Jayhawks Overcome Cold, Windy Conditions to Place Eighth at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic
Oct. 18, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. – The weather was not kind to the Jayhawks Wednesday in Norman, Okla., with winds up to 20 mph and a temperature of 49 degrees this morning. Kansas did not let that hold them back, however, and climbed up the leader board to an eighth place finish at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. Kansas’ eighth place finish is the team’s second top 10 finish of the season.
“I’m proud of how the team played today in cold and windy conditions,” O’Neil said. “It’s by far the most consistent three rounds we’ve had yet this fall and I’m encouraged by the mindset and attitude of all of the players.”
Sophomore Meghan Potee carded three consistent rounds of 75-75-76 to put her in a tie for 26th place and led the Jayhawks this week. Shooting four-over-par in the final round, Potee had a strong stretch shooting one-under par in her last four holes.
“Meghan has been working hard on her swing and her putting,” Head Coach Erin O’Neil said. “It’s exciting to see that dedication pay off. She played her last four holes one-under-par which is exactly what we needed to help us move up the leader board.”
Freshman Nadia Luttner improved six strokes in the final round Wednesday to finish with a 75 which put her in a tie for 45th. Sophomore Thanuttra Boonraksasat also had three consistent rounds of 77-77-79 to make her three-day total 233 finishing in a tie for 55th.
Senior Katy Nugent continued to climb the leader board Wednesday carding a 78 and in a tie for 68th, while junior Audrey Yowell came in with an 86 making her three-day total 237. Playing as an individual, freshman Gabriella DiMarco carded an 82 putting her in a tie for 79th.
Host team Oklahoma came out with the win with Big 12 foe, Texas Tech just one stroke behind. Anne Tanquay of Oklahoma won the individual title with a 54-hole total of 210, just three strokes behind Kimberly Kaufman of Texas Tech.
“I hope to continue to build on what we learned this week and end the fall season with our best finish yet in South Carolina next week,” O’Neil said.
The Jayhawks will conclude their fall season at the Edwin Watts Palmetto Intercollegiate in Charleston, S.C., Oct. 23-24.
1. Oklahoma 293-285-300–878
2. Texas Tech 289-293-297–879
T3. Texas A&M 288-283-312–883
T3. Florida State 284-294-305–883
5. New Mexico 289-298-300–887
8. Kansas 302-301-308–911
1. Anne Tanquay, Oklahoma 72-67-71–210
2. Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech 68-72-73–213
T3. Gabriella Dominguez, Texas Tech 74-74-69–217
T3. Beth Buchner, New Mexico 74-74-69–217
T3. Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M 71-74-72–217
T3. Laure Castelain, Florida State 70-70-77–217
T26. Meghan Potee 75-75-76–226
T45. Nadia Luttner 75-81-75–231
T55. T. Boonraksasat 77-77-79–233
T68. Katy Nugent 84-73-78–235
T76. Audrey Yowell 75-76-86–237
T79. Gabby DiMarco 78-80-82–240