KU Women's Golf in Eighth Place Following Day One of Dale McNamara Invitational
Sept. 17, 2012
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Kansas junior Thanuttra Boonraksasat shot an even par 72 on the second round of the Dale McNamara Invitational to lead the KU women’s golf team to a eighth-place two-round score of 598 at the Golf Club of Oklahoma here Monday.
The Jayhawks shot a 295 in the morning round and a 303 in the afternoon as play with continue with the final round Tuesday morning.
“Our ball striking wasn’t as good as it can be in the afternoon round and that’s where we lost a couple of shots coming in,” Kansas head coach Erin O’Neil said. “I think our short game looked good today and I think we did a good job course management, of playing within ourselves and having a good attitude throughout the day.”
Boonraksasat shot a three-over 75 in the morning round and leads the Kansas golfers with a 147, which is tied for 17th among the 75-individual field. In her even-par round, the Samutprakan, Thailand, native had two birdies and two bogies.
Kansas freshmen Yupaporn Kawinpakorn also came out strong shooting a one-under 71, which included four birdies, in morning round. Kawinpakorn shot a 78 in her second round and her 149 total is tied for 23rd. KU junior Meghan Potee is one shot behind Kwainpakorn with a 150, carding a 75 in each round, which is tied for 28th among individuals.
“This was freshman Yupaporn Kawinpakorn’s first college tournament and first college round,” O’Neil said. “She shot a one under par which is pretty impressive to do coming out of the gate—she impressed me the most,” O’Neil said. “I think Meghan Potee was the most consistent for the two-rounds.”
KU sophomore Gabby DiMarco enters Tuesday’s final round tied for 37th after shooting a 74-78 for a 152. Jayhawk senior Audrey Yowell is tied for 52nd after carding a 75-80 for a 155.
“Everyone across the board had a lot of birdies, which was a good change of pace from last year—so there’s lots of good there,” O’Neil said. “We need to go out and look at tomorrow as a clean slate with no expectations. It’s a new day with new challenges that we’ll have to face and hopefully today helped their confidence in knowing that have the shots and tools that they need and that they can trust it and stay in the moment and commit to every shot they hit.”
Arizona State leads the 15-team field after day one with a score of 572. Florida is four shots back and sits second with a 576. Florida’s Isabelle Lendl leads all individuals with a two-round score of 138 (71-67).
Fans can follow live scoring of the final round at the Dale McNamara Invitational at – http://www.golfstatresults.com//public/index.cfm?tournament_id=3520.
Dale McNamara Invitational
Golf Club of Oklahoma – Broken Arrow, Okla. (par 72)
1. Arizona State – 280-292—572
2. Florida – 285-291—576
3. East Carolina – 293-291—584
4. Oklahoma State – 289-297—586
5. Kennesaw State – 300-290—590
6. SMU – 300-294—594
7. Coastal Carolina – 293-303—296
8. KANSAS – 295-303—598
9. Arkansas-Little Rock – 294-306—600
1. Isabelle Lendl, Florida – 71-67—138
T2. Camilla Hedberg, Florida – 67-73—140
T2. Javde Panos, Oklahoma State – 70-70—140
T4. Laura Blanco, Arizona State – 70-72—142
T4. Dani Ordonez, Arizona State – 71-71—142
6. Kelsey Vines, Oklahoma State – 70-73—143
T17. Thanuttra Boonraksasat – 75-72—147
T23. Yupaporn Kawinpakorn – 71-78—149
T28. Meghan Potee – 75-75—150
T37. Gabby DiMarco – 74-78—152
T49. Audrey Yowell – 75-80—155
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