Powers Wraps Up Play In U.S. Open

June 28, 2008

EDINA, Minn. – Kansas golfer Emily Powers wrapped up her first appearance in the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship after completing a delayed final four holes Saturday morning.

Powers was among 30-plus players who did not complete their second round on Friday as the tournament was delayed by weather and then stopped due to darkness.

Powers shot 81-84–165 to finish 19-over par and in a tie for 153rd place in the tournament.

The junior-to-be from Quincy, Ill. opened the tournament on Thursday shooting 44-37–81 on the par-73 Interlachen Country Club course. Her back-nine 37 included two birdies as she matched par on that nine.

On Friday, Powers started play on the back nine and made the turn at seven-over 44. Then for the second straight day, she played well on her final nine holes as she was one over through the first five holes on the front before play was stopped.

She returned to the course Saturday morning and bogeyed three of the final four holes for a four-over 40 to finish her tournament.

Despite a higher score, Powers’ numbers improved on the second day as she hit nine of 14 fairways and 10 of 18 greens compared to six fairways and eight greens on Thursday. However, she needed 36 putts on Friday after taking just 30 on Thursday.