Jayhawks finish fifth at Nebraska's Chip-N Club Invitational

Sept. 11, 2007

LINCOLN, Neb. – Sophomore Emily Powers led the University of Kansas women’s golf team to a fifth place finish at Nebraska’s Chip-N Club Invitational at Woodlands Hill Golf Course (6,079-yard, par 71) on Tuesday. The Quincy, Ill., native fired a 75 in the final round on day two of the 54-hole tournament to give the Jayhawks their lowest team score of 303. The Jayhawks compiled a composite score of 921 (313-305-303) to maintain their fifth place standing in the 19-team field from the first day of competition.

Powers tied for 10th place with a total score of 224 (76-73-75). Senior Annie Giangrosso shot her lowest score of 74 in the third round to advance to 12th place, compiling a total score of 227.

Freshman Meghna Bal placed 29th after shooting 234, while sophomore Meghan Gockel tied for 41st with 239. Freshmen Sydney Wilson finished in a tie for 58th with 243 and Grace Thiry, who played as an individual, tied for 18th place.

“I was very proud that our girls improved on each round,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “We are very young, but there are a lot of good things that we can build on. We are ready to re-group and get ready for Denver.” The Jayhawks finished ten strokes behind Big 12 rival Nebraska, as their host and defending tournament winner fired a third-round score of 295, the lowest score of the day. Texas State took top honors with a total score of 897 and Kansas State finished second with 902.

The Jayhawks will travel next to Denver, Colo., Sept. 17-18, to compete at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate.