Tulsa’s Samuelsson claims second as TU third in Sunflower Invitational

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Manhattan, Kansas –– Tulsa junior Johanna Samuelsson turned in a career-best second-place finish at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in leading the Golden Hurricane women golfers to a third-place performance in the second event of the fall season.

Samuelsson began the day in fourth place and moved up two spots with her best round of the tournament, a 1-under par 71. She improved each of the three rounds by one stroke each day and finished with an even-par 216 total for the 54 holes.

As a team, Tulsa had a sub-300 round for the second time this week at the par-72 Colbert Hills Golf Course, shooting 299 on Tuesday to finish with an 899 score. The Hurricane was one stroke behind second-place Kansas, while host Kansas State won the event with an overall score of 881.

Tulsa junior Olivia Jackson equaled her opening round score with a 73 on Tuesday and finished the tournament in 17th place with a total of 228.

Senior Nicole Marquardt and junior Anneke Strobach finished in a tie for 24th place with an identical total of 230. Strobach carded a final round score of 75, while Marquardt finished with a round of 80.  Freshman Randi Romack placed 40th overall with a total of 237.

Sophomore Taylor Dobson, playing the event as an individual, finished in 30th place with a score of 233.

Tulsa will be back in action later this week at The Schooner Fall Classic, Saturday-Monday, Sept. 23-25, in Norman, Oklahoma.


Team Results

  1. Kansas State                        287-296-298=881
  2. Kansas                                   307-292-299=898
  3. Tulsa                                      299-301-299=899
  4. Rutgers                                 309-287-308=904
  5. North Texas                         303-302-301=906
  6. Arkansas State                    306-299-303=908
  7. Little Rock                            309-309-300=918
  8. Central Arkansas                 316-308-308=932
  9. Georgia Southern               310-319-322=951


Tulsa Individuals

  1. Johanna Samuelsson          73-72-71=216

T17.        Olivia Jackson                       73-82-73=228

T24.        Anneke Strobach                 79-76-75=230

T24.        Nicole Marquardt               76-74-80=230

T30.        Taylor Dobson**                 76-76-81=233

T40.        Randi Romack                     77-79-81=237


**played as an individual


Top-5 Individuals

  1. Connie Jaffrey, Kansas State                            66-72-72=210 (-6)
  2. Johanna Samuelsson, Tulsa                              73-72-71=216 (E)
  3. Chloe Weir, Kansas State                                  71-71-76=218 (+2)
  4. Ashleigh Greenham, Rutgers                           78-66-75=219 (+3)

T5.          Sabrina Bonanno, Little Rock                           77-70-74=221 (+5)

T5.          Lizzie Winyarat, Kansas                                     76-73-72=221 (+5)

T5.          Reid Isaac, Kansas State                                   72-77-72=221 (+5)

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