Jayhawks secure fourth place standing after round two

Oct. 17, 2007

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Sophomore Emily Powers of the University of Kansas women’s golf team moved up 13 notches in the individual leaderboard to tie for third after two rounds of play at the Price’s “Give `Em Five” Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M., Tuesday. The Quincy, Ill., native fired a one-under-par 71 to lead the Jayhawks into fourth place on the day.

Kansas fired consecutive rounds of 302 to compile a 28-over-par team score of 604. On Monday, Kansas finished in a three-way tie with Idaho and Michigan with scores of 302. After the second round, Idaho and Michigan advanced to second place, while the `Hawks secured their fourth place standing from day one, sitting only two strokes behind the pace.

Senior Annie Giangrosso was Kansas’ second top finisher on the day, carding consecutive rounds of 76 for a two-round score 152, good for a tie in 24th place. In two days of play, she is the only other Jayhawk in the top 25.

Freshmen Meghna Bal and Grace Thiry each tied for 28th after firing respective second-round scores of 77 and 78 for total scores of 153. Fellow freshman Sydney Wilson is closest to Thiry and Bal. The Lawrence, Kan., native was tied for 59th after the second round with a 15-over-par 159.

North Carolina State moved up from seventh to take the lead with a one-stroke advantage over Idaho and Michigan. NC State fired a second round score of 299 and finished with a 26-over-par 602 on the day. Missouri, fell from its first place standing to a tie for sixth after carding a team score of 310 in the second round of play. Baylor’s Lene Hafsten-Morch leads the field of 90 players, setting the pace at one stroke ahead of runner-up, UC Davis’ Bryanna Gregory. After 36 holes, Lene Hafsten-Morch is the only player who currently sits at even par.

The tournament will conclude with the final round of play Wednesday with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.

TEAM LEADERBOARDFin. School Scores1 N. Carolina St. 303 299 602 +262 Idaho 302 301 603 +27 Michigan 302 301 603 +274 Kansas 302 302 604 +285 Oklahoma 300 305 605 +296 Baylor 304 304 608 +32 Missouri 298 310 608 +32 UC Davis 300 308 608 +329 North Texas 307 308 615 +3910 Oral Roberts 310 306 616 +40

KANSASFin. Name ScoreT 3 Emily Powers 75 71 146T 24 Annie Giangrosso 76 76 152T 28 Meghan Bal 76 77 153T 28 Grace Thiry 75 78 153T 59 Sydney Wilson 79 80 159