Kansas Jayhawks

Yi-Tsen Chou

Class Junior
Hometown Kaohsiung, Taiwan
High School Kaohsiung Municipal San-min Senior HS

Big 12 All-Tournament Team, Fall 2016 Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls (4.0 GPA). 2017-18: Big 12 Academic First Team, Fall Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls, Spring Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls

 SENIOR (Fall 2019)
Competed in five events … Recorded two top-20 finishes … Top Kansas finisher at the Minnesota Invitational (9/9-10) where she placed in a tie for 17th place while shooting 2-over 146 … Posted a top-20 finish at the Sunflower Invitational (9/15-16) when she tied for 16th place and shot 9-over 225.

 JUNIOR (2018-19)
Competed in 10 events … Recorded five top-10 finishes … Shot three rounds under par at the Minnesota Invitational for the second top-five finish of her career (9/10-11) … Shot her career best three-round total with a 2-under (214) and finished in a tie for 3rd … Top Kansas finisher in three-of-five fall events (Minnesota Invitational, Ron Moore Intercollegiate and SMU Trinity Forest Invitational.)

 SOPHOMORE (2017-18)
Competed in 10 events … Shot one round under-par at the Minnesota Invitational (9/11-12) and shot a season-low 54-hole-total (221) … Recorded a top-10 finish at the Marilynn Smith Invitational (9/17-19) … Recorded a top-five finish for the first time in her career after shooting 8-over 224 at the Chip-N-Club Invitational (10/1-3) … Top Kansas finisher at the Palmetto Intercollegiate (10/22-24) shot 8-over (226) and finished in a tie for 25th… Shot 7-over at the MountainView Collegiate (3/23-25) and recorded a top-20 finish… Top Kansas finisher at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (4/13-14) where she finished tied for 44th.

Summer 2017
Won the Yegander Amateur Classic in her hometown of Kaohsiung where she claimed an 8-stroke victory … Has won this event two out of the last three years … She also emerged as the top amateur at the Kaohsiung Golf Heritage Tour where she played alongside professionals and ran away with a 12-stroke victory.

 FRESHMAN (2016-17)
Competed in 10 events … Recorded three top-10 finishes … Averaged 76.25 strokes per round … Counted 80 percent of her rounds played … Led the team with most rounds played at even-par, with two … Was the top finisher for Kansas in five of the 10 events that she played in … Finished tied for sixth at the Trinity Forest Invitational (11/7) …  Finished in the top-20 in three of the last four events of the spring season … Shot a career-best 218 (+2) and tied for eighth at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic (3/24-26) … Carded a 220 (+4) and tied for 12th at the Hawkeye-El Tigre Invitational … At the Big 12 Championship (4/21-23), shot a 222 (+6) to finish her first postseason tournament tied for ninth… 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 … Also posted the highest finish by a KU freshman since Amanda Costner tied for seventh at the 2004 championship … As a result, Chou was also named the Big 12 All-Tournament Team.

Competed as an amateur since 2015 … Made the cut in four professional tournaments on the Taiwan LPGA Tour … Placed 26th (76-73-72 – 221) at the 2016 TLPGA Future Open and also made the cut (77-72-79 – 228) at the Yeangder TLPGA Open, with both pro events held in Taipei … Won the 2015 Yeangder National Amateur Open shooting a four-round 311 on the Hsin Chu Golf Course in Taiwan …Participated in an American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) event at Alvamar Golf Club in Lawrence in summer 2015 … Placed second with a two-round 141 (-3) at the 2015 Ping Summer Championship Series at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, California … Tied for 15th in a 62-golfer field at the 2015 Yeangder TLPGA Open, carding a 4-over 220 (72-72-76) at Tonghwa Golf Course in Chinese Taipei … Finished fourth among the amateurs at the 2015 TLPGA Open … Made the cut at the 2015 CTBC Shanghai Ladies Classic carding a 71-74-77 at the Orient Golf & Country Club in Taipei … Placed fifth at the 2015 AJGA Yorba Linda Junior Amateur, shooting a 74-73-78 in California … Competed in the 2014 FCG International Junior Golf Championship in San Diego, California, where she shot a 76-79-73 (228).

Full name is Yi-Tsen Chou … Nicknamed “Tina” … Born in Pingtung, Taiwan … Parents are Juiling and Chenglong … Majoring in general studies.