Kansas Women's Golf In Ninth After First Round
Feb. 21, 2010
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Grace Thiry fired a 74 in the opening round of the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Women’s Golf Classic to help Kansas to a ninth-place standing in the 19-team tournament.
The Jayhawks shot a 303 and are tied with Middle Tennessee State, Oregon State and Minnesota, 19 shots off the pace set by Augusta State. ASU was the only team to break par with a four-under 284 and leads East Carolina by six shots.
All five Jayhawks broke 80 on the day, paced by Thiry’s two-over par 74, which was good enough for a tie for 25th. Emily Powers and Meghan Gockel each registered rounds of 76, Meghna Ball chipped in a 77 and Jennifer Clark shot 79. Powers and Gockel are tied for 42nd overall, with Bal tied for 58th and Clark tied for 58th.
Sarah Mooney of Augusta State leads after the first round after posting a four-under par 68.
The teams will play 18 holes Monday with the final round scheduled for Tuesday.
Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Women’s Golf Classic
(Through One Round)
1. Augusta State 284
2. East Carolina 290
3. Western Carolina 293
T4. Miami 296
T4. East Tennessee State 296
T9. Kansas 303
1. Sarah Mooney, Augusta State 68
2. Josefine Sundh, Western Carolina 69
3. Natalie Wille, Augusta State 70
T25. Grace Thiry 74
T42. Emily Powers 76
T42. Meghan Gockel 76
T58. Meghna Bal 77
T80. Jennifer Clark 79