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Archive for Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Jayhawks share third in Islander Invitational

February 19, 2002

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— Kansas University's women's golf team was in a tie for third place Monday after shooting a 657 during the first two rounds of the Islander Invitational.

KU opened the two-day tournament with a first-round total of 338, followed by a tournament-best second-round score of 319 on the 5,900-yard, par-72 King's Crossing Golf and Country Club.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi leads the 15-team field with 644 strokes, followed by Texas-El Paso (656) and McLennon CC and the Jayhawks.

"We started off a little bit rocky, but we came on strong to position ourselves in third place," KU coach Nicole Hollingsworth said. "I am excited about setting the tournament-best score of 319."

KU junior Jill MacDonald leads the Jayhawks after shooting a two-round score of 161, good for a share of sixth. Sophomore Jennifer Bawanan finished the day in a tie for 12th place at 163, while junior Heather Rose carded a 166 for a tie for 22nd place.

Kristy Straub capped off the day shooting a 170 to tie for 38th place, while junior Tiffany Kruggel fired a 174 for the two rounds and tied for 47th place. Sophomore Tegan Thornberry is in a tie for 62nd place with a two-round total of 180.

"Our team is very excited about tomorrow because we are in a position to win the tournament," Hollingsworth said.

Kansas will begin today's final round with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.

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