Jayhawks Sit in 15th Place After Day One at Knights and Pirates Invitational
April 9, 2012
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Kansas’ women’s golf finished the first two rounds of the Knights and Pirates Invitational in 15th place with a 36-hole total of 633 at the Suntree Country Club in Melbourne, Fla., Monday.
Sophomore Thanuttra Boonraksasat led the way for the Jayhawks with rounds of 77 and 79, respectively, to finish tied for 52nd place among individuals. Boonraksasat was not too pleased with her play Monday and knows she needs to lower her scores in the final round Tuesday to climb the leaderboard.
“I played okay today,” Boonraksasat said. “It could have been a lot better if I hit more greens in regulation. I needed a few more birdies today but hopefully I can get some tomorrow and make more putts, which will help me lower my score. Overall, I enjoyed playing today as always.”
Junior Audrey Yowell shot consistent rounds of 79, putting her in a tie for 64th following day one in Florida. Freshman Michelle Woods struggled in the first round, carding an 84 but shaved seven strokes off of her score in the second round, finishing the day with a 77 and a two-round total of 161.
Senior Katy Nugent posted a five-over par 77 in the first round and an 86 in the second round to finish the day in a tie for 73rd while sophomore Meghan Potee finished the day with a two-day total of 167, placing her in a tie for 79th following the first two rounds. Gabriella DiMarco, playing as an individual, concluded day one at Suntree Country Club with a 36-hole total of 162 to finish tied for 71st.
Texas Tech leads the tournament following the first two rounds Monday with a two-day score of 581. Second place – and co-host of the tournament – UCF is just four strokes behind with a 586, while Wisconsin stands in third place with a 591. Texas Tech’s Deborah DeVillia leads all individuals with a first day total of 139.
The third and final round continues Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Live stats will be available of golfstat.com.