RCW: Inside Women's Golf 3.30

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The Jayhawks fired 46 birdies over the course of the three-day Hawkeye-El Tigre Invitational.


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  • Kansas competed in the Hawkeye-El Tigre Invitational in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 2-4. It was KU’s first and only trip abroad during the 2016-17 season.
  • The Jayhawks had two top-25 finishers: freshman Yi-Tsen Chou, who finished tied for 12th and sophomore Chomchana Phuchanbanchob, who finished 23rd.
  • Chou’s 12th-place finish made it her second-consecutive event in which she was the top finisher for the Jayhawks. She finished tied for eighth at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic, March 24-26.
  • Chou shot two0consecutive 2-over par 74s, followed by an even-par 72, with a team-high 12 birdies.
  • As a team, Kansas finished in a tie for fifth out of 15 teams, the team’s best finish since it tied for second with Ohio State at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Arizona, February 26-27.
  • Following round one, Chou and sophomore Ariadna Fonseca Diaz were tied for 11th place.
  • Phuchanbanchob advanced 26 spots up the leaderboard, beginning round two in 36th place and ending the round in 10th.
  • Phuchanbanchob’s second-round 70 was the low score for any of the Jayhawks during the three-day event.

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