Tadokoro leads Kansas on day one of Sunflower Invitational
MANHATTAN, Kan. – After dealing with inclement weather during the first tournament of the season, the Jayhawks were greeted with sunny skies as they competed in the first two rounds of the Sunflower Invitational at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, Kansas.
Sera Tadokoro led the way early for Kansas, tallying two birdies and shooting consistently throughout the day to finish just 1-over. Tadokoro currently sits at fourth place.
"Sera had a very solid day – she made 31 pars for the two rounds, which may seem boring, but it's a very encouraging sign. It men's she's doing a lot of good things with her game. She's hitting the ball great and managing the mental side of it as well. It was great to have her step us for us today.""Erin O'Neil, Head Coach
Pear Pooratanaopa followed right behind Tadokoro as she recorded three birdies and finished 6-over for day one in 20th place. Yi-Tsen Chou also had a solid outing, carding five birdies and sitting just outside the Top-20 at 23rd place.
Abby Glynn and Ying-Ting Hsieh struggled to find their stride as they both recorded bogeys that halted their momentum. They each tallied two birdies apiece.
As a team, KU shot 29-over 576, good for fifth place positioning in the opening rounds of action.
"We definitely left some shots out there between putting and course management decisions. Tomorrow we need to do a better job of picking our targets and committing to the shots we have chosen. If we do that, we can continue to move up the leaderboard."Erin O'Neil, Head Coach