Thiry Helps Kansas Maintain Fifth Place Through Round Two of Duramed/Rio Verde

March 6, 2010

RIO VERDE, Ariz. – Junior Grace Thiry fired a 73 to help the Jayhawks maintain their fifth-place standing as round two of the Duramed/Rio Verde Collegiate wrapped up Saturday.

Michigan recorded the lowest team round in tournament history by carding a 287 to bring the leader’s two-day total to 587. Kansas rounded out the day with a 297 to make its total an even 600.

Thiry jumped from a tie for 17th to being tied for ninth, while yesterday’s leader, Meghna Bal chipped in a second round of 76 for a total of 150. Junior Jennifer Clark was the only Jayhawk to break par as she carded a one-under par 70 to bring her into a tie for 21st-place. Senior Emily Powers added a 79 to her make her total 153 after two rounds, while senior Meghan Gockel finished the day with a 157 after carding a 78.

Michigan’s Ashley Bauer chipped in another three-under par 68 to become the first golfer in the tournament’s history to gather two consecutive rounds 68.

Tournament play will conclude Sunday.

Duramed/Rio Verde Collegiate

Thru Two Rounds

Team Leaders

1.) Michigan – 291-287-587

2.) Arkansas-Little Rock – 295-298-593

3.) Minnesota – 296-301-597

4.) Eastern Michigan – 297-301-598

5.) Kansas – 303-297-600

Individual Leaders

1.) Ashley Bauer, Michigan – 68-68-136

2.) Megan Vaughn, Arkansas-Little Rock – 73-70-143

3.) Brittany Kelly, Ball State – 72-73-145

3.) Robyn Scott, Eastern Michigan – 70-75-145

3.) Min Yean Tan, Michigan – 74-71-145

Kansas Leaders

T9.) Grace Thiry – 75-73-148

T15.) Meghna Bal – 74-76-150

T21.) Jennifer Clark – 82-70-152

T28.) Emily Powers – 75-79-154

T49.) Meghan Gockel – 79-78-157