Kansas Women's Golf Improves to 15th at the UCF Challenge
Feb. 13, 2012
Orlando, Fla. – Kansas women’s golf moved up one spot to 15th place after an improved performance by sophomores Thanuttra Boonraksasat and Meghan Potee in the second round at the UCF Challenge in Orlando, Fla., on Monday.
“I hit and putt the ball a lot better than yesterday,” Boonraksasat said. “I learned from my mistakes in yesterday’s round and didn’t make them today. The weather was a lot nicer today and tomorrow is supposed to be even nicer so I’m excited to get back out.”
As a team, the Jayhawks improved by four strokes moving from 306 to 302. Boonraksasat improved three strokes from a first round 76 to a 73 in round two; moving from a tie for 80 to a tied for 43rd. Potee improved two strokes from her first round score of 78, coming in with a 76 and currently sits in a tie for 72nd.
“We were in a great position after our first nine-holes to really make a move up the leaderboard today,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “Unfortunately we gave some shots back on the second nine. We have to find a way to put all the pieces together at the same time on a consistent basis.”
Senior Katy Nugent dropped a stroke on Monday carding a 75 and moved down to a tie for 43rd while freshman Michelle Woods finished in a tie for 84th with a 78. Junior Audrey Yowell improved four strokes and finished the day with an 81 and in a tie for 96th. Playing as an individual, freshman Gabrielle DiMarco carded a 75, dropping five strokes from Sunday’s round and is in a tie for 76th.
Kansas will need to keep improving on Tuesday in order to move up the leader board. The Jayhawks will wrap up play at the UCF Challenge with the final round on Tuesday.
“While we didn’t move up much after today’s round,” coach O’Neil said. “I really do believe we are close to breaking through and shooting the numbers we are capable of shooting.”
Live stats are available on www.golfstat.com.
T1. Auburn 285-284–569
T1. Baylor 284-285–569
3. Tulane 287-289–576
4. UCF 295-282–577
5. Augusta State 286-293–579
15. Kansas 306-302–608
1. Hayley Davis, Baylor 68-71–139
2. Victoria Trapani, Auburn 68-72–140
T3. Diana Fernandez, Auburn 75-67–142
T3. Maribel Lopez Purras, Tulane 69-73–142
T3. Leticia Ras-Anderica, Miami 72-70–142
T43. Katy Nugent 74-75–149
T43. T. Boonraksasat 76-73–149
T72. Meghan Potee 78-76–154
T76. Gabriella DiMarco 80-75–155 (Ind.)
T84. Michelle Woods 78-78-156
T96. Audrey Yowell 85-81–166