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Freshman Yi-Tsen Chou finished her first Big 12 Championship with a 6-over 222, to place in a tie for ninth at the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio, Texas. 


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  • With her performance at the Big 12 Championship, Yi-Tsen Chou became the first Kansas freshman to finish in the top-10 at the Big 12 Championship since Yupaporn Kawinpakorn tied for 10th at the 2013 event. She also posted the highest finish by a KU freshman since Amanda Costner tied for seventh at the 2004 championship. As a result, Chou was named the All-Big 12 Tournament Team.  
  • The Jayhawks collected three top-5 team finishes during the season, including the Westbrook Spring Invitational (t2nd), Hawkeye-El Tigre Invitational (t5th) and the Dale McNamara Invitational (5th).
  • Sophomores Ariadna Fonseca Diaz and Victoria Chandra were each named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
  • Chandra opened up the Westbrook Spring Invitational with the second-lowest 18-hole total in program history with a 67 in the first round, only behind Kawinpakorn’s 63 at the 2015 Schooner Classic.
  • With Chandra’s solid round and the addition of transfer Chomchana Phuchanbanchob to the Jayhawk lineup, KU finished the Westbrook Spring Invitational with program records for lowest 18-hole score (280 in the first round) and 54-hole total (865).
  • Fonseca Diaz paced the Jayhawks at the Westbrook Spring Invitational with her first of two top-5 finishes on the season.
  • At the LSU Tiger Golf Classic, Fonseca Diaz recorded a hole-in-one on the par 3, 159-yard No. 13 hole.
  • Fonseca Diaz led the Jayhawks in scoring average (75.48), percentage of rounds counted (83.87) and in rounds even or under par (5).
  • Redshirt freshman Xinyun Yu, playing as an individual, recorded an eagle on the 12th hole of the third round at the Dale McNamara Invitational after scoring a 2 on the par 4.
  • The Jayhawks did not have a single senior on the roster for 2016-17 and add incoming freshman Sera Tadokoro for the upcoming season.