Jayhawks Slip One Spot to Finish Ninth at Sir Pizza Cards Challenge
Feb. 28, 2012
WESTON, Fla. – Thanuttra Boonraksasat carded a final round 72 at Weston Hills Country Club Tuesday to finish the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge with a three-round score of four-over par, which gave her the best individual finish of any Kansas women’s golfer with an eighth place showing at Louisville’s tournament. As a team, Kansas fell one spot on the final day to end the tournament in a tie for ninth place (with Big 12 foe Missouri) with a team score of 919.
Senior Katy Nugent finished just seven strokes behind Boonraksasat, carding a five-over par 77, making her three-day total 227 which put her in a tie for 23rd. Junior Audrey Yowell ended the day with a 78 to bring her total to 236 and tied for 50th while sophomore Meghan Potee added a 79 to her final for a 237, which tied her for 54th.
Freshman Nadia Luttner closed out the tournament with a 78 Tuesday as she tied for 66th. Competing as an individual, Gabriella DiMarco shaved four strokes from her second round score to conclude the day with a 79 and placing 75th overall.
North Carolina State increased their lead in the final round and claimed the tournament title with a final score of 858. Texas State was the next closest team with a three-day total of 880, finishing 22 strokes behind North Carolina State.
Brittany Marchand and Augusta James of North Carolina State battled it out for the top individual honor, both shooting six-under par 210 for the tournament. Marchand won in a playoff to take the title.
Kansas next travels to Rio Verde, Ariz., to compete in the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational March 9-11.