Weather Forces Extra Play on Day Two as Kansas Finishes Third
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Kansas freshman Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee shot a 70-74 Saturday to record a top-10 finish at the Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate at Forest Hills Golf Club.
Due to approaching inclement weather the Kansas women’s golf team was forced to double up play on Saturday. Kansas finished fourth in the 14-team field with a three-round 912 (+48), one stroke behind third-place East Tennessee State. KU’s best round came Saturday morning when the Jayhawks fired at 6-over par, 294, the lowest round by any team in the event.
Sakdee finished tied for eighth with a three-round 225 (+9) in the 75-golfer field. It marked her second top-10 finish of the 2013-14 season.
“I’m very proud of the effort the entire team put forth today,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “The greens were very challenging at Forest Hills and can easily get in your head if you end up in the wrong area. We showed a lot of mental toughness throughout both rounds and finished strong to move up the leaderboard. This week has definitely been a great boost to our confidence and we are looking forward to our next event at Briars Creek.”
Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn’s contributed to the team’s effort by recording a final round even-par, 72. Mook’s score was a nine-stroke improvement from her morning round where she carded a 9-over par, 81. Mook ended the tournament in a tie for 19th with a 230, (+14).
Thanruttra “Fhong” Boonraksasat carded a morning round 73, (+1), followed by a final round 75 (+3), bringing her final score to 227 (+11) placing her in a tie for 12th. Meghan Potee carded a final round 79 (+7) behind a strong second round 73 (+1), bringing her into a tie for 27th with a 16-over par (232). Rounding out the Jayhawks effort was Minami Levonowich who shot a six-over par, 78, followed by a seven-over par, 79, bringing her tournament total to 237 (+21) placing her in a tie for 39th.
Gabriella DiMarco of Kansas recorded a morning round 82 (+10) and a final round 79 (+7) as an individual bringing her total to 248 (+32), placing her in a tie for 69th.
Vanderbilt won the event and led from wire to wire finishing with a tournament total of 896 (+32). Mercer finished in second 906 (+42), five strokes ahead of East Tennessee State (+47) then KU.
Lacey Fears of Mercer University won the event as she finished the tournament with a three-round total of 217 (+1). Second place Samantha Postillion of Illinois finished four strokes behind Fears as she finished with a 221 (+5).
Up next the Jayhawks will travel to John Island S.C., where they will partake in the Briar’s Creek Invitational March 24-25.
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