Young Jayhawk Squad in 12th Place After Day One at Johnie Imes Invitational
Oct. 3, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Kansas’ women’s golf team finished two rounds of play at the Johnie Imes Invitational Monday and enters Tuesday’s final round in 12th place. Sophomore Thanuttra Boonraksasat led the way for the Jayhawks shooting a 77 in round one and a 75 in round two, putting her in a tie for 30th place individually.
The Jayhawks did not fare well early in the day, finishing the first round with a score of 313. In addition to Boonraksasat’s 77, freshman Nadia Luttner fired a 77 as well. Sophomore Meghan Potee shot a 78 while freshmen Gabriella DiMarco and Nadia Luttner rounded out the individuals shooting 81 and 85 respectively. Competing as an individual, junior Audrey Yowell finished the first round with a 79.
The team improved their performance in the afternoon, shooting a 302. Woods shaved 12 strokes off of his round one score and led the way for the Jayhawks with a 73 in round two. Boonraksasat and Potee both finished their day close behind with a 75. DiMarco shaved two strokes off of her first round score, giving her a 79 for round two while Luttner also ended her day with a 79. Yowell carded an 82 to finish the day in a tie for 72nd.
With such a young squad, Head Coach Erin O’Neil knows that the team needs to fight even harder to advance. The Jayhawks are hungry to compete and want to represent Kansas as best as they can.
“It will be vital for us to fight for each shot until the final putt drops on Tuesday,” Coach O’Neil said. “We also need to make the best possible choices throughout the rounds so that we put ourselves in position to succeed.”
Texas State leads the tournament with a score of 585, 11 strokes ahead of Florida International. Host school Missouri is in third place after the first day with a two-day total of 598.
The third and final round will start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday with updates available on www.golfstat.com.
1. Texas State 295-291–585
2. Florida International 303-293–596
3. Missouri 295-303–598
4. Kansas State 299-300–599
5. Arkansas-Little Rock 302-298–600
12. Kansas 313-302–615
T1. Krista Puisite, Texas State 72-70–142
T1. Brianna Cooper, Illinois State 70-72–142
T3. Kate Gallagher, Missouri 71-72–143
T3. Iman Nordin, Texas State 73-70–143
5. Brianna Espinoza, Colorado State 73-71–144
T30. T. Boonraksasat 77-75–152
T34. Meghan Potee 78-75–153
T53. Nadia Luttner 77-79–156
T58. Michelle Woods 85-73–158
T70. Gabby DiMarco 81-79–160
T72. Audrey Yowell (Ind.) 79-82–161