Kansas Leads After Two Rounds at Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational

Oct. 2, 2006

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas women’s golf team is on pace as it hosts the 2006 Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational after the first two rounds Monday at Alvamar Golf Club (6,232-yard, par-72) in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas’ two round total of 610 is 14 shots ahead of second place Arkansas-Little Rock.

Kansas fired scores of 304 in round one and 306 in round two, both were the lowest team scores posted on the day.

The Jayhawks are led by senior Amanda Costner who shot rounds of 72 and 75 to bring her score to an overall three-over 147. The Claremore, Okla., native is the individual leader by two shots over Arkansas-Little Rock’s Anita Ojeda.

KU freshman Emily Powers is alone in fifth place after shooting a nine-over 153 (74-79). Jayhawk junior Annie Giangrosso is one shot behind Powers at 154 after rounds of 78 and 76.

Kansas freshman Meghan Gockel sits tied for 16th after shooting rounds of 80 and 76. The other member of the Kansas squad is senior Jill Womble who shot consecutive rounds of 82 and 81. She is currently tied for 41st.

Three KU golfers are playing in the field as individuals. Junior Jaci Hiatt is tied for 63rd after shooting a 169 (83-86). Junior Kelly Birdsell is at 175 (87-88) junior JoJo Hallenbeck is at 187.

The final round of the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational will begin Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start.