Jayhawks In Fifth At Chip-N Club Invitational

Sept. 18, 2006

LINCOLN, Neb. –

The University of Kansas women’s golf team is currently in fifthplace in a 14-team field following rounds one and two Monday at <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Nebraska’s Chip-N Club Invitational. Kansas’ total score is 639 (322-317) after the first two rounds at Yankee Hill Country Club (6,040-yard, par-72) in Lincoln, Neb. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Nebraska is in first place with 623, while Campbell University sits in second with 630. Kansas is just four strokes behind the fourth-place team, Missouri State.

Weather has been a factor, with temperatures in the low 40s and winds over 20 mph throughout the day. Only seven in the 80-player field managed to shoot below 80 in the opening round, including senior Jill Womble, who is playing as an individual.

“The weather has been difficult, but overall we have been playing well,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “We came back and played better in the afternoon, and we look forward to tomorrow to build on our scores. We are in good position to make up some ground.”

Two freshmen are leading the way for the Jayhawks. Meghan Gockel is in a tie for fifth place with a total score of 157 (80-77) after rounds one and two, while Emily Powers is tied for 13th with 159 (82-77).

Senior Amanda Costner sits in a tie for 22nd place with 162 (83-79), and freshman Camilla Svensson is tied for 29th with 164 (80-84). Jill Womble is also tied for 29th with 164 (79-85). In a tie for 40th is junior Annie Giangrosso with 169 (80-89) after the first two rounds.

The Jayhawks will begin the final round Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

For complete results following the event, please visit www.kuathletics.com or www.golfstat.com.

— RESULTS BELOW–

TEAMRESULTS
PlaceSchool Score
1 Nebraska 623
2 Campbell 630
3 Kansas State 633
4 Missouri State 635
5 Kansas 639
6 Xavier 662
7 Wichita State 664

Northern Iowa 664
9 Weber State 672
10 Texas-Pan American 680

UMKC 680
12 North Dakota State 684
13 Creighton 688
14 South Dakota State 701

KANSASRESULTS
Place Name Score
T5 Meghan Gockel 80-77-157
T13 Emily Powers 82-77-159

T22 Amanda Costner 83-79-162

T29 Camilla Svensson 80-84-164

T40 Annie Giangrosso 80-89-169

*T29 Jill Womble 79-85-164

*denotes individual

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Place/Name/School/Score
1/Chrissie McArdle/Nebraska/77-75-152
T2/Alejandra Shaw/Campbell/83-72-155
Sally Hinton/Missouri State/80-75-155

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