The Kansas women’s golf team continues to show improvement under second-year coach Lindsey Kuhle.
The Jayhawks had a stellar final round in the Branch Law Firm/UNM Dick McGuire Invitational at UNM Championship Course, breaking the school record for lowest 18-hole score in the final round shooting a 14-under 274. Kansas finished second in the tournament.
“Really proud of the way the entire team stepped up and competed,” Kuhle said. “We started off well and finished strong. We’ve got a talented group and I’m excited to see what we can do this year. Incredible tournament and finish from the team this week breaking the school record by five strokes.”
Kansas’ new record eclipses the previous record of 9-under 279 set at the Wisconsin Westbrook Invitational last season. The Jayhawks posted a tournament score of 4-under 860 after a historic final round, vaulted by a 5-under 67 from junior Jordan Rothman and a 4-under 68 from Incarnate Word transfer Lily Hirst.
Kansas improved six spots to finish second in the talented 16-team field. The Jayhawks finished the tournament behind Pepperdine, who were No. 15 on Golfweek’s 2023-24 preseason women’s college golf team rankings.