Tadokoro leads Jayhawks to fourth place finish at Sunflower Showdown
MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas women’s golf team wrapped up the Sunflower Invitational in a tie for fourth place after an even par 288 score in the final round at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas.
"We saw a lot of encouraging things today from everyone in our line up. Our course management was substantially better and it paid off with us shooting the low round of the day for the entire field. It really came down to us giving a lot of shots away in the first round, so definitely room for continued improvement. We loved seeing the fight that the team had in them to get their games back on track and not give up on themselves or each other. "Erin O'Neil, Head Coach
Sera Tadokoro led the charge for the Jayhawks with a top-10 finish in a field of 62 players after three rounds and carded a 3-over par 75 in the final 18 holes. She also tallied the second-most pars in the tournament with 40.
Also finishing in the Top-20 were Pear Pooratanaopa and Yi-Tsen Chou. Pooratanaopa had a strong finish and shot 1-under 71 in the final round to jump her to 12th place on the individual leaderboard. Chou shot even in the final two rounds to place in a tie for 16th.
"It was great to see Yitsen and Pear step up after a tough opening round. They didn’t let it get them down and were able to finish strong. Sera also had a great event and was one shot away from a top 5 finish. If she continues to put herself in contention it’s only a matter of time before she gets her first collegiate win."Erin O'Neil, Head Coach
The Jayhawks are back in action at the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina starting on Friday, Sept. 27 and ending on Sunday, Sept. 29.