Powers and Clark Lead Jayhawks to Fifth Place Finish at Marilynn Smith Women's Golf Invitational

Sept. 23, 2008

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Emily Powers and Jennifer Clark finished one-two in the final individual standings for the Kansas women’s golf team, which finished in fifth place Tuesday at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational. The Jayhawks finished with a final round of 308 to place fifth at their home tournament at Alvamar Public Golf Course.

Powers, a junior from Quincy, Ill., fired a tournament-low 71 in the final round to finish atop the individual standings with a score of 223. Following close behind was Clark, a sophomore from Kansas City, Kan., who finished with a 74-75-76—225. Clark was competing as an individual.

Kansas sophomore Meghna Bal finished the tournament with final score of 236, which was good for a tie for 20th place. Sophomore Grace Thiry finished tied for 28th with a final total of 238. Rounding out the Kansas lineup were freshman Kaylynd Carson (241, T-37th) and junior Meghan Gockel (244, T-43rd).

Oral Roberts and Nebraska were tied at 926 after 54 holes, but Oral Roberts edged out the Huskers in a two-hole playoff to take home the team title. The Golden Eagles were led by three top-10 individuals for the tournament.

Other Jayhawks competing as individuals included Maria Jackson (81-78-89–248), Sydney Wilson (90-79-81—250) and Alyssa Rainbolt (84-86-88—258).

The Jayhawks return to action Sept. 29-30 when they head to Columbia, Mo., to play in the Johnie Imes Invitational. Check back to kuathletics.com for results and a complete recap following the conclusion of each day.

Final Team Standings

1. Oral Roberts** 307-308-311-926

2. Nebraska 307-312-307-926

3. Illinois State 302-315-313-930

4. South Florida 318-310-303-931

5. Kansas 318-308-308-934

**Won in two-hole playoff

Final Individual Standings

1. Emily Powers, Kansas 77-75-71-223

2. Jennifer Clark, Kansas (Individual) 74-75-76-225

3. Eve Santillan, Oral Roberts 77-73-76-226

4. Gennifer Mendez, South Florida 78-78-73-229

Kate White, Nebraska 73-78-78-229

Kansas Individuals

Emily Powers 77-75-71—223

Jennifer Clark, Individual 74-75-76—225

Meghna Bal 81-77-78—236

Grace Thiry 80-79-79—238

Kaylynd Carson 80-81-80—241

Meghan Gockel 86-77-81—244

Maria Jackson, Individual 81-78-89–248

Sydney Wilson, Individual 90-79-81—250

Alyssa Rainbolt, Individual 84-86-88—258