Jayhawks to compete at Fresno State Invitational

Feb. 23, 2008


Kansas heads west to compete in the Kitahara Fresno State Invitational in Fresno, Calif., Feb. 25-26. The two-day tournament will be held at the Copper River Country Club, a par 72 course drawn out on 6,072 yards.

The Bulldogs, and two-time defending host champions (2005, 2007) of Fresno State welcome a strong field of 16 teams, including Boise State, Colorado State, Hawaii, Long Beach State, USF, Nevada, New Mexico State, Fresno State, Sac State, San Diego State, Santa Clara, Tulsa, UC Davis, UC Irvine and Portland State.

Returning to the lineup from the Jayhawk’s last tournament are Kansas senior Annie Giangrosso, sophomore Emily Powers, and freshmen Meghna Bal, and Grace Thiry. Freshman Sydney Wilson will also be competing unattached. Although Powers currently leads the team with a 74.71 scoring average, it was Thiry who led Kansas to a sixth-place finish at its spring opener in Miami Lakes, Fla., Feb 17-19. Thiry’s individual seventh-place finish improved her scoring average to 76.82, the second-highest on the team.

“The team got off to a good start in Miami and hopefully we can continue to build on our efforts in Fresno,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “It was definitely a well rounded effort by all. I am particularly proud of Grace Thiry who really stepped up for us and posted solid scores right out of the gates.”

Giangrosso and Bal each own a 77.06 average, while Wilson is at 79.75 after competing in three events in the fall.

Kansas enters the tournament following a top-10 finish at the Qdoba Invitational in Miami Lakes, Fla., where the Jayhawks combined for a final team score of 921.

For complete results at the end of each day, please visit www.kuathletics.com.