AAC tourney

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ALM COAST, Fla. –– The Tulsa women’s golf team carded a 13-over par 301 in first round action at the American Athletic Conference Championship Sunday on the par-72 Conservatory Course at the Hammock Beach Resort.

Houston leads the field with a 1-under par 287 score, but only 11 strokes separate teams number 2 through 10 after the opening round.

A trio of Tulsa golfers turned in the team’s best individual round of 75 on Sunday and are tied for 19th place, including senior Johanna Samuelsson, sophomore Taylor Dobson and freshman Sammy Liu.

Tulsa freshman Jasmine Zhang is one stroke back with a score of 76 and tied for 28th place, while fellow freshman Lorena Tseng is one shot behind Zhang with a round of 77 for 35thplace. In 28 rounds as a freshman, Tseng’s score today is just her third round of 77 or more this season.

Houston’s Leonie Harm leads the individual race with a 3-under par score of 69.

Second round action takes place on Monday with the final 18 holes to be played on Tuesday.


Team Results

  1. Houston                      287
  2. UCF                           294
  3. South Florida               295
  4. East Carolina               296
  5. SMU                           298
  6. Cincinnati                   299
  7. Tulsa                          301
  8. Wichita State               302
  9. Memphis                     304
  10. Tulane                        305


Tulsa Individuals

T19.  Johanna Samuelsson    75

T19.  Sammy Liu                 75

T19.  Taylor Dobson             75

T28.  Jasmine Zhang             76

T35.  Lorena Tseng              77


Top-5 Individuals

  1. Leonie Harm, Houston                        69 (-3)

T2.    Natalia Villavicencio, USF                70 (-2)

T2.    Maria Jose Martinez, Houston           70 (-2)

T2.    Elizabeth Moon, UCF                       70 (-2)

T2.    Daniela Murcia, Cincinnati                70 (-2)


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