Kansas women’s golf ends regular season with top-five finish

Dale McNamara Invitational
Tulsa Country Club | Tulsa, Okla.
Par-70| 6,112 yards

Fonseca Diaz finished tied for third, the best finish of her Jayhawk career.
Day 2 Results
Place Team Score
1 Tulsa 881 (+41)
2 New Mexico State 886 (+46)
3 BYU 893 (+53)
4 Fresno State 900 (+60)
5 Kansas 907 (+67)
T6 Colorado State 915 (+75)
T6 Oral Roberts 915 (+75)
8 Cincinnati 936 (+96)
9 Missouri State 941 (+101)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Greta Bruner Tulsa 211 (+1)
2 Camille Orito NMSU 217 (+7)
T3 Ariadna Fonseca Diaz KU 219 (+9)
T3 Beatriz Garcia ORU 219 (+9)
T3 Rose Huang Ole Miss 219 (+9)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T3 Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 219 (+9)
T14 Victoria Chandra 226 (+16)
T20 Xinyun Yu (Ind.) 228 (+18)
T33 Kallie Gonzales (Ind.) 234 (+24)
T33 Pitsinee Winyarat (ind.) 234 (+24)
T38 Chomchana Phuchanbanchob 235 (+25)
T38 Yi-Tsen Chou 235 (+25)

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TULSA, Okla.- The Kansas women’s golf team finished fifth Dale McNamara Invitational Tuesday in the final regular season tournament of the 2016-17 campaign.

Kansas’ top golfer, Ariadna Fonseca Diaz, finished the event in a tie for third place, her second top-five finish of the season. She carded an 8-over 78 to end the event at 9-over.

“Ari is very close to breaking through and winning (a tournament),” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “The last couple tournaments have been a great experience for her to learn what she needs to do to push through and get the win.”

Victoria Chandra, who in the third round fired two birdies, a team-high for the day, finished tied for 14th.

KU individual competitor Xinyun Yu fired her first eagle of her young Jayhawk career in the third round on the 12th hole. Yu finished the three-round event at 18-over and in a tie for 20th place.

Following day one where juniors Kallie Gonzales and Pitsinee Winyarat finished in a tie for 33rd place, the pair remained in the same position by the end of round three, finishing 24-over in a tie for 33rd place.

A stroke behind Gonzales and Winyarat finished another pair of Jayhawks, sophomore Chomchana Phuchanbanchob and freshman Yi-Tsen Chou, who both carded three-round 25-overs to tie for 38th place.

Over the course of the two-day event, Kansas finished 67-over. The Jayhawk golfers fired a collective 19 birdies.

Host Tulsa (+41) won the Dale McNamara Invitational, followed by New Mexico State (+46), BYU (+53) and Fresno State (+60).

“We have to be more disciplined on and off the course and take care of things that we should be,” O’Neil said. “We have a week to regroup and refocus before the conference tournament.”

Postseason play begins for the Jayhawks when they travel to San Antonio, Texas to compete in the Big 12 Championship April 21-23.

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