Kansas Women's Golf Tied for Second After Day One of Northern Migration Invitational

March 15, 2010

FLORENCE, Ariz. – Junior Grace Thiry fired a one-under par 71 to lead the Jayhawks to a tie for second place after day one of the Northern Migration Invitational on Monday. The team has a total of 299 to sit tied with the University of Idaho.

The University of Texas – San Antonio set the pace for the event and holds the lead by just one stroke, as the team shot a 298 in round one. Close behind Kansas are Minnesota and East Tennessee State, who each hold a 300 and are tied for fourth.

Thiry’s 71 ties her career low for one round and places her tied for third. Senior Emily Powers chipped in a 74 and is currently tied for 11th. Junior Meghna Bal contributed a 76 to end the day tied for 30th. Junior Jennifer Clark added a round of 78 and is tied for 46th. Senior Meghan Gockel is tied for 66th after carding an 80.

Kayla Mortellaro of Idaho leads the tournament after day one with a four-under par 68.

Play will continue Tuesday with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start. The event is being played on the Poston Butte golf course (par 72, 6,227 yards) and consists of 19 teams. Among these teams are four Big 12 teams, including in-state rivals Kansas State.

Northern Migration Invite Results

(Thru Round 1)

Team Results

1.) Texas-San Antonio – 298

2.) Idaho – 299

2.) Kansas – 299

4.) Minnesota – 300

4.) East Tennessee State – 300

Individual Results

1.) Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho – 68

2.) Victoria Stefansen, Iowa State – 70

3.) Grace Thiry – 71

3.) Hayley Young, Boise State – 71

5.) Cristina Marin, Florida International – 72

5.) Paula Hurtado, Florida International – 72

Kansas Individuals

T3.) Grace Thiry – 71

T11.) Emily Powers – 74

T30.) Meghna Bal – 76

T46.) Jennifer Clark – 78

T66.) Meghan Gockel – 80