Jayhawks set to close out fall season at UA-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate

Oct. 25, 2007

LAWRENCE, Kan. – A highly competitive field awaits the University of Kansas women’s golf team as it heads to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to compete in the 2007 UA-Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate, Friday, Oct. 26 thru Sunday, Oct. 28. The three-day, 54-hole tournament will be played at the NorthRiver Golf Club from Friday, which spans 5,963 yards and plays to a par 71.

The Jayhawks enter into a highly-touted 18-team field, featuring three teams ranked in the nation’s top 10, including No. 5 Florida, No. 6 Auburn and seventh-ranked Arkansas.

Tournament host, the University of Alabama, also boasts a No. 14 ranking and welcomes seven other squads ranked in the top 50. Joining the Crimson Tide in this company is Notre Dame, ranked 20th, No. 24 LSU, No. 31 South Carolina, No. 33 Florida State, No. 35 Texas, No. 39 Louisville and 49th-ranked Kentucky. Rounding out the field at Tuscaloosa are UCF, Furman, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Northwestern and Samford.

“We are looking forward to competing against some of the best teams in the country this week as well as playing on an incredible golf course,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. I think it will be a great experience for us all around.”

Returning to the lineup from the Jayhawk’s last tournament are Kansas senior Annie Giangrosso, sophomore Emily Powers, and freshmen Meghna Bal, Grace Thiry and Sydney Wilson. Powers leads the team with a 74.36 scoring average and has posted top-10 finishes in two tournaments this year, tying for 10th at the Chip-N Club Invitational and tying for seventh at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate. Giangrosso owns a 75.91 average, while Bal is at 76.54 through three events. Grace Thiry and Sydney Wilson boast averages of 77.0 and 88.89, respectively.

The tournament resumes after a one-year break as Alabama took off from playing host in 2006. The Crimson Tide was the last squad to claim tournament honors in 2005 when it fired a three-round score of 900, good enough for the team meet record.

Kansas enters the tournament following a top-10 finish at the Price’s “Give `Em Five” Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M., on Oct. 17. Powers led the `Hawks to a three-way tie for fourth place with North Carolina State and Michigan with a final score of 908.

For complete results at the end of each day, please visit www.kuathletics.com.