Women's golf finishes eighth at Ron Moore Intercollegiate

Sept. 18, 2007

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – Emily Powers fired a five-under-par 67 in the final round to propel the University of Kansas women’s golf team to an eighth-place finish at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate at Highlands Ranch Golf Club (6,518-yard, par 72) in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Tuesday. The sophomore from Quincy, Ill., tied for seventh, carding a three-round score of 221, marking her second top-10 finish this season.

The Jayhawks recorded a final-round score of 294, besting their previous two rounds by 14 strokes, to move up four spots on the leaderboard from first-round play on Monday.

Senior Annie Giangrosso carded a 77 in the third round to tie for 26th place with an overall score of 227. Freshman Meghna Bal fired a tournament-best third-round score of 73, earning her best composite mark of the season at 234. The New Delhi, India native finished in a tie for 36th.

KU Sophomore Meghan Gockel and freshman Grace Thiry each carded rounds of 77 Tuesday to tie for 64th and 71st place, respectively.

Host, University of Denver claimed both team and individual first-place honors. Big 12 opponent, Baylor, finished nine strokes behind the pace to finish in second, while Iowa State and Nebraska also earned top-10 team finishes.

The Jayhawks will next be in action when they travel to Manhattan, Kan., to compete in the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational on Oct. 1-2. Kansas will attempt to defend its tournament crown from last year, when the Jayhawks won the Invite by 14 strokes over runner-up Notre Dame.

Team Leaderboard
1. <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Denver 302-296-288–886
2. Baylor 300-304-291–895
3. IowaState 304-302-291–897
4. San JoseState 303-297-298–898
5. Tulsa 304-295-305–904
6. Nebraska 298-303-306–907
7. N. Car. Wilmington 307-313-290-910
8. Kansas 309-308-294–911
T9. ColoradoState 309-303-303–915
T9. Arkansas – Little Rock 307-304-304–915
T9. Mississippi 303-308-304–915

Individual Leaderboard
1. Stephanie Sherlock (Denver) 69-72-72–213
2. Hannah Burke (Baylor) 72-71-72–215
T3. Erica Moston (San JoseState) 73-70-76–219
T3. Carmen Perez-Narbon (N. Car. Wilmington) 74-73-72–219
T5. Dori Carter (Mississippi) 75-72-73–220
T5. Karly Pinder (IowaState) 74-77-69–220
T7. Michaela Cavener (Tulsa) 76-72-73–221
T7. Cristina Corpus (San JoseState) 76-70-75–221
T7. Jessica Potter (San Francisco) 76-72-73–221
T7. Emily Powers (Kansas) 77-77-67–221

Other Kansas Finishers
T26. Annie Giangrosso (Kansas) 74-76-77–227
T36. Meghna Bal (Kansas) 79-78-73–230
T64. Meghan Gockel (Kansas) 82-77-77–236
T71. Grace Thiry (Kansas) 79-83-77–239