Nexus Women’s Collegiate Classic: Tulsa comes roaring back to secure the win
14 Feb 2024
by Amit Pandey of

see also: View results for Nexus Women's Collegiate Classic, Albany Golf Club, Ellie Roth Rankings

Tulsa Women's Team (Tulsa Athletics Photo)
Tulsa Women's Team (Tulsa Athletics Photo)

The Tulsa women’s golf team secured an unexpected victory, shooting 15-over 879 and overcoming an eight-shot deficit heading into the final round to claim their second title of the season at the Nexus Collegiate Team Championship. Their rounds of 298-289-292 secured a three-shot win at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas.

Kentucky and Iowa State finished T2 at 18-over 882. Kentucky posted rounds of 285-294-303 and Iowa State 292-290-300.

In the final round, Tulsa, who entered the final round in solo fourth place and trailing team leader Kentucky by eight strokes, turned the tide by posting a 4-over 292, outperforming Kentucky by 11 strokes and Iowa State by eight on the last day. This remarkable performance allowed Tulsa to overcome an eight-shot deficit to secure their second title of the season.

In the individual competition, North Texas senior Ellie Roth secured her inaugural individual title with a single-shot victory, posting rounds of 72-71-71 to conclude the event at 2-under 214.

Mississippi State freshman Avery Weed, Michigan senior Monet Chun, Laney Frye of Kentucky, and Illinois senior Isabel Sy all finished T2 at 1-under 213.

Weed carded rounds of 74-70-71, Chun posted scores of 74-69-72, Frye recorded 68-74-73, and Sy finished with rounds of 70-69-76 for the shared runner-up position.

Roth is currently ranked 262nd on the Golfweek/ Women's Rankings.

Tulsa had three individuals finish among the top eleven, with sophomore Jenny Roller leading the way. She carded rounds of 73-72-72, securing a T6 finish at 1-over 217. Following up closely were redshirt freshman Allyn Stephens, securing a T9 position at 3-over, and sophomore Grace Kilcrease at T-11 with a score of 5-over.

Tulsa dominated the statistics on par-3s with an average of 3.12. Additionally, sophomore Jenny Roller claimed the top spot for the most birdies in the tournament, recording 15.

Results: Nexus Women's Collegiate Classic
1TXEllie RothPlano, TX40072-71-71=214
T2MSAvery WeedOcean Springs, MS30074-70-71=215
T2CanadaMonet ChunCanada30074-69-72=215
T2KYLaney FryeLexington, KY30068-74-73=215
T2CAIsabel SySan Gabriel, CA30070-69-76=215

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54 hole women's collegiate golf tournament hosted by Auburn University. Team (best four scores out of five players each round) and individual competitions.

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