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October 6, 2013

Sooners struggle through tough conditions at Belmar

NORMAN — Oklahoma’s fourth-ranked women’s golf team will have a chance to prove just how tough and resilient it really is over the next two days at Belmar Golf Club.

The Sooners, hosting the inaugural Schooner Fall Classic, struggled their way to a 28-over par 308 in Saturday’s first-round of the three-day 54-hole event.

On a wet course, in the cold and wind one day after summer gave way to fall in the state, OU did not handle the transition well.

Senior All-Americans Anne-Catherine Tanguay and Chirapat Jao-Javenil both struggled to opening round 8-over par 78s. If not for freshman Alexandra Kaui’s 75, OU would have finished even further back.

Not that she was happy about it.

“They were definitely difficult conditions,” Kaui said. “You had to hit good shots because the wind would exaggerate everything. For me, though, it was really just putting. I kept on three-putting, so that was really the source of all my strokes.”

Also for the Sooners, Kaitlyn Rohrback added a 77 and Emily Collins struggled mightily to an 82.

“Hopefully, this will be a little bit of a reality check,” OU coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said. “There are some areas we need to work on. Hopefully, tomorrow we come out and we’re ready to play better.”

Oklahoma State and Arizona State lead the field after opening round 293s. 

A tremendous field, Florida State is one stroke back, LSU is two strokes back and Kent State is five strokes back.

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