Sept. 18, 2012
TULSA, Okla. (SMU) - The SMU Mustangs women's golf team finished its final round on Tuesday afternoon at the Dale McNamara Invitational in Tulsa, Okla., with a score of 889 (300-294-295), good for sixth-place overall.
Jennifer Park led SMU as the Mustangs' lone member inside the top-10. Park finished at 2-over (73-71-74=218) for the event.
"(Park) played great all week," Head Coach Jeanne Sutherland said. "She took what she learned in Nebraska and applied it here."
Sutherland mentioned Nebraska, the location of SMU's win in its season-opening event, the Chip-N Club Invite. Sutherland believes her team is still making progress and getting better every time they tee off.
"We get better every round," Sutherland said. "We could have made more putts, but we're headed in the right direction."
Jenny Haglund finished tied for 14th at 4-over for the tournament. Sutherland said Haglund played very well and is consistently solid. Melanie White also earned a top-25 result, finishing at 7-over.
Sutherland seemed pleased with her team's effort and attitude, but aspires to have the Mustangs atop more leaderboards soon.
"Our goal is to be in the mix to win," Sutherland said. "We need to see how we can get two shots better per player, per round."
Arizona State took the team title by three shots over Florida. Florida's Isabelle Lendl won the individual title, posting a 6-under (71-67-72=210) final score.
SMU has some time to rest before its next tournament, the Johnny Imes Invitational in Columbia, Mo., on Monday, Oct. 1.
T10 - Jennifer Park 73-71-74=218 (+2)
T14 - Jenny Haglund 74-73-73=220 (+4)
T24 - Melanie White 75-75-73=223 (+7)
T41 - Alexandra Rossi 78-75-77=230 (+14)
T55 - Maria Elena Villamil 79-80-75=234 (+18)