Jayhawks to Compete at Price's "Give 'em Five Fund"

Oct. 12, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

The University of Kansas women’s golf team heads to Las Cruces, N.M., to compete at Price’s “Give `em Five Fund”/New Mexico State Invitational, Oct. 16-18. The three-day tournament will take place on the New Mexico State University Golf Course (par-72, 6,319 yards) with 18 holes each day. Monday and Tuesday’s play will begin at 8:30 a.m., while Wednesday’s start is scheduled for 8 a.m.

Seniors Amanda Costner and Jill Womble, freshmen Meghan Gockel and Emily Powers and junior Annie Giangrosso will represent the Jayhawks at the tournament.

Along with Kansas — Baylor, Colorado, Kansas State, Missouri and Oklahoma round out the Big 12 Conference showing. The remainder of the 17-team field includes Boise State, Colorado State, Gonzaga, Hawai’i, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, New Mexico State, San Jose State, U.C. Davis and UTEP.

“The field at this tournament is a good one with a lot of Big 12 teams,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “I think that our last two tournaments have been good for our confidence, and I hope that we continue to build on that success.”

Missouri won the tournament last year with a total score of 891, just two strokes ahead of New Mexico State and New Mexico who tied for second.

The Jayhawks last competed, Oct. 2-3, as they hosted the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational. Kansas took first place with 917 strokes, while Powers, a Quincy, Ill., native, placed fourth individually with a score of 72 in the final round of play.

For complete results at the end of each day, please visit www.kuathletics.com.