Tadokoro leads Kansas on day two of Palmetto Intercollegiate
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Sera Tadokoro powered the Kansas women’s golf team with consistent shooting and helped move the Jayhawks to 11th place in the standings on day two of the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Tadokoro continued her steady pace and improved to an even par 72 score for the second day. She currently sits inside the top-20 at 15th place.
“Sera has been playing very good, consistent golf for us the last eight rounds,” said head coach Erin O’Neil. “She needs to trust her strengths tomorrow, do her best not to force birdies, and stay patient. If she does that, then she will have another great finish for the fall.”
Senior Yi-Tsen Chou turned her performance around after day one and fired an impressive score of 1-under par 71 during the today’s play. Chou carded four birdies on her way to moving up the leaderboard 25 spots.
Following a shaky first round, sophomore Pear Pooratanaopa bounced back and fired even scoring for most of the competition to end the day with a score of 1-over par 73.
Junior Aristelle Acuff and freshman Ying-Ting Hsieh’s troubles continued as both were burdened by too many bogeys to gain any ground on the individual leaderboard.
As a team, Kansas moved up five spots into 11th place and looks to continue to climb upward heading into the final round of play.
“As a team, we need to be committed to whatever decision we make for the shot and swing away without fear,” said O’Neil. “We can handle whatever comes our way, we just have to trust in ourselves to do it. It’s supposed to rain all day as well so it will be even more important to be mentally strong and to make sound choices for us to move up the leaderboard.”
The Jayhawks will conclude the Palmetto Intercollegiate on Tuesday, Oct. 15 with a shotgun start scheduled for 8:30 a.m. (CT).
Fans can follow along throughout the tournament on the KU women’s golf social channels and via GolfStat.