Costner in First after Day One of Big 12 Championship

April 16, 2007

WACO, Texas –

Big 12 Championship Day One Results
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Senior Amanda Costner was the only golfer to finish under par with a 71 to put her in first place individually after day one of the Big 12 Championship Monday. <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas sits in a tie for seventh place with Nebraska after the first 18 holes, shooting a one-round score of 312 at the Ridgewood Country Club (par 72, 6,142 yards).

“I am very proud of Amanda (Costner),” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “She played a very solid round. Although it was windy, Amanda held in there and finished with a birdie. Overall, the team played well and is in a good spot going into the next two days. We left a few shots out there, but hopefully we will get those back tomorrow and continue to improve.”

Texas A&M holds the lead in the team competition shooting 300, while Oklahoma State, Baylor and Colorado each shot 308 to tie for second.

Costner, who finished in seventh at the 2004 Big 12 Championship, had seven birdies and five holes at par. Since the Big 12 Championship was first held in 1997, Costner is the only Jayhawk golfer to rank in the top 10 in the final scoring with her ’04 finish of seventh.

Freshman Camilla Svensson shot 79 in the first round to place her in a tie for 30th place. Junior Annie Giangrosso and freshmen Meghan Gockel and Emily Powers each shot 81 to tie for 44th place.

The second round of the Big 12 Championship will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, while the final 18 holes is scheduled for Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

For results after the completion of round two, please visit www.kuathletics.com.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

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