April 5, 2009

DAY ONE OF OKLAHOMA TOURNAMENT IN BOOKS FOR ISLANDERS

NORMAN, Okla. – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's golf team finished the first day of the prestigious Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in 10 place after two rounds in blustery conditions.

In the opening round, the Islanders shot a 334 as team with the lowest round an 81 by Ashley Olynick and were ninth out of 15. Despite improving by seven strokes in the second round finishing with a 327 as a team, the Islanders finished the day in 10th with a combined 661. Ashley Watkins led the way with the team's best round of the day with a 78 and is the top individual for A&M-Corpus Christi finishing the first day in a tie for 22nd.

The host Sooners ended the opening day in first with rounds of 315 and 314 to finish four shots ahead of Oral Roberts with a 629. Individually, Oklahoma's Ellen Mueller and Sara Wikstrom finished 36 holes tied for first with combined scores of 151.

"It was a very tough day to play golf," said Islander head coach Carol Blackmar. "The wind was gusting to 40 miles per hour and it didn't get above 50. It reminded me of a day at the British Open. It was harsh conditions but it was the same for all of the teams."

The Islanders final tournament before the Southland Conference Tournament concludes with 18 holes on Monday.

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