KU Women's Golf to Host Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational

Sept. 29, 2006


The University of Kansas women’s golf team will host the 2006 Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational, Oct. 2-3, at Alvamar Golf Club (6,232-yard, par-72) in Lawrence, Kan. Rounds one and two (36 holes) will begin Monday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., and the final round will begin Tuesday with a shotgun at 8:30 a.m.

The 16-team field includes Big 12 Conference rivals Iowa State, Kansas State and Missouri, as well as Creighton, Drake, Illinois State, Indiana State, UMKC, Arkansas-Little Rock, Evansville, North Texas, Notre Dame, Southern Mississippi, Wichita State and Wisconsin.

Kansas State hosted the 2005 Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at the Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kan. TCU took top honors with a score of 869, while Helene Robert of Kansas State took first individually with 215.

Kansas previously hosted the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational in 2004 at the Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence, Kan. The Jayhawks captured the title with a score of 946.

The Jayhawks last competed at Nebraska’s Chip-N Club Invitational, Sept. 18-19, in Lincoln, Neb. They finished in third place with a total score of 943. Their final-round score of 304 was the lowest score in the 14-team field. Freshman Meghan Gockel led the Jayhawks throughout the tournament to finish in a tie for fourth place. Gockel carded a final-round score of 74 to bring her total to 231.

For daily results following the event, please visit www.kuathletics.com.

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