Pinehurst, N.C. Kansas University sophomore Tiffany Kruggel finished tied for ninth place Tuesday as the Jayhawks finished sixth out of 20 teams in the Carolinas Collegiate Classic women's golf tournament.
Kruggel, who carded a 77 during Monday's opening round, fell to a 79 during the final round for a two-day total of 156. Her ninth-place finish marks her first career top-10 placing.
Kruggel and senior Ashely Bishop, who tied for 15th, helped the Jayhawks to their second consecutive top-10 finish and third overall. KU's team score of 644 left it two strokes out of fifth and 16 shots back of first-place finisher Campbell University.
"Overall, I am pleased with our team's efforts," KU coach Nicole Hollingsworth said. "I am extremely happy for Tiffany's career-best finish and Ashely's steady performance."
Next for the Jayhawks is the GTE "Mo"morial on March 5-6 in Houston, Texas.
Campbell 628, College of Charleston 636, NC Greensboro 636, Charleston Southern 640, Memphis 642, Kansas 649, Georgia State 644, NC Wilmington 645, Winthrop 649, Penn State 650, Coastal Carolina 656, UAB 658, Longwood College 664, Jacksonville State 665, Methodist College 665, North Carolina State 665, Radford 666, James Madison 668, Wofford College 681, Elon College 682.
1. Meaghan Francella, Memphis, 75-72-147; 2. Stephanie George, Radford, 78-72-150; 3. Patricia Martinson, Charleston Southern, 75-78-153; T4. Jenny Gleason, NC Greensboro, 80-74-154; T4. Jessica Fought, NC Greensboro, 76-78-154.
T9. Tiffany Kruggel 77-79-156, 15. Ashely Bishop 82-76-158, Jennifer Bawanan 87-83-170, Chrystal Thayer 80-83-163, Heather Rose 84-86-170.