TU Women Golfers finish fifth at AAC Championships
Tulsa freshman Greta Bruner placed eighth at the American Athletic Conference Championships on Tuesday, while the Golden Hurricane finished in fifth place as a team.
Tulsa shot a final round 297 for a 54-hole total of 888 at the Hammock Beach Resort’s par-72 Conservatory Course. Tulsa’s 297 third-round score marked the fifth straight round, dating back to the second round at the Dale McNamara Invitational a week earlier, that the Hurricane turned in a sub-300 round.
The Hurricane took a giant step in year three of Head Coach Emilee Klein-Gille, bettering a ninth-place conference finish from the previous three seasons to this year’s fifth-place performance at The American Championships.
Bruner scored a final round even-par 72 for a one-over par overall score of 217 for her eighth place finish. She began the day at three-over par following the first five holes, then played three-under par on the final 10 holes.
Senior Nadia Majidizadeh turned in a score of one-over par 73 Tuesday and finished in 17th place overall with a 221 total. Her round was highlighted by a stretch of three straight birdie putts on holes 4, 5 and 6. Sophomore Anneke Strobach finished one stroke behind Majidizadeh in 18th place with a total score of 222 after today’s round of 74.
Sophomore Olivia Jackson shot a final round 78 and finished with a score of 232 for 41st place, while junior Nicole Marquardt placed 42nd overall with a score of 233 after today’s round of 79.
UCF won the team championship with a three-stroke victory over SMU, 860 to 863. UCF’s Ashley Holder captured individual medalist honors as well with a one-stroke win over SMU’s Brigitte Dunne, as Holder turned in a final round 69 for a seven-under-par 209.
1. UCF 284-289-287=860
2. SMU 290-290-283=863
3. Houston 290-282-295=867
4. East Carolina 299-289-294=882
T5. Tulsa 292-299-297=888
T5. Cincinnati 301-286-301=888
7. South Florida 296-300-293=889
8. Tulane 294-298-304=896
9. Memphis 315-307-293=915
T8. Greta Bruner 71-74-72=217
17. Nadia Majidizadeh 72-76-73=221
T18. Anneke Strobach 70-78-74=222
41. Olivia Jackson 79-75-78=232
T42. Nicole Marquardt 80-74-79=233
1. Ashley Holder, UCF 69-71-69=209 (-7)
2. Brigitte Dunne, SMU 68-73-69=210 (-6)
3. Leonie Harm, Houston 66-70-76=212 (-4)
T4. Maria Balcazar, UCF 71-70-72=213 (-3)
T4. Faith Summers, SMU 72-70-71=213 (-3)