Jayhawks finish round one at the Clemson Invitational

SUNSET, S.C. – The Kansas women’s golf team opened play at the Clemson Invitational on Sunday morning, playing 18 holes on the par-72, 6,260 yard course at the Reserve at Lake Keowee. The Jayhawks finished in 18th place after round one, firing a 15-over 303.

Facing off against some strong competition with five teams in Golfstat’s top-15 rankings, the Jayhawks couldn’t capitalize on some timely shots which kept them from moving into the top-15.

Sophomore Sera Tadokoro led the way on day one, firing a solid round of 3-over 75 to put her in a tie for 67th place. She carded an eagle on her fifth hole of the day and finished the back nine with a 1-over effort. Joining Tadokoro in 67th place was freshman Pear Pooratanaopa who carded a birdie and also shot 1-over on the back nine to join Tadokoro in the standings.

Senior Chomchana Phuchanbanchob hit for par on eight of her first nine holes, but couldn’t overcome a trio of bogeys, which put her in a tie for 80th. She shot a 4-over 76.

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Junior Yi-Tsen Chou had trouble coming back from some early bogeys, but ended up finishing strong on the back nine. She ultimately fired a 5-over 77 for a tie in 85th place after round one.

Making her first appearance since September’s Lady Paladin Invitational, freshman Lauren Heinleinfired a 5-over 77 to sit with Chou in 85th.

Competing as an individual for the first time this season, senior Ariadna Fonseca Diaz carded a 7-over 79.

No. 7 Vanderbilt and No. 14 Auburn are currently tied for first, firing a 10-under 278 to be at the top of the leaderboard.

Follow along for second round action of the Clemson Invitational starting Monday morning at 8 a.m. Live stats throughout the day can be found here.