Thiry in first after day one at the Qdoba Invitational

Feb. 17, 2008


Freshman Grace Thiry was one of two golfers to finish under par with a 71 to put her in a tie for first place individually after day one of the Qdoba Invitational, Sunday. Thiry fired a 35 on the back nine to vault her into a tie with <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Miami’s Jessica Steward and propel Kansas into fifth place. Kansas currently sits in a tie with the University of Kentucky after the first 18 holes, shooting a one-round score of 307 at the Don Shula Golf Course in Miami Lakes, Fla. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

East CarolinaUniversity holds the lead in team competition shooting a 296, while the University of Louisville and host, the University of Miami, each shot a 300 to tie for second place.

Sophomore Emily Powers was the only other Jayhawk to finish in the top 20, firing a three-over-par 73, good for 12th place. Senior Annie Giangrosso completed round one in a tie for 37th place after firing a 79 on the day.

Freshman Meghna Bal and sophomore Meghan Gockel each tied for 49th place with a first-round score of 82. Competing unattached, sophomore Camilla Svensson finished close behind, carding an 84 to tie for 57th place.

The Jayhawks will look to improve on their individual and team positions in the leaderboards as second-round action continues Monday.

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T 5 Kansas, U. of 307

T 1 Grace Thiry 36- 35 71

T 12 Emily Powers 39- 36 75

T 37 Annie Giangrosso 37- 42 79

T 49 Meghna Bal 41- 41 82

T 49 Meghan Gockel 40- 42 82


1 East Carolina Univ. 296

2 Louisville, Univ. of 300

Miami, U. of 300

4 San JoseState Univ 302

5 Kansas, U. of 307

Kentucky, U. of 307

South Florida 307

Virginia, Univ. of 307

9 New Mexico State U. 314

10 MississippiSt. U. 317

11 Coastal CarolinaU. 322

12 Southern Mississippi 326