Kansas Women's Golf to Begin Spring Season at Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic

Feb. 19, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s golf will kickoff its spring campaign when it travels to Charleston, S.C., to compete in the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic February 21-23.

The event, hosted by College of Charleston, will be played on two courses: Cougar Point (Par 72, 6,001 yards) and Oak Point (Par 72, 5,907 yards). The 34-team field makes the event one of the largest in the country and features competition from schools such as Akron, Drake, Wichita State and Missouri State. Play will begin at 9:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. CT) on Sunday and Monday and conclude with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. (7:45 a.m. CT) on Tuesday.

“We are looking forward to going down to Charleston and to finally get back into action again,” said Kansas head coach Erin O’Neil. “The team has been taking advantage of our new hitting facility and hopefully we can get off to a good start for the spring season.”

The Jayhawk lineup will consist of Emily Powers, Grace Thiry, Jennifer Clark, Meghna Bal and Meghan Gockel.

Powers led the team in scoring average during the fall campaign with a 74.67. Thiry and Bal followed with 76.80 and 77.67 respectively. Clark averaged a 78.48, while Gockel rounded out the top-five with a 78.86.

Kansas finished in the top-10 in all five of its events in the fall, a feat not accomplished since the 1996 fall season.