Kawinpakorn Helps Jayhawks Finish Seventh at Briar’s Creek

Briar’s Creek Invitational
Golf Club at Briar’s Creek // Johns Island S.C.
Par 72 // 6,120 yards
Freshman Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee
Team Leaderboard Thru 3 Rounds Par 864
Team Score
1. Texas Tech 888 (+24)
2. Penn State 892 (+28)
3. East Carolina 894 (+30)
4. GRU Augusta 895 (+31)
5. Clemson 899 (+35)
6. Chattanooga 901 (+37)
7. Kansas 903 (+39)
T8. Wisconsin 907 (+43)
T8. East Tennessee State 907 (+43)
10. South Florida 912 (+48)
11. Illinois 919 (+55)
T12. Coastal Carolina 920 (+56)
T12. Maryland 920 (+56)
14. Indiana 921 (+57)
15. College of Charleston (Host) 922 (+58)
16. Princeton 984 (+120)
17. Charleston Southern 985 (+121)
Individual Leaderboard Thru 3 Rounds Par 216
Place Name Team Score
1. Christina Vosters Penn State 215 (-1)
T2. Ashley Burke South Florida 217 (+1)
T2. Alexandria Papell Maryland 217 (+1)
T2. Lena Schaeffner Coastal Carolina 217 (+1)
5. Kimmy Hill Texas Tech 218 (+2)
Kansas Leaderboard Thru 3 Rounds Par 216
Place Name Score
T15. Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn 223 (+7)
T18. Thanuttra “Fhong” Boonraksasat 224 (+8)
T31. Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee 227 (+11)
T43. Minami Levonowich 230 (+14)
T72. Meghan Potee 241 (+25)
77 Gabriella DiMarco (Individual) 243 (+27)

JOHN ISLAND, S.C. – Kansas sophomore Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn led the 40th-ranked KU women’s golf team to a seventh-place finish at the Briar’s Creek Intercollegiate at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek in John Island, S.C., Tuesday. Mook recorded a final round 72 (E), bringing her total to 223 (+7), placing her in a tie for 15th.
The Jayhawks improved their score by seven strokes for the second consecutive round, recording a final round 294 (+6), which was a tie for the fourth lowest team score for the tournament. Kansas finished the tournament with a final card of 903 (+39) in the 17-team field.

“I’m very pleased with how we played today,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “I think we are close to putting some really low scores together as a team. “Overall we need to continue to improve our course management along with our putting. We had a few too many three-putts.”
Freshman Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee sat at three-over par with five holes left to play and went on a tear as she birdied three of her final five holes bringing her third round score to 72 (E). Faii ended the round with six birdies as she assisted the Jayhawks effort in carding one of their lowest team rounds on the year. Faii finished the event with a total score of 227 (+11), placing her in a tie for 31st in the 93-golfer field.
KU senior Thanuttra “Fhong” Boonraksasat recorded her sixth top-20 finish of the season as she finished in a tie for 18th. Fhong carded a final round 75 (+3), bringing her tournament total to 224 (+8).
Jayhawk junior Minami Levonowich mirrored her first round score of 75 (+3) bringing her three-round total to 230 (+14), placing her in a tie for 43rd. Senior Meghan Potee ended the tournament on her best round of the event by recorded a five-over par, 72, bringing her total to 241 (+25) placing her in a tie for 72nd.
Junior Gabriella DiMarco, who played as an individual for Kansas, also carded her best round of the tournament behind a 78 (+6), placing her in 77th with a three-round score of 243 (+27).
Big 12 opponent Texas Tech won the event with a three round score of 888 (+24), behind a final round 286 (-2). Penn State finished four strokes behind Texas Tech with a final card of 892 (+28), with a final round score of 289 (+3).
Up next the Jayhawks will travel to Dallas, Texas, on April 4-6, where they will compete in the SMU Invitational.
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