Jayhawks Conclude Mountain View Invitational
March 24, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. – Thanuttra Boonraksasat shaved five strokes off her final round to climb 14 spots on the leader board. Despite Boonraksasat’s strong finish, the Kansas women’s golf team could not improve in the team standings as it finished 14th at the Mountain View Invitational Saturday.
“I am disappointed that we didn’t play better at this tournament,” said head coach Erin O’Neil. “It was a very scorable course and we didn’t make many birdies to offset our bad holes. Our ball striking was pretty good, but it was our short games that let us down overall. We will continue to focus on getting better around the greens in practice this week and hopefully we can turn things around to finish the season on a positive note.”
The Jayhawks fired a 302 in its final 18 holes to finish the tournament with a 915 (+51). Senior Katy Nugent paced Kansas for the second-straight weekend as she remained consistent on the course with a final round of 75. Nugent finished tied for 37th after carding a 224 (+8) on the weekend, five strokes out of the top 20.
Boonraksasat collected a 77 and 79 in her first two rounds on Friday but improved with a 74 in her final 18 as she jumped from 72nd to a tie for 58th place. Her 230 (+14) was second for the Jayhawks during the invitational. Gabby DiMarco also had her best round of the weekend on Saturday carding a 75 to finish the tournament with a 237 (+21). She finished tied for 79th behind Audry Yowell (T66-232) and Meghan Potee (T75-235).
Competeing as an individual, Michelle Woods had back-to-back rounds of 79 on the first day but improved to three over par with a 75 in her final round. She finished tied for 68th with a 54-hole total of 233 (+17).
Kansas will take a couple weeks off from competition before heading down to Melbourne, Fla., for the Knights and Pirates Invitational, April 9-10.