Kansas Women's Golf Tees Off Spring Season in Florida

Feb. 8, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s golf kicks off the spring season at the UCF Challenge in Orlando, Florida at the Redtail Golf Club Feb. 12-14. The event, hosted by Central Florida, was rated amongst the top 15 spring tournaments by Golf Digest in 2011 and will consist of a 16-team field.

“We are excited to start the spring season this week,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “UCF’s tournament has a solid field and the course will be a good test for us. This is our first time playing in this event so it will be imperative that we learn as much as possible in the practice round so that we are prepared during the tournament.”

Sophomore Thanuttra Boonraksasat leads the Jayhawks into the UCF Challenge with 76.4 strokes per round this season. Joining her in the KU line-up is senior Katy Nugent (78.5 strokes per round), sophomore Meghan Potee (76.7), junior Audrey Yowell (78.8) and freshman Michelle Woods (80.6). Freshman Gabby DiMarco (79.3) will compete as an individual.

Kansas will be facing UCF, No. 13 Auburn, Baylor, Coastal Carolina, Georgia State, Kennesaw State, Kentucky, Memphis, Miami, Mississippi State, South Carolina, No. 19 Texas, Texas-San Antonio, No. 21 Tulane and USF.

The Jayhawks will next compete at the Sir Pizza CARDS Challenge in Weston, Fla., Feb. 27-28.

Kansas Line-up

1. Katy Nugent

2. Meghan Potee

3. Fhong Boonraksasat

4. Audrey Yowell

5. Michelle Woods

Gabby DiMarco (Ind.)