Palm Coast, Fla. – Two years into the career of coach Emilie Klein-Gille, the rebuilding of the once-proud University of Tulsa women’s golf program is very much an ongoing project.
Tulsa not only finished last in the 2016 American Women’s Golf Championship Tuesday, it trailed eighth-place Cincinnati by 29 strokes and finished 80 shots behind winner Houston.
The Hurricane carded a final round total of 329 to finish the 54-hole tournament with a score of 974 at the par-72 Ocean Course. Tulsa junior Nadia Majidizadeh, from Tulsa Union High School, finished in 24th place with a 237 total after todayâ€™s score of 78. Seniors Antonia Von Wnuck and Alex Haun placed 34th and 39th, respectively. Von Wnuck finished with a score of 242, while Haun totaled 246. Freshman Olivia Jackson placed 41st with a total score of 253, and sophomore Nicole Marquardt finished in 42nd place with a 254 score.
Tulsa players posted four scores of 15 in the 70s, led by Majidizadeh’s second-round 73. All other scores were 82 or above.
No. 28 Houston claimed the team title by 10 strokes over second-place East Carolina. The Cougars carded a final round 290 and finished with a total score of 894. East Carolinaâ€™s Frida Gustafsson Spang won individual medalist honors with a 1-under 215 after turning in a 67 today.
1. Houston 319-285-290=894
2. East Carolina 309-301-294=904
3. South Florida 311-298-301=910
4. SMU 311-302-301=914
5. UCF 311-309-298=918
6. Memphis 309-307-307=923
7. Tulane 321-305-303=929
8. Cincinnati 316-313-316=945
9. Tulsa 329-316-329=974
24. Nadia Majidizadeh 86-73-78=237
T34. Antonia Von Wnuck 82-76-84=242
39. Alex Haun 79-84-83=246
41. Olivia Jackson 85-83-85=253
T42. Nicole Marquardt 83-87-84=254
1. Frida Gustafsson Spang, ECU 71-77-67=215 (-1)
2. Ashley Holder, UCF 75-70-71=216 (E)
T3. Nicole Autrique, USF 74-73-72=219 (+3)
T3. Jenny Haglund, SMU 76-70-73=219 (+3)
T5. Brigitte Dunne, SMU 74-78-71=223 (+7)
T5. Lisa Pettersson, ECU 79-72-72=223 (+7)
T5. Yuka Kajiki, Houston 77-75-71=223 (+7)