Jayhawks in Fifth Place after Day 2 in Dallas
DALLAS, Texas – Kansas freshman Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee and senior Meghan Potee each shot 74 (+2) Saturday as the 40th-ranked Kansas women’s golf team currently sits in fifth place through two rounds at the SMU Invitational, Saturday in Dallas, Texas, at the Dallas Athletic Club.
Sakdee’s 2-over par brings her two day total to 153 (+9), placing her in a tie for 23rd in the 87-golfer field. One shot back, Potee now has a two day total of 154 (+10), placing her in a tie for 28th.
Kansas improved seven strokes from Friday’s first round by shooting a 299 Saturday. The Jayhawks as a team are 29-over par, 605, through two rounds, one stroke behind fourth place UTSA’s 604 in the 16-team field. Baylor is the team leader for the second-straight day with a two-round 591 (+16), while LSU is in second, three strokes back with a 595 (+19).
Sophomore Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinporkn struggled to find her groove early but was able to recover on the back nine as she carded two birdies Saturday bringing her second round total to 76 (+4). Mook, who entered Saturday’s second round as the individual tournament leader, currently sits in a tie for seventh with a two round score of 147 (+3).
KU senior Thanuttra “Fhong” Boonraksasat had a strong recovery from Friday’s first round as she carded a three-over par, 75, to move her up 17 spots into a tie for 64th. Fhong has a two round total of 161 (+17) behind five birdies thus far in the event.
Junior Minami Levonowich posted a 78 (+6) in the second round to bring her event total to 154 (+10), placing her in a tie with teammate Potee for 28th.
Elizabeth Mallet of North Carolina currently leads the field with a two round total of 141 (-3). Five other individuals are battling it out for second place as they are all tied at 146 (+2) through two rounds.
The SMU Invitational will conclude with one round, 18 holes, Sunday, April 6.
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