Costner Leads Tyson/Embassy Suites Invitational

Oct. 16, 2005

Fayettville, Ark. – The University of Kansas women’s golf team is currently in a tie for fourth, in a 16-team field, after the first round of the Tyson/Embassy Suites Invitational. The Jayhawks shot an opening round of 303 at the par-72 Pinnacle Country Club.

“We hit some good shots out there today” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “I feel like this is a type of course that will let us shoot low if we can go out and execute.”

Host school Arkansas leads the tournament with a 291 followed by Nebraska with a 298.

Junior Amanda Costner, who birdied five holes on thd day, is the overall leader by one stroke after firing a 70. Senior Chelsey Pryor and sophomore Sarah Kierl are tied for 30th after opening rounds of 77. Sophomore Annie Giangrosso is in a tie for 51st after shooting a 79. Senior Meredith Winkelmann shot an 82 to put her in a tie for 72nd. Junior Jill Womble, playing as an individual, is in 87th after carding an 87.

“Amanda played well today,” O’Neil said. “We have come to expect that type of steady play out of her and she delivers for us.”

The Jayhawks will begin second round play on Monday with tee times set to begin at 9:00 a.m. For live updates and results, visit

Team Results

Place School Score
1 Arkansas 291
2 Nebraska 298
3 Notre Dame 299
T4 Augusta State 303
T4 Kansas 303
T6 Iowa 304
T6 Southern Mississippi 304
8 Kansas State 306
9 Wisconsin 307
10 Kentucky 311
11 Illinois State 313
T12 Michigan 315
T12 Missouri State 315
14 Oral Roberts 317
15 Iowa State 320
16 Wichita State 329

Individual Results

Place Name School Score
1 Amanda Costner Kansas 70
T2 Katie Brophy Notre Dame 71
T2 Courtney Mahon Arkansas 71
T2 Chrissie McArdle Nebraska 71

Kansas Results
1 Amanda Costner 70
T30 Chelsey Pryor 77
T30 Sarah Kierl 77
T51 Annie Giangrosso 79
T72 Meredith Winkelmann 82
*87 Jill Womble 87
*Denotes playing as an individual