The women’s golf team began their season this weekend with their first appearance at the 3rd Annual Schooner Fall Classic hosted by the Toby Keith Foundation at the Belmar Country Club.
Twelve schools are represented at the classic including Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Florida State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Kansas State, University of Texas San Antonio, Troy, Kansas and Texas A&M.
The Toby Keith Foundation is a charity organization devoted to encouraging the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients, and works with OK Kids Korral to make this possible. OK Kids Korral offers a cost-free and convenient home to pediatric cancer patients in Oklahoma City.
Golf is not the only event that happens at the Schooner Fall Classic. Other opportunities for the golfers include a chance to meet and interact with some of the children and families that the Toby Keith Foundation helps through their outreach.
Other events include a special College-Amateur tournament played on Friday afternoon and a runway show put on by Toby Keith’s wife and tournament host Tricia Covel and her signature Swingdish women’s golf apparel line. All of the proceedings from these events and from tournament sponsors will go towards helping the OK Kids Korral.
Tulsa brought a young team to this tournament with three freshmen, one junior and one senior making up the roster.
Mackenzie Medders, Brydie Hodge and Johanna Samuelsson are all playing in their first collegiate tournament, while junior Nadia Majidizadeh and senior Alex Haun return to continue their college careers.
Haun won the 2015 Arizona Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship in Phoenix this past August, going 74–73–72 in three rounds to take the title.
Last season the Golden Hurricane competed in eight tournaments across the country, and finished ninth in the American Athletic Conference.
Tulsa finished the opening round with a score of 311, with top scorer Majidizadeh who led the Golden Hurricane with a four-over par 75 which put her in 31st place after one round. Medders led the freshman with a score of 78, while Hodge, Samuelsson and Haun finished the first round with a score of 79.
Oklahoma State led the 12-team field after the first round, shooting an eight-under par 276, while Kanas’ Yupaporn Kawinkapom led all individuals with an eight-under par 63.
The second round was delayed on Sunday due to storms in the Norman area, and was not finished before we went to printing.
The final round of The Schooner Fall Classic will be played on Monday. Results will be posted the Tulsa’s athletic website when the tournament is completed.
Up next for the Golden Hurricane women’s golf team is the Ron Moore Women’s Intercollegiate in Denver on Oct. 9–11.