The Norman Transcript

Sports

May 12, 2013

Sooners take 2nd in regional

NORMAN — The Oklahoma women did not win the NCAA Central Regional that closed after three days and 54 holes Saturday at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. Also, Emily Collins did not win medalist honors after leading following each of the first two rounds.

Still, the Sooners did all that was required and probably more. With second-place regional finishes, as a team and on the medalist board, they’ll still be one of the favorites when the NCAA tournament when it begins May 21 in Athens, Ga.

It was Duke, with an amazing final round of 12-under par that jumped in front of OU on the regional’s final day. The Blue Devils final round made for a 13-under par total of 851, six strokes in front of Oklahoma’s 857.

Also gaining direct entry into the NCAA tournament were Mississippi State (872), Florida (877), Arizona State (878), UC Davis (880), Wisconsin (883) and Michigan State (884).

OU coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell was fine with the proceedings.

“We played really well and I’m very proud of the girls,” she aid. “Were hitting the ball very well right now and we’re excited to go to Athens and see what happens. We just have to continue to take things round by round, shot by shot.”

Collins fired a final-round 74 to post a 54-hole total of 5-under par 211, five strokes back of Mississippi State’s Ally McDonald, who backed up a pair of 69s in her first two rounds with a Sunday 68. Joining Collins in second place behind McDonald was teammate Anne-Catherine Tanguay, who closed with her second straight 70.

Also for OU, Chirapat Jao-Javanil closed with a 71, Kaitlin Rohrback closed with a 74 and Taylor Schmidt closed with a 73.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • NASCAR Brickyard 400 Auto Racing Jeff Gordon wins at Indianapolis for record fifth time

    INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight ...

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Zac Selmon joins UNC as associate AD

    Zac Selmon, an associate director of athletic development with the Sooner Club since 2012, has been hired by North Carolina as an associate athletic director and special assistant to Tar Heel athletics director Bubba Cunningham....

    July 28, 2014

  • Italy’s Nibali cruises to Tour victory

    PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees....

    July 28, 2014

  • Scott says he will coach Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days....

    July 28, 2014

  • BoSox snap Rays’ streak

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Ortiz hit a three-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Sunday to end a five-game losing streak and stop the Rays’ longest winning streak in 10 years at nine games....

    July 28, 2014

  • The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline Hall of Fame class

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats....

    July 28, 2014

  • Telling The Boss, sorry

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Before he answered a question at the press conference following the Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony on Sunday, Joe Torre wanted to address someone he regrettably omitted from his speech....

    July 28, 2014

  • Wainwright bounces back to beat Cubs

    CHICAGO — When St. Louis Cardinals Mike Matheny visited the mound with two out and two on in the seventh inning on Sunday, he had no idea whether he was going to replace starter Adam Wainwright....

    July 28, 2014

  • A’s rout Rangers

    ARLINGTON, Texas — John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night....

    July 28, 2014

  • Clark rallies in Montreal

    MONTREAL — Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk....

    July 28, 2014

Facebook