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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Golfers tie for 12th; Powers closes with 72

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— A day after shooting a 1-over par 73, Emily Powes fired an even-par 72 to lead the Kansas women’s golf team to a tie for 12th at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Golf Classic on Tuesday.

All five Jayhawks recorded better rounds on Tuesday than they shot for Monday’s second round as KU shaved 16 strokes off its team score on the final day. For the tournament KU shot 303-314-298 for a 915 total. Miami won the 33-team event with an 892 score.

Powers’ even-par final round included two birdies and one double bogey to go along with 15 pars. Starting on the 12th hole, Powers opened the day with four straight birdies. She went to one-under par with a birdie before carding a double-bogey on the next hole. Powers then registered nine straight pars before making another birdie and closing with two more pars.

Powers was followed by Jennifer Clark, who shot 74, Grace Thiry at 75, Meghna Bal at 77 and Meghan Gockel at 78. As a team on the final day, the Jayhawks combined for six birdies with every player recording at least one. Powers finished the event tied for 11th with a three-round total of 221.

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