Tulsa to Host NCAA Women’s Golf Tourney

Chirapat Jao-Javanil: The OU golfer was the 2012 NCAA champion

The 2014 Division I Women’s Golf Championships will be held May 20-23 at the Tulsa Country Club. The event is hosted by the Tulsa Sports Commission and The University of Tulsa as well as the Tulsa Country Club.

This year will be second time that this event has been held at the Tulsa Country Club. Duke University captured the 1999 title at in the 1999 season.

The field of 24 teams will compete for the team championship, while 126 select individuals will also be competing for the individual title. The championship course plays to a par 70 and measures 6,194 yards.

Three regional tournaments take place May 8-10. Eight teams and two individuals from each region qualify for the Golf Championships.

Tickets On Sale Now
All-session tickets for the 2014 Division I Women’s Golf Championships are now available for purchase online at http://www.ncaa.com/tickets for the four-day event. All-Session tickets are $30. Single Day tickets ($10 for adults, $5 for children) can be purchased at the Tulsa Country Club on the event day.

Southern Cal Still Tops the Polls
Despite having its streak of eight straight tournament victories snapped earlier this season, defending national champion is still ranked as the nation’s top women’s golf team. No. 1 turned an eight-stroke deficit to start the round into a five-stroke lead nine holes in and then withstood late rallies by and Stanford to win its school-record-tying seventh event of the season while freshman Karen Chung pocketed her first career collegiate title to close out the Farms Invitational at the Farms C.C. in Rancho Sante Fe., Calif., last week (March 24-26).

Arkansas, Oklahoma, Among Top-15 Teams
Arkansas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, all within a two-hour drive of Tulsa, are ranked among the nation’s top-15 teams in the most recent Golfstat Team rankings. Arkansas is ranked fourth, Oklahoma is fifth and Oklahoma State comes in ranked 14th.

Two Freshmen Ranked One-Two in Golfstat Cup Standings
UCLA’s Alison Lee and Duke’s Yu Liu, both freshmen, are ranked one-two in the Golfstat Cup Standings. Lee has a 70.62 stroke average through 21 rounds this year, while Liu has a 71.4 average in 15 rounds. Lee, from Valencia, Calif., has won two tournaments and has had seven top-10 finishes and five performances among the top-5 this season, while playing 15 rounds under par. Liu, from Bejing, China, has placed in just five tournaments this year and has finished among the top-10 in all five events, including a win at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. Liu did not travel to Tulsa for the Dale McNamara Fall Preview in September.

Former TU Players Positioning Their Teams for NCAA’s
Arizona State Head Coach Melissa (McNamara) Luellen and Oklahoma State’s Courtney Jones have their teams eyeing a national title this year. Both Luellen and Jones are former University of Tulsa golfers and TU graduates.

Luellen, daughter of TU legendary coach Dale McNamara, played at Tulsa from 1984-88 and led Tulsa to the 1988 title while winning individual medalist honors. Luellen succeeded her mother, Dale, as the Tulsa head coach for two seasons. She is in her 12th season as the Sun Devils’ head coach, winning the 2009 Championship, two Pac-10 titles and three conference coach of the year awards. Her 2014 team is ranked sixth nationally in the Golfstat Team rankings.

Jones is in her first season as the Cowgirls coach, following two years as an assistant coach. Despite seeing her collegiate career hindered due to a back injury as a junior, Jones was a three-year letterwinner at TU and registered three career top-20 finishes. She also earned all- Academic honors twice and was named an All-American Scholar Athlete by the National Golf Coaches Association in 2003 and 2004. Her 2014 team is ranked 14th nationally in the Golfstat Team rankings.

Updated 05-05-2014

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