Kansas travels to Georgia for the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s golf team will return to play at the 46th annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Georgia. The event is one of the oldest continuous sporting events in all of women’s intercollegiate athletics.

Due to a high chance of rain on Sunday, The Jayhawks will now play 36-holes on Friday and 18-holes on Saturday at the par-72, 6,300-yard University of Georgia Golf Course.

“UGA’s course is a great test for all parts of your game,” said head coach Erin O’Neil. “We will see lots of elevation changes on our approach shots along with fast, sloping greens. It will be a great opportunity to get experience playing on a true championship course as they have hosted NCAA’s on more than one occasion in the past.”

Sophomore Chomchana Phuchanbanchob was the top-finisher for Kansas at the MountainView Collegiate and led the Jayhawks to a top-5 finish. After two weeks off from competition, Kansas was able to work on many aspects of the game.

“We spent the first week back checking in on the technical aspects of both our long game and short game and then transitioned into more execution and pressure type drills leading up to the tournament,” said O’Neil. “Our goal with short game in particular has been to improve consistency and confidence with putting, especially after our last event.”

Kansas will face tough competition at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic against four top-25 teams in No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Arkansas, No. 5 Duke and No. 13 Florida. The field is followed by Baylor, Daytona State, Denver, Georgia, Kennesaw State, Louisville and Ole Miss.

“We just have to go out and trust our preparation this week, do our best to keep things simple and have a strong mentality,” said O’Neil.

Live scoring will be available through birdiefire.com.


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