Tadokoro paces Jayhawks on day two of Lady Paladin Invitational
GREENVILLE, S.C. – It was another solid outing of consistent and controlled shooting for the Kansas women’s golf team as they remain in fifth place positioning following the completion of the second round of the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina.
After leading Kansas on day two of the tournament, junior Sera Tadokoro continued her torrid pace, shooting par on 10 holes and carding four birdies. She ended the day with an even score (72) to end the day tied in fourth place.
"Sera is hitting the ball very well, she is hitting lots of greens and giving herself good looks at birdies. She’s had some unnecessary three putts, that otherwise would have put her in the 60’s both days. She’s got one more round to put up a great score and she’s very close."Erin O'Neil, Head Coach
It was also another steady day for sophomore Pear Pooratanaopa and junior Aristelle Acuff. Pooratanaopa ended the day in T16th positioning after shooting 4-over par (76) with two birdies while carding 11 pars. Acuff stayed consistent following the first day and finished just outside of the Top-20 in T25th place while shooting 3-over par (75).
Senior Yi-Tsen Chou and freshman Ying-Ting Hsieh struggled to find a rhythm on the first day of the tournament and it continued into the second day as both carded too many bogeys to advance in positioning.
“Ying-Ting and Yi-Tsen need to, more than anything, be more coachable,” said O’Neil. “They have the ability to do much better, but are making some poor decisions.”
As a team, Kansas was less consistent but is still sitting in fifth place after a second round score of 302 (+14), trailing No. 1 Wake Forest, No. 18 Furman, North Florida and UNC Wilmington.
"For us to hold position and to move up the leaderboard, we have to eliminate the unnecessary double bogeys. We are looking forward to teeing up tomorrow and having a solid final round."Erin O'Neil, Head Coach
The Jayhawks will play the third and final round of the Lady Paladin Invitational Sunday, Sept. 29 with an 8 a.m. (CT) shotgun start.