Kansas women's golf releases 2018-19 schedule

LAWRENCE, Kan – Kansas women’s golf head coach Erin O’Neil released the Jayhawks’ schedule for the 2018-19 season Tuesday. Once again KU’s season will open at the Minnesota Invitational (Sept. 10-11). It marks the fourth-consecutive season the Jayhawks have competed in the event.  
“I am very excited about our schedule for next year,” O’Neil said. “There’s a good mix of new and familiar events that will challenge us yet give us a chance to return to some courses where we have experience playing.” 
KU will then travel to South Carolina (Sept. 21-23) to compete in the Lady Paladin Invitational. It marks the first time returning to the event since the 2014-15 season, when the Jayhawks tied for fifth in the event.
Next up, KU heads to Highlands Ranch, Colorado, to compete in the Roy Moore Intercollegiate (Oct. 5-7) for the first time since the 2007-08 season. From there, the Jayhawks will participate in the Palmetto Intercollegiate for the ninth time under O’Neil, who is entering her 15thseason at the helm of the KU program. The Jayhawks last won the Palmetto Intercollegiate in 2012. 
KU closes its fall competition with the Trinity Invitational (Oct. 29-30) in Dallas, Texas, where the Jayhawks tied for eighth place in 2017.
Kansas begins its spring schedule with the Moon Golf Invitational (Feb. 18-19) in Melbourne, Florida. This will mark the first time the Jayhawks have competed in this event under O’Neil. 
KU will also travel to South Carolina to compete in the Briar’s Creek Invitational for the third-consecutive year. The regular season then closes with the LSU Tiger Classic (March 29-31) and the Clemson Invitational (April 7-9).
“Our goal is to compete on the best courses against the best teams to help prepare us for reaching postseason play,” O’Neil said. “I think this schedule will definitely accomplish that.”
The 2019 Big 12 Championship will take place at the Golf Club of Oklahoma located in Broken Arrow on April 14-16. 
Kansas returns a majority of its roster from 2017-18 including Yi-Tsen Chou, who led the team with a 75.70 average as a sophomore. Senior Ariadna Fonseca Diaz will also return and ranked second in average last year with a 76.07.  Chomchana Phuchanbanchob and Victoria Chandra join Diaz as fellow seniors on the 2018-19 squad. 
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