Women's Golf To Compete At Chip-N Club Invitational

Sept. 7, 2007


The University of Kansas women’s golf team will open its fall season in a 19-team field at Nebraska’s Chip-N-Club Invitational at Woodland Hills Golf Club (6,079-yard, par 71) in Lincoln, Neb, Sept. 10-11. The teams will play 36 holes on Monday with the final round taking place on Tuesday.

Senior Annie Giangrosso, sophomores Meghan Gockel and Emily Powers and freshmen Meghna Bal and Sydney Wilson will compete in team-play, while freshman Grace Thiry will compete unattached. Giangrosso, Gockel and Powers played in all 11 events last year. Powers was second on the team with a 77.65 scoring average behind Amanda Costner, who completed her collegiate career. Gockel owned a 78.90 average while Giangrosso had a 79.16 average.

The 18-team field includes Big 12 rivals Nebraska – the host, who won last year’s tournament for the fourth straight year – and Kansas State. Other teams include Boston College, William and Mary, Creighton, Missouri State, Wichita State, Montana, Northern Colorado, Missour-Kansas City, North Dakota State, Oral Roberts, South Dakota State, McNesse State, Texas State, Arkansas-Little Rock and Redlands Community College.

“I am very excited to get the season underway,” said head coach Erin O’Neil. “The Nebraska event will be a good opener for us to get our feet wet, especially for our newcomers. The girls have been working hard all summer and I know that determination will pay off. Our goal is to be competitive, build on each tournament and improve every day.”

Kansas finished third place out of 14 teams in last year’s Nebraska Chip-N Club Invitational at Yankee Hill Golf Course, falling eight strokes behind second-place Campbell. Gockel led the Jayhawks, placing in a tie for fourth with a three-round score of 231, while Powers carded a 236 and placed 10th.

For complete results of each day, please visit www.kuathletics.com or www.golfstat.com.