Chou on pace for top-10 finish at Big 12 Championship
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Facing windy conditions up to 20-30 miles per hour, the Kansas Jayhawks concluded the second round of the Big 12 Championship Monday at the Golf Club of Oklahoma. Kansas sits in sixth place after firing a 320 (+32), which brings its 36-hole total to 617 (+41). The par-72, 6,341-yard course was tough to navigate for all nine teams on day two, as no team improved on its first-round score and no player in the 45-player field shot below par.
Three Jayhawks were tied for 10th place after Sunday’s opening round, one of them being junior Yi-Tsen Chou, who now sits in a tie for third after two rounds of play by firing a 75 (+3). Chou was consistent straight out of the tee box by carding a birdie on her first hole of the day and ultimately finishing with three to help her move seven spots up the leaderboard and earn a spot in the top-five going into Tuesday’s final round. Her solid play is pacing the Jayhawks as she is 149 (+5) on the tournament. Chou is on track for her second career top-10 finish at the Big 12 Championship, previously finishing ninth at the 2016 tournament.
Pear Pooratanaopa is in the top-20 thanks to a solid back nine which included two birdies. She tallied a 80 (+8) in the second round and she is 154 (+10) for the tournament, currently sitting in a tie for 17th place.
Senior Ariadna Fonseca Diaz ended the day shooting 80 (+8) and is tied for 29th place at 158 (+14).
Sera Tadokoro and Chomchana Phuchanbanchob are tied for 35th place, shooting 160 (+16) over two days of tournament play. Tadokoro pocketed one birdie but couldn’t move up the leaderboard as she shot an 86 (+14) Monday. Phuchanbanchob started the day off with a birdie and carded an 85 (+13) on day two.
Texas leads the tournament by 22 strokes with an overall score of 584 (+8).
For the third and final round of the Big 12 Championship, the Jayhawks will tee off at 9 a.m., CT, Tuesday, paired with players from Oklahoma and TCU. Live scoring will be available here.