Jayhawks back in action at Sunflower Invitational

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s golf team has a quick turnaround and takes on in-state rival and Big-12 foe the Kansas State Wildcats at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational in Manhattan, Kansas.

The two-day tournament takes place Sept. 15-16 at the par-72 Colbert Hills Golf Course and features a field of 10 challenging opponents in Central Arkansas, Florida Gulf Coast, Kansas City, Kansas State, New Mexico State, North Texas, Rutgers, Texas-Arlington, Texas State and Tulsa.

Senior Yi-Tsen Chou is in the leadoff spot in the Jayhawks’ lineup for the second tournament in a row and coming off of a top-20 finish at the Minnesota Invitational last weekend with a 17th-place finish.

“We have to learn from last week and move forward,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “We have the ability to shoot great scores, but to actually succeed, we must be disciplined and committed to each shot. It will be breezy each day which will make some good shots look bad and some bad shots look great. Patience and resilience will be extremely important.”

Representing the middle of the lineup is junior Sera Tadokoro, freshman Ying-Ting Hsieh and sophomore Pear Pooratanaopa. Sophomore Abby Glynn, senior Annika Cedo and junior Aristelle Acuff close out the lineup and are seeing their first action of the young season.

The Sunflower Invitational is slated to begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 15 where 36 holes will be played. Monday will feature an 8 a.m. shotgun start for the final 18 holes of the tournament.

Fans can follow along throughout the tournament on the KU women’s golf social channels and via GolfStat.

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