Freshmen Lead Kansas Women's Golf to Sixth Place Finish at Baylor Spring Invitational
April 12, 2011
WACO, Texas—Kansas women’s golf finished sixth at the Baylor Spring Invitational behind strong play from freshmen Meghan Potee and Thanuttra Boonraksasat in Waco, Texas, on Tuesday.
Potee was the top finisher for the Jayhawks for the first time this season tying for 15th after firing a final round 77 to finish the event with a 54-hole 228. Her 15th place finish is a career best.
Boonraksasat rebounded from a tough first day to finish five strokes back from Potee to tie for 29th. The freshman shot a tournament best 68 in the final round, the lowest by a freshman at KU and the second best round in KU history.
Senior Grace Thiry tied for 32nd with a 54-hole 234 including a 75 in the final round.
Junior Katy Nugent and Senior Meghna Bal both tied for 42nd after each shot a 236 for the tournament. Nugent carded a 77 in the final round while Bal finished with a 76.
Competing as an individual, senior Jennifer Clark tied for 35th with a 54-hole 235 including a season low 75 in the final round.
As a team the Jayhawks fired a 296 in the final round, the second lowest round for KU this season.
Kansas will begin post season play at the Big 12 Championship in Columbia, Mo., April 22-24.
Top Five Lowest 18-hole Totals in KU History
*bold indicates scores from this season
67 Emily Powers Ron Moore Intercollegiate Sept. 17, 2007
67 Amanda Costner Marilynn Smith Invitational Oct. 10, 2005
68. Thanuttra Boonraksasat Baylor Spring Invitational April 12, 2011
69. Meghan Potee Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Intercollegiate Oct. 12, 2010
69. Katy Nugent Marilynn Smith Invitational Sept. 27, 2010
1. Texas Tech 309-295-295—899
2. North Texas 310-310-289—909
t3. UTSA 309-306-302—917
t3. Missouri State 313-303-301—917
5. Oklahoma 308-310-301—919
6. Kansas 312-317-296—925
t7. Baylor 307-317-303—927
t7. Texas State 307-319-301—927
9. Augusta State 317-315-300—932
10. Nebraska 317-304-314—935
11. Missouri 316-317-309—942
t12. Arkansas-Little Rock 325-311-310—946
t12. SMU 327-316-303—946
14. Oral Roberts 326-315-309—950
15. Oklahoma City 323-325-310—958
16. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 328-321-315—964
17. McLennan CC 332-326-325—983
18. UAB 346-335-335—1016
1. Alex Gibson Texas Tech 78-70-71—219
t2. Kelsey Welber Missouri State 76-75-69—220
t2. Chelsey Cothran Baylor 73-74-73—220
t2. Jacey Chun North Texas 75-75-70—220
5. Gabriella Dominguez Texas Tech 74-77-72-223
t15. Meghan Potee Kansas 75-76-77—228
t15. Meghan Potee 75-76-77—228
t29. Thanuttra Boonraksasat 84-81-68—233
t32. Grace Thiry 78-81-75—234
t35. Jennifer Clark 84-76-75—235
t42. Katy Nugent 78-81-77—236
t42. Meghna Bal 81-79-76-236