KU's Gockel Advances To Quarterfinals Of WSGA

June 3, 2009

ALBANY, Ga. – Meghan Gockel, a senior to be on the Kansas women’s golf team, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur Championship with an extra-hole victory on Wednesday.

Gockel defeated 2004 USGA Senior Champion Carolyn Creekmore in 22 holes to advance to the round of eight. Gockel trailed in the match before tying Creekmore by winning the 17th hole. The two players tied each of the next four holes before Gockel earned the victory.

Gockel, who earned the first seed in the tournament by shooting a four-under par 68 in the qualifying round, will play Alexis Thompson, the current USGA Junior Girls Champion on Thursday. Thompson defeated Auburn Assistant Golf Coach Courtney Trimble 7 & 5 on Wednesday.

The tournament is taking place at the Stonebridge Golf and Country Club, which measures 5,945 yards and plays to a par of 72. Gockel lost in the first round of last year’s event, which took place in Kingwood, Texas.

This year Gockel was the medalist on Monday, defeated Meghan Green 4 & 2 on Tuesday and Creekmore in 22 holes on Wednesday.