Kawinpakorn Ties for First at SMU/DAC Invitational

SMU/DAC Invitational
Apr.10-11 * Dallas Athletic Club* Dallas, Texas* Par-72* 6,345 Yards
Junior Yupaporn Kaiwnpakorn
Day Two Results
SMU/DAC Invitational
Place Team Score
1 Oklahoma State 875 (+11)
2 Purdue 883 (+19)
T3 UC Davis 888 (+24)
T3 Texas Tech 888 (+24)
T5 Houston 900 (+36)
T5 Miami 900 (+36)
7 Kansas State 911 (+47)
8 Kansas 913 (+49)
9 Iowa State 914 (+50)
10 SMU 915 (+51)
11 TCU 920 (+56)
12 Tulsa 927 (+63)
13 Grand Canyon 933 (+69)
14 UTSA 935 (+71)
15 Nebraska 942 (+78)
16 North Texas 960 (+96)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
T1 August Kim Purdue 215 (-1)
T1 Yupaporn Kawinpakorn Kansas 215 (-1)
3 Maddie McCrary OK State 216 (E)
4 Aurora Kan Purdue 217 (+1)
5 Emma Broze OK State 218 (+2)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
2 Yupaporn Kawinpakorn 215 (-1)
T39 Pornvipa Sakdee 230 (+14)
T42 Minami Levonowich 232 (+16)
72 Gabriella DiMarco 244 (+28)
77 Michelle Woods 248 (+32)

DALLAS – Kansas junior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn tied for first at the SMU/DAC Invitational but lost medalist honors on the second playoff at the SMU/DAC Invitational at the Dallas Athletic Club Saturday.
In her third round, Kawinpakorn carded a 3-under 69 (-3) to tie Purdue’s Augusta Kim with a three-round 215 (-1). The two then had a playoff for medalist honors with both shooting par on the first extra hole. Kawinpakorn then bogeyed the second playoff hole while Kim shot par to claim medalist honors.
As a team, Kansas finished eighth out of 16 teams with a three-round 913 (+49). KU entered Saturday’s final round tied for fifth and shot a 311 (+23). Oklahoma State won the tournament by eight strokes with a team score of 875 (+11). Purdue finished in second place with an overall score of 883 (+19).
“We gave a lot of shots away in the final round mainly because we played scared over too many shots or made decisions that put us in very difficult situations to recover from.” Kansas head coach Erin O’Neil said. “Mook (Kawinpakorn) played some really solid golf especially in the second and third rounds. Her short game and mental game were particularly strong. The experience she gained from the playoff will help prepare her for the competition we will face at conference and NCAA’s.”
Kansas sophomore Pornvipa Sakdee finished tied for 39th in the 84-golfer field with a 54-hole score of 230 (+14) as she carded a 78 (+6) for round three of the event. Senior Minami Levonowich concluded tied for 42nd place with an overall score of 232 (+16). She finished the third round with a score of 80 (+8).
Jayhawk senior Gabriella DiMarco placed 72nd with a 244 (+28) and a third round score of 88 (+16), while senior Michelle Woods finished in 77th place with a total score of 248 (+32) and a final round score of 84 (+12).
The Jayhawks will take a week off of competition and begin postseason play at the Big 12 Championship in San Antonio, Texas, April 24-26. Last year, KU finished tied for fourth at the conference championship, its best finish since 1992 Big Eight Championships when the Jayhawks placed third.
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