Merkle Named All-American, Qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur


Friday, July 13th 2012, 9:30 pm
By: News On 6


University of Tulsa golfer Kristina Merkle was named an honorable mention All-American by Golf Week magazine for the 2011-12 season. Merkle also qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur, which will be played Aug. 6-12 at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio.

Merkle was named the 2012 Conference USA Golfer of the Year as a junior, also earning first-team all-conference honors for the third-consecutive year. She was named the C-USA Golfer of the Week three times this past season and placed among the top-6 in eight of 10 tournaments for Tulsa.

She finished the season with a 73.0 stroke average in 30 rounds of golf in 2011-12 and turned in a season-best second place finish at the Golf Week Conference Challenge and placed third at the Dale McNamara Invitational.

Merkle placed fifth at the C-USA Championship to earn all-tournament team accolades in 2012.

Merkle has played in all 30 tournaments since coming to Tulsa and has placed among the top-10 in 20 career events.