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Monday, March 9, 2009

KU women’s golf takes title

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— All five Kansas University golfers finished in the top 15 to help the KU women’s golf team win the Duramed Collegiate Invitational on Sunday at Rio Verde Country Club.

It’s KU’s first tournament title since the Marilynn Smith Invitational in 2007.

KU junior Meghan Gockel won the individual title with a 73-72-73—218, a career-low score and her first title. It tied for the fourth-lowest three-round total in program history.

Other KU scores: Emily Powers (74-75-76), Meghna Bal (78-75-72) and Kalynd Carson (72-80-73), tied for 10th at 225; and Sydney Wilson, tied for 15th at 75-73-78—226.

Kansas won the team title with 883 strokes. Runner-up Arkansas-Little Rock shot 907.

Comments

MinnesotaJay 11 years, 3 months ago

Congratulations, ladies, on a fantastic effort, and to Meghan Gockel for individual medalist honors. Not mentioned in this article are the facts that it was a twenty-team field, KU led wire to wire, extending its lead each day, the nearest team competitor was 24 strokes back, and every member of the team had at least one contributing round. Very impressive. Here's a link to the team and player leaderboard showing the final results:

http://www.golfstatresults.com//public/leaderboards/team/static/team_players_1433.html

MinnesotaJay 11 years, 3 months ago

Actually, the 24 stroke margin of victory was mentioned in the KUSports article (if you do the arithmetic), but the fact that it was the widest winning margin in the history of that tournament was not. Since I'm the only one to have commented on the win so far, I'm not sure that anyone is even reading this. Nonetheless, here's another link to provide better color on the Jayhawks' performance:

http://www.wmubroncos.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4600&ATCLID=3687980

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