Tulsa tied for second in AAC Championship entering final round

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BROOKSVILLE, Fla. –– Tulsa remains in second place at the American Athletic Conference Championships after turning in a second-round score of 290 on Tuesday at the par-72 Southern Hills Plantation Club.

Wednesday’s final round has the makings of a barn burner with just seven strokes separating the top four teams.

Tulsa has a total score of 571, six strokes behind team leader SMU. The Mustangs are at 11-under par 565 for the tournament, while Tulsa and UCF are tied for second at 5-under par, followed by Houston at 4-under. South Florida with a 5-over par 581 total rounds out the top-5 teams after 36 holes.

SMU was 1-over for the day, Tulsa shot 2-over, while UCF had the best day with a 4-under par score and Houston shot even-par.

Going head-to-head on the course, SMU rallied to shoot 6-under par as a team on the final four holes to break an 8-under tie with Tulsa as the Hurricane went 3-over par on the final four-hole stretch.

Lilly Thomas jumped from 10th place to start the day into a fourth-place tie with a round of 2-under par 70, bettering her first day score by two strokes. She sits a 3-under 141 after the first two days. Thomas turned in birdies on the par-3 third and the par-5 12thhole, while shooting even-par on the other 16 holes for the day.

Freshman Jenni Roller and sophomore Sydney Seigel are tied for ninth place with 1-under par scores of 143. Seigel shot 1-over 73 today, while Roller had a 2-over par 74 score.

Sophomore Lovisa Gunnar is just one stroke back and in 13th place at even-par 144 after scoring a round of 1-over par 73. Freshman Grace Kilcrease is in 23rd place with a 147 total after shooting a score of 75 today.

SMU’s Michelle Zhang has a four-stroke lead for individual medalist honors with a 10-under par 134 score.


  1. SMU                                    276-289=565
  2. Tulsa                                    281-290=571
  3. UCF                                      287-284=571
  4.         Houston                             284-288=572
  5.          South Florida                   284-297=581
  6.          East Carolina                    296-287=583
  7.        Wichita State                   303-297=600
  8.          Cincinnati                          302-299=601
  9. Tulane                                 301-301=602
  10.       Memphis                           304-302=606



T4.        Lilly Thomas                      71-70=141

T8.        Jenni Roller                       69-74=143

T8.        Sydney Seigel                   70-73=143

  1.      Lovisa Gunnar                  71-73=144

T23.     Grace Kilcrease                72-75=147



  1. Michelle Zhang, SMU                      66-68=134
  2. Moa Svedenskiold, Houston         70-68=138
  3. Anna Nordfors, UCF                         71-68=139

T4.        Lilly Thomas, Tulsa                           71-70=141

T4.        Melanie Green, USF                        67-74=141

T4.        Oda Sofie Kilsti, ECU                        71-70=141

T4.        Jess Baker, UCF                                 70-71=141


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