Kansas' Gockel Just Misses Advancing In U.S. Women's Amateur

CARMEL, Ind. - Jayhawks golfer, Meghan Gockel finished just four strokes off the pace in her 36-hole stroke play at the 2007 U.S. Women's Golf Amateur at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.

Gockel just missed advancing to the 64 player match play tournament this weekend. The Women's Amateur is conducted with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying. The 64 low-scorers then advance to match play, with the champion determined by a 36-hole match-play final.

The sophomore from Dallas, Texas finished in a tie for 89th place. After shooting even par on the front nine, Gockel was just one stroke behind the cut at eight-over par. She remained just a birdie away from contention through the 12th hole, but finished the back nine with a three-over, 39.

Gockel qualified for the Women's Amateur in mid-July at the Houstonian Golf and Country Club in Richmond, Texas, with a score of 75.

Gockel had a tremendous year in her first season as a Jayhawk. Her season was highlighted with a final round of 72 at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic to help Kansas finish fourth in the tournament. She was also named to the NCGA All-American Scholar Team.

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