Kansas Golf Notches Fifth Place Finish at Big 12 Championship
LUBBOCK, Texas – Kansas women’s golf claimed a program-best fifth place finish Sunday at the Big 12 Championship with a three-round total 945. Meghan Gockel led the way for KU, notching a seventh-place finish in the individual standings after posting a three-round total 230.
“This was the best we have ever finished in the Big 12 (Championship), so that was exciting,” said head coach Erin O’Neil. “Meghan had a great tournament, so that really helped us out.”
Facing winds upwards of 40 miles per hour, the Jayhawks shot a team tournament-high 323 on Sunday, but managed to hang on for the fifth place finish. The windy conditions caused eight out of twelve teams to shoot a tournament high in the final round.
“It was ridiculously windy today,” said O’Neil. “There were difficult conditions but we did a good job of hanging in there.”
Gockel, a junior from Dallas, had the Jayhawk’s low score in each of the three rounds (75-76-79–230, t6th). It was her second top-ten finish of the season.
Sophomore Sydney Wilson tied for 28th place after shooting a three-round total 238. Rounding out the lineup for KU were junior Emily Powers (82-77-81–240, t34) and sophomores Grace Thiry (82-79-81–242, t41) and Meghna Bal (77-79-86–242, t41).
Kansas will now wait to find out its postseason schedule, which will be released early this week. Check back to kuathletics.com for complete coverage of Kansas women’s golf.
1. Oklahoma State 295-302-312–909
2. Texas A&M 304-299-319–922
3. Oklahoma 315-306-317–938
4. Kansas State 311-311-322–944
5. Kansas 312-310-323–945
6. Texas 321-308-317–946
7. Baylor 322-313-315–950
T8. Colorado 317-305-330–952
T8. Iowa State 325-315-312–952
10. Nebraska 315-314-324–953
T11. Texas Tech 326-312-319–957
T11. Missouri 317-311-329–957
T1. Kendall Dye, OU 76-73-76–225
T1. Ashley Freeman, TA&M 72-73-80–225
T3. Caroline Hedwall, OSU 70-75-81–226
T3. Pernilla Lindberg, OSU 73-75-78–226
5. Amanda Johnson, OSU 73-75-80–228
T6. Meghan Gockel, KU 75-76-79–230
T28. Sydney Wilson, KU 78-78-82–238
T34. Emily Powers, KU 82-77-81–240
T41. Grace Thiry, KU 82-79-81–242
T41. Meghna Bal, KU 77-79-86–242