NORMAN – Oklahoma women's golf finished in fifth place at the 2018 Big 12 Women's Golf Championship, shooting a 299 (+11) during Sunday's final round in Dallas, Texas. The Sooners totaled a 54-hole score of 892 (+28) at the par-72, 6,215-yard Dallas Athletic Club.
The result was just the second time in the last six tournaments of the season that the Sooners did not finish in first or second place. Texas won the conference title with a three-round score of 880 (+16).
"We are as talented as any team out there but we have to learn to score the golf ball," said OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. "We simply gave away too many shots away which hurt us. Hannah and Val had a great week. They've been working hard the last few weeks and it's great to see it pay off for them."
Seniors Valerie Tanguay and Hannah Wood were both named to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team after placing in the top 10 of the individual standings.
Wood captured fourth place by firing a 71 (-1) in the final round to finish the tournament with a 3-over 219, good for her third top-five finish of the season. Tanguay tied for eighth with a 54-hole score of 222 (+6).
Junior Julienne Soo took 22nd place with a 228 (+12) and redshirt freshman Sydney Youngblood claimed 2th with a 229 (+13). Freshman Kaitlin Milligan secured 32nd at 232 (+16).
The Sooners aim to be one of 72 teams selected to compete in an NCAA Regional. The regional fields will be announced by the NCAA on Wednesday, April 25. Regionals will be hosted in Austin, Texas, Madison, Wis., San Francisco, Calif., and Tallahassee, Fla.