Jayhawks in Twelfth After Day One at The Derby

Oct. 24, 2008

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AUBURN, Ala., — Emily Powers shot a one-over-par 73 on day one of The Derby as the Kansas women’s golf team finds itself in twelfth place heading into Saturday’s second round. As a team, the Jayhawks shot a 311 at the par-72, 6,301 yard Auburn University Club at Yarbrough Farms.

Powers, a junior, will look for her fourth top-10 performance of the season after Friday’s round of 73 puts her in a tie for eighth place individually. Sophomore Meghna Bal shot a 77, good for a tie for 32nd. Rounding out the lineup for KU were sophomores Grace Thiry (79, T46) and Jennifer Clark (82, T69) and junior Meghan Gockel (83, T78).

The 17-team field includes 13 of the top 50 teams in the country, according to GolfStat.com. Number seven ranked Virginia finished Friday in first place after shooting a one-over-par 289 as a team.

Round two of three is set to tee of Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Check back to kuathletics.com for results and a complete recap following the conclusion of tomorrow’s round.

Team Leaderboard

1. Virginia 289

2. Alabama 294

3. Auburn 298

4. Arizona State 300

5. Mississippi 305

12. Kansas 311

Individual Leaderboard

1. Whitney Neuhauser, Virginia 69

T2. Anna Nordqvist, Arizona State 70

T2. Jackie Hilea, Furman 70

T2. Brooke Pancake, Alabama 70

5. Candace Schepperle, Auburn 71

T6. Mayule Tomimbang, Central Florida 72

T6. Azahara Munoz, Arizona State 72

T8. Emily Powers, Kansas 73

Kansas Results

T8. Emily Powers 73

T32. Meghna Bal 77

T46. Grace Thiry 79

T69. Jennifer Clark 82

T78. Meghan Gockel 83