Victoria, Texas –– University of Tulsa junior Kamryn Ruffin, from Pryor, Okla., tied for individual medalist honors at the Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate on Monday, as the Hurricane team opened the season with a third-place performance. Tulsa finished the 54-hole event with a score of 923 at the par-72 Victoria Country Club course.
Ruffin held on for a nine-over par 225 total in three rounds, while junior teammate Marita Engzelius finished in third place at 227 with her best round of the tournament. Ruffin finished with a round of 75 on Monday, while Engzelius’ final 18-hole total was two-over par 74.
Ruffin tied with Texas State’s Krista Puisite for individual honors. Puisite used a two-over par 74 today to pull even with Ruffin.
As a team, the Hurricane shot the best round of the day in the 17-team field with a final round 300. Host Texas State claimed the team title with a 912 total, followed by Kansas with a 920 total. Tulsa and North Texas tied for third place with 923 totals, far out-distancing fifth-place Sam Houston’s 939 score.
Freshman Charlotte Brooks turned in her best round of the day with a 74 to finish in 18th place with a 232 total. A pair of Hurricane juniors, Kristina Merkle and Sarah Elliot, placed 38th and 47th, respectively. Merkle had a final 18-hole total of 76 for a 240 total, while Elliot scored a 79 for a 244 total.
Tulsa is back in action next at the Spring Invitational, March 7-8, at the Boulder Creek Country Club in Boulder Creek, Nevada.
1. Texas State 312-296-304=912
2. Kansas 301-311-308=920
T3. Tulsa 312-311-300=923
T3. North Texas 309-310-304=923
5. Sam Houston State 319-314-306=939
T6. Eastern Michigan 317-308-319=944
T6. Ball State 320-308-316=944
8. Lamar 317-312-316=945
T10. Missouri State 325-320-314=959
T10. Houston Baptist 333-319-307=959
12. Toledo 322-322-316=960
13. Louisiana-Monroe 322-331-324=977
14. McNeese State 332-337-325=994
15. Texas-Pan American 330-343-326=999
16. Stephen F. Austin 348-342-347=1037
17. Houston-Victoria 393-385-397=1175
T1. Kamryn Ruffin 71-79-75=225
T3. Marita Engzelius 76-76-74=226
T18. Charlotte Brooks 83-75-74=232
T38. Kristina Merkle 83-81-76=240
T47. Sarah Elliot 82-83-79=244
Played as an Individual
T72. Nanna Nielsen 94-83-78=255
T1. Kamryn Ruffin, Tulsa 71-79-75=225
T1 Krista Puisite, Texas State 80-71-74=225
T3. Marita Engzelius, Tulsa 76-76-75=227
T3. Meghna Bal, Kansas 75-75-77=227
T3. Brittany Kelly, Ball State 77-74-76=227
T3. Rachael Pruett, Ball State 78-74-75=227