Tulsa women finish ninth in AAC, sign New Zealander for help

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PALM COAST, Fla. – The American Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championships wrapped up Tuesday at the Hammock Beach Resort & Golf Club’s Ocean Course, where the University of Tulsa’s team finished with a three-round total of 924, good for a ninth-place finish. Chanya Angwarawong was the top finisher for the Hurricane, totaling 229 through 54-holes for 32nd-place. Angwarawong counted birdies on holes 6 and 15.

Alex Haun tied for 37th-place after tallying 83 Tuesday which brought her total to 233. Nadia Majidizadeh was just one stroke back of Haun’s total. Her 234 earned her a share of 39th-place.

Antonia Von Wnuck went into the clubhouse at 235 and Franziska Voellinger totaled 240.

No. 23 UCF won team honors with a four-over-par 868, beating runner-up No. 47 SMU by eight strokes. No. 48 Houston rounded out the top-three teams with a total of 878.

SMU’s Jenny Haglund and UCF’s Monifa Sealy were tied at the top of the leaderboard at three-under-par 213 before Sealy won in a one-hole playoff.

Team Results
1.         UCF                             291-287-290=868 (+4)
2.         SMU                            299-287-290=876 (+12)
3.         Houston                      287-289-292=878 (+14)
4.         USF                             294-296-294=884 (+20)
T5.       Memphis                    299-294-294=887 (+23)
T5.       East Carolina                         292-295-300=887 (+23)
7.         Tulane                        296-302-298=896 (+32)
8.         Cincinnati                   305-306-307=918 (+54)
9.         Tulsa                          312-302-310=924 (+60)

Tulsa Individuals
32.       Chanya Angwarawong         82-71-76=229
T37.    Alex Haun                              77-73-83=233
T39.    Nadia Majidizadeh                74-82-78=234
41.       Antonia Von Wnuck              79-76-80=235
45.       Franziska Voellinger             82-82-76=240

Top-10 Individuals
T1. Monifa Sealy, UCF                                               70-71-72=213 (-3)*

T1. Jenny Haglund, SMU                                          74-69-70=213 (-3)

T3. Yuka Kajiki, Houston                                          74-72-68=214 (-2)

T3. Ashley Holder, UCF                                             74-69-71=214 (-2)

5. Michaela Fletcher, Memphis                                71-72-72=215 (-1)

6. Raegan Bremer, Houston                                                 74-70-72=215 (E)

7. Emily Penttila, Tulane                                          74-72-71=217 (+1)

T8. Laura Sojo, UCF                                                   72-72-74=218 (+2)

T8. Alexandra Rossi, SMU                                         70-71-77=218 (+2)

T10. Ashley Burke, USF                                            67-76-76=219 (+3)

T10. Gemma Dryburgh, Tulane                               71-75-73=219 (+3)

*-won in one-hole playoff

TU bolsters signing class with New Zealand’s Hodge

Tulsa, Oklahoma – University of Tulsa Women’s Golf Coach Emilee Klein-Gille announced today that Brydie Hodge from Levin, New Zealand, has signed a national letter-of-intent to continue her education and golf career with the Golden Hurricane.
Hodge was the No. 1 player and captain of the Manawatu-Wanganui Senior Women’s and Junior Girls Teams at the age of 17 in 2014. She was the winner of the New Zealand Under-19 Girls Championship, Horowhenua Women’s Open, Otaki Women’s Open and the Wellington Strokeplay. Hodge captured the Manawatu-Wanganui Schools Golf Championship in 2014 with a round of three-under par 69, and was selected to play for the Under-18 Team at the Australian Junior Girls Amateur. She also won the Challenge Cup in 2014 by shooting a course record 65 at the Marton Golf Club.
In 2013, Hodge was the medalist at six events, including the Horowhenua Women’s Open, Manawatu Junior Girls PGA and captured a 14-shot win at the Wanganui Women’s Open. She carded a low round of 69 at the Women’s Interprovincial and attended the New Zealand National Training Camp.
“We are so excited to have Brydie join our program. She is an extremely talented player who has proven herself over and over again by winning tournaments and shooting some very low scores,” said Klein-Gille. “Some of Brydie’s strengths include her technique, short game and strong mental game. I believe she will be a huge asset to our golf team and will be instrumental in our quest to become a top national contender.”
Tulsa Women’s Golf Signees for 2015
Name                              Hometown
Brydie Hodge                    Levin, New Zealand
Olivia Jackson                  North Yorkshire, England
Mackenzie Medders          Jenks, Okla.
Johanna Samuelsson         Djursholm, Sweden


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