Inclement weather cuts Clemson Invite short after two rounds
SUNSET, S.C. – Due to inclement weather, the third round of the Clemson Invitational was postponed indefinitely on Tuesday afternoon. The final results were reverted back to the scores at the end of the second round, placing Kansas in 18th place. The Jayhawks ultimately fired a two-round 26-over 602 (303-299-602).
Sophomore Sera Tadokoro moved up 26 spots on the leaderboard after round one to emerge as Kansas’ leader after two days of play, finishing in a tie for 41st. She carded three birdies on her way to firing her fourth under par round of the year, firing a 1-under 71 for a two-day 2-over 146. Tadokoro was on her way to her second-straight under par round on Tuesday before scattered thunderstorms prematurely ended the event. Kansas ultimately fired an 11-over 299 on day two and carded nine birdies as a team in the second round.
Freshman Pear Pooratanaopa carded two rounds of 75 for a two-day total of 6-over 150. She finishes in a tie for 69th place.
Senior Chomchana Phuchanbanchob posted consecutive rounds of 76 and carded a pair of birdies in the second round but couldn’t move up the leaderboard, shooting a second round 4-over 76 for a two-day 8-over 152 performance. She finishes in a tie for 79th place.
Despite carding three birdies down the stretch in round two, freshman Lauren Heinlein moved down a spot and carded another consecutive round shooting 77. Heinlein finishes with a two-day 10-over 154. Senior Yi-Tsen Chou couldn’t gain any momentum over two rounds, recording a 8-over 80 for a tie in 90th place
Competing as an individual, senior Ariadna Fonseca Diaz posted a 7-over 79 for a spot in 93rd place. She concludes the tournament posting consecutive rounds of 79. Fonseca Diaz finished the third round firing a 70 before the event was postponed.
The Jayhawks competed against five opponents ranked inside GolfStat’s top-15 including the winner of the tournament, No. 7 Vanderbilt (-21). Other opponents included No. 5 Florida State (+3), No. 14 Auburn (-3), No. 17 Virginia (+5) and No. 18 Michigan State (+4).
The Jayhawks travel to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma for the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship held at the par-72, 6,246 yard Golf Club of Oklahoma. Action kicks off on Sunday, April 14, with top-seed Texas, No. 2 seed Oklahoma and No. 3 seed TCU teeing off at 8:00 a.m. CT. At 9:00 a.m. CT, No. 4 Baylor, No. 5 Texas Tech and No. 6 Iowa State will follow. Seventh-seed Oklahoma State will play alongside No. 8 Kansas and No. 9 Kansas State beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT. Three Big 12 teams are currently in the top 25 of the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings with No. 6 Texas, No. 21 Oklahoma and No. 23 TCU. The awards ceremony will follow Tuesday’s final round. The event is free and open to the public. Live scoring will be available on Big12Sports.com