University of Oklahoma Athletics

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team travels to Illinois to compete in the Illini Women’s Invitational at Medinah Country Club Oct. 10-11.

The two-day, 54-hole event features Alabama, Auburn, ETSU, Georgia, Illinois (host), Kentucky, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Purdue, San Jose State, Tennessee, TCU and Texas Tech.

The tournament starts Monday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 a.m. (CT). The Sooners are slated to play 36-holes on Monday and the final 18 holes on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

The Sooners last competed and hosted the Schooner Fall Classic. Oklahoma finished sixth and had a pair of Sooners finish in the top 15.

Mikhaela Fortuna tied for 10th and finished 3-under 207. She was joined under par by freshman Raychel Nelke, who tallied a 1-under 209 and tied for 15th.

Fortuna, Nelke, Savannah Barber, Maria Fernanda Martinez and Kaylee Vesely are in the OU lineup for the Illini Women’s Invitational.


Mikhaela Fortuna, Sr., Manila, Philippines:  Opened the season in the lineup at the Carmel Cup and tied for 29th … Led the Sooners at the Schooner Fall Classic and tied for 10th … Fired a season-low 4-under 66 to open the Schooner … Competed in 11 events (10 stroke play events) for the Sooners in 2021-22 … Second on the team with a 73.54 scoring average and average to par (1.82) … Opened the 2021-22 season with a 9-under 207 at the Sam Golden Invitational and tied for seventh … Matched her career-best 54-hole score with a 207 (-9) at the Jim West Challenge and earned her career-best finish (T4th) … Finished Red Raider Match Play 2-1 … One of two Sooners to finish in the top 20 (T19th) at the Big 12 Championship … Tied for 42nd at the Albuquerque Regional (9-over, 225) … Appeared in the OU lineup in 30 career events … 13 career rounds in the 60s and holds a 73.19 stroke average.
Raychel Nelke, Fr., Pocola, Okla.: Opened her Sooner career in the Oklahoma lineup at the Carmel Cup …Tied for 15th at the Schooner Fall Classic, recording a career-low 4-under 66 in the opening round … Attended Pocola High School … Tallied four top-10 finishes on the AJGA circuit … Finished sixth at the Accenture NW Arkansas Junior … Third-place finish at the Westrock Coffee Junior Championship … Winner of the 2020 Southern Hills Oklahoma Junior Masters, girls division.

Savannah Barber, Fr., Fort Worth, Texas: Opened her Sooner career in the Oklahoma lineup at the Carmel Cup … Tied for 32nd at the Schooner Fall Classic, firing a 2-over 212 … Ranked No. 79 by the American Junior Golf Association … Tallied five top 10 finishes in AJGA play … Runner-up finish at the 2021 AJGA Shreveport Junior Tournament … Teamed up to win the 6th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship … Tied for 33rd at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

Maria Fernanda Martinez, R-Sr., Veracruz, Mexico: Opened the season in the lineup at the Carmel Cup … Tied for 57th at the Schooner Fall Classic (7-over, 217) … Competed in 11 events (10 stroke play events) during 2021-22 … Posted a 73.81 scoring average … Tied for sixth at the Olde Stone Intercollegiate and earned her first collegiate top-10 finish (7-over, 223) … Earned T20th finish at The Bruzzy and finished the tournament with a 2-over 218 … Two rounds in the 60s … Named to the All-Big 12 Academic Second Team … Fired a career low 66 in the final round of the Mountain View Collegiate … Tied for 32nd at the Big 12 Championship (17-over, 230) … Competed at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional and tied for 54th (14-over, 230) … Made the OU lineup 22 times … Career 74.34 stroke average.

Kaylee Vesely, Jr., Austin, Texas: Competed as an individual at the 2022 Schooner Fall Classic … Tied for 27th (71-72-67) and finished with a 3-under 67 to conclude the tournament … Competed as an individual four times during the 2021-22 slate … Made lone appearance in the OU lineup at the Clover Cup  (T81) last season.


Illinois (host)
East Tennessee State
Oklahoma State
Oregon State
San Jose State
Texas Tech


All three rounds will be played at Medinah Country Club, Course No. 2 (Par 72, 6,156 yards).


Fifty-four holes will be played over two days with 36 holes on Monday, Oct. 10 and the final 18 holes on Tuesday, Oct. 11.  The field will tee off at 8:30 a.m. (CT) on Monday and 9 a.m. on Tuesday.


Live scoring and final results will be posted on A full recap will be posted on following the completion of rounds each day.

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