'Roos Head To Manhattan For Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational
UMKC Athletics 9-22-2013
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(Kansas City, Mo.)  – The Kansas City women’s golf team continues the 2013-14 season when it heads to Manhattan, Kan., for its annual trip to the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational on Sep. 23-24.  The tournament will be held at the Colbert Hills Golf Course (6,181-yard; par 72).  Live stats will be available at

The Field
The 15-team field will include: Arkansas State, Colorado State, Creighton, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas State, Nebraska, New Mexico State, North Texas, Northern Iowa, Oral Roberts, Redlands CC, Southern Illinois, Tulsa and Wichita State.

The Course
Colbert Hills championship course is 18 holes of links style golf laid out through the Kansas Flint Hills. Designed by Jeff Brauer and PGA and Champions Tour Player Jim Colbert, this is a one of a kind layout that will utilize every club in your bag. With 5 sets of tees, every player is able to challenge themselves. Yardages range from 4,982 yards up to 7,525 yards from our famous black & blue bruiser tees.
   The course is host to 91 white sand bunkers, two ponds, numerous creeks, and tall native grass outside the fairways. There is zoysia grass on the tees and in the fairways, blue grass and fescue rough, and L93 bent grass greens. There are very generous landing areas in the fairways and greens average 7,100 square feet.

Marilynn Smith
At age 73, Marilynn Smith remains an influential figure in the world of women’s golf. Smith, who resides in Richardson, Texas, continues to actively teach at the Firewheel Golf Club in Dallas. A native of Kansas, Smith was one of the original 13 founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in 1950. She is a charter member of the organization and remains active today in a variety of areas related to the LPGA.

2012 Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational
Taylor Fisher paced the Kangaroos on the final day of play at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational, as the senior fired a 77 in round three to help the Kansas City women’s golf team to a 13th place finish with a 979 (332-322-325).
    Overall, the Hot Springs, Ark., native finished in a tie for 39th with a 242 (84-81-77), while sophomore Susan Kirschenman led the ‘Roos with a 16th place finish after firing a 235 (80-75-80).  Junior Emily Isaacson was the next highest UMKC finisher in 58th position with a 251 (86-79-86) and sophomore Micah Radler ended up one shot behind in a tie for 59th with a 252 (83-87-82).

Last Time Out
Junior Madison Wolff led the Kansas City women’s golf team to a seventh place finish in the Chip-N-Club Invitational at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in her ‘Roo debut.
    The Kansas City, Mo., native fired a three round score of 228 to finish at +12, including a six birdie final round 74, placing her in a tie for 14th individually.  Junior Susan Kirschenman climbed to a tie for 36th individually at +24 with a final round 76 featuring a birdie on the par four 13th.

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