RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.6 (Women's Golf)
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After placing second in the Marilynn Smith Invitational, the Kansas women’s golf team was able to take two weeks off to work on its course management and mental game. This proved effective as the Jayhawks came out victorious at the Chip-N Club Invitational Tuesday. The Jayhawks took command on day one, ending the round with an 11-stroke lead which led them through to the final round where they bested second-place Nebraska by seven strokes.
“It’s great to finally get a win,” said head coach Erin O’Neil. “Hopefully it will give the team confidence and motivate the players even more to keep working hard.”
The Chip-N Club Invitational was the first tournament team win for Kansas since October 2013 at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.
“Everyone did a great job this tournament making good decisions and being stronger mentally,” said O’Neil.
Junior Victoria Chandra and sophomore Yi-Tsen Chou led Kansas on the individual leaderboard, as both posted career-best fourth-place finishes, ending in a three-way tie along with South Dakota’s Abby Dufrane. Overall, the Jayhawks had four players finish in the top-10 and another two among the top-20.
“I’m proud of Victoria and Yi-Tsen for their top-five finishes,” said O’Neil. “We had to play in tough conditions all three rounds and they both managed their games well.”
The Jayhawks will have another two-week break before returning to South Carolina to compete in the Palmetto Intercollegiate on October 22.
“Moving forward, we still need to work on improving our putting and fine tuning our swings before heading to South Carolina,” said O’Neil.