Jayhawks Sit in 10th Place After Day One At Susie Maxwell Invitational
Oct. 16, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. – The Kansas women’s golf team sits in 10th place, in a 17-team field, with a score of 302 after the first round of the Susie Maxwell Invitational Sunday. Freshman Nadia Luttner, Sophomore Meghan Potee and Junior Audrey Yowell lead the Jayhawks in a tie for 32nd place with a first round 75.
In a tie for 49th is sophomore Thanuttra Boonraksasat with a first-round 77 while senior Katy Nugent finished in a tie for 87th with an 84. Competing as an individual, Gabriella DiMarco sits in a tie for 57th with a 78.
“Overall, I’m pleased with how we played today,” Head Coach Erin O’Neil said. “We had kind of a bumpy front nine, but played really solid on the back nine as a team which allowed us to move up the leader board. We are in a good position going into tomorrow’s round and hopefully we can make up some more ground.”
Luttner picked up her game in the back nine with two birdies and seven pars setting the pace for the team that is looking to improve on their individual and team standings. Focusing on the short-game will be vital in the Jayhawks moving up the leader board Monday and Tuesday.
Florida State sits in first place with an 18-hole total of 284, while Kimberly Kaufman of Texas Tech and Ket Preamchuen of Kennesaw State lead the way with a first-round total of 68. Texas A&M is just four strokes back from the leader finishing with a 288.
Second-round action continues Monday, followed by the final 18 holes of competition to take place on Tuesday. Staggering tee-times will continue Monday starting at 9:00 a.m.
Live stats will be available on www.golfstat.com.
1. Florida State 284
2. Texas A&M 288
T3. New Mexico 289
T3. Texas Tech 289
5. Oklahoma 293
10. Kansas 302
T1. Ket Preamchuen, Kennesaw State 68
T1. Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech 68
T3. Natalie Reeves, Texas A&M 70
T3. Sofia Hoglund, New Mexico 70
T3. Kris Too, Wisconsin 70
T3. Jessica Negron, Florida State 70
T32. Nadia Luttner 75
T32. Audrey Yowell 75
T32. Meghan Potee 75
T49. T. Boonraksasat 77
T57. Gabby DiMarco (Ind.) 78
T87. Katy Nugent 84