Kansas Women's Golf to Compete at Indiana Invitational, April 13-14
April 11, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Kansas women’s golf will compete in its final spring tournament before the Big 12 Championship at the Indiana Invitational at the Indiana University Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind., April 13-14.
Kansas is one of 13 teams that will play on the par-72 course which will play 6,142 yards for the Indiana University Golf Course. Following a practice round on Friday, April 12, the tournament will consist of 36 holes on Saturday, April 13 with the final 18 holes on April 14.
Kansas, which has two tournaments titles and seven top 10 finishes in 2012-13, is using the lineup of juniors Thanuttra ‘Fhong’ Boonraksasat and Meghan Potee, freshman Yupaporn ‘Mook’ Kawinpakorn, sophomore Minami Levonowich and senior Audry Yowell. Sophomore Gabby DiMarco will compete as an individual at the Indiana Invitational.
“We plan on sticking to our game plan of playing to our strengths and playing as smart as we can and as tough as we can,” KU head coach Erin O’Neil said. “We’ve had some tough weather conditions throughout the year and the girls have done a good job of muscling through that, staying in the moment and keeping their expectations where they need to be and it’s paying off.”
Boonraksasat, Kawinpakorn and Potee have been KU’s most consistent players throughout the 2012-13 season. Boonraksasat and Kawinpakorn each average 75.5 strokes per 18 holes, while Potee is at 76.1. Yowell is a 78.0, while Levonowich shoots 79.1 per round and DiMarco 78.9.
“Fhong, Mook and Meghan have been our most consistent spots throughout the year,” O’Neil said. “(With) the 4-5 spots, we’ve had to rotate a couple of players in and out of there. Hopefully we can see those spots dig down and find what we need to get some consistent scores.”
Other teams in the Indiana Invitational field include Akron, Ball State, Bradley, Dayton, Drake, Eastern Michigan, Evansville, Illinois State, host Indiana, Southern Illinois, Toledo and Valparaiso.
“I think it (the Indiana Invitational) will be similar conditions,” O’Neil said of KU’s following tournament at the Big 12 Championship at Rhodes, Iowa, April 19-21. “The weather is not going super pleasant and I think the golf courses will be similar. It will be a good precursor going into conference.”
KUAthletics.com: The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.