Bal Paces Kansas Women's Golf In New Mexico
Oct. 14, 2009
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Kansas junior Meghna Bal put together the best tournament of her career as she tied for sixth individually to lead the Kansas women’s golf team to a tie for seventh in the team standings of the Price’s Give Em Five Intercollegiate Wednesday.
Bal opened the tournament with a one-under par 71 on Monday and followed that with consecutive rounds of 74 for a three-round total of 219. Bal’s previous best tournament finish was a tie for seventh at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in 2008.
Teammate Emily Powers broke 70 for the third time in her career with a final-round 69. She tied for 23rd with a 224 total after shooting 81-74 the first two days.
The Jayhawks improved their standing each day of the tournament and shot 297 in both the second and third rounds after opening with a 306.
Idaho won the event at 871 with UC-Irvine second at 878. Kansas tied Kansas State at 900.
Kansas will close out the fall campaign when it competes in the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate at Kiawah Island, S.C. on Oct. 26-27.
Price’s Give Em Five Intercollegiate
Las Cruces, N.M.
Team Results (18 Teams)
1. Idaho 296-287-288—871
2. UC-Irvine 294-290-294—878
3. San Diego State 300-295-285—880
7. Kansas 306-297-297—900
1. Christine Wong, SDSU 69-68-69—206
2. Kayla Mortellaro, UI 73-70-67—210
3. Hillary Packard, UCI 73-771-71—215
T-6. Meghna Bal 71-74-74—219
T-23. Emily Powers 81-74-69—224
T-30. Grace Thiry 78-71-76—225
T-55. Jennifer Clark 76-78-78—232
90. Meghan Gockel 85-79-82—246