Kawinpakorn Sets KU Record in Tying for Second at Big 12 Championship
AUSTIN, Texas – Kansas sophomore Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn finished tie for second with a three round score of 211 (-5) at the 2014 Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship at the University of Texas Golf Club Sunday.
Mook on the final day carded a 69 (-3) for the second time this tournament. Mook on the weekend carded 13 birdies giving her not only a new career 54-hole low but also set the Kansas school record 54-low. The three-round 211 (-5) breaks the previous record set by Amanda Costner (2004-07), who carded a 212 (-4) at the Ram Fall Classic on Sept. 12-13, 2005. Mook tied Texas’ Natalie Karcher for second place giving the KU sophomore Big 12 All-Tournament Team honors for the second straight season.
The 42nd-ranked Jayhawks finished the Big 12 Championship in a tie for fourth with a tournament total of 886 (+22). The KU finish was its highest in the 18-year history of the Big 12 and its best finish in a conference championship since it placed third in the 1992 Big Eight Tournament.
KU, which tied Baylor, shot a third round 294 (+6) Sunday, which was the Jayhawks’ third lowest round of the 2013-14 season. Seventh-ranked Oklahoma won the 2014 Big 12 Championship with a three round score of 861 (-3). No. 50 Texas finished in second with an 878 (+14) and Baylor third at 884 (+20).
Jayhawk junior Minami Levonowich and freshman Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee both finished in a tie for 26th in the 44-player field, with a tournament total of 227 (+11). Levonowich carded a final round 76, behind two birdies, while Faii shot 79 (+7) on Sunday.
KU senior Thanuttra “Fhong” Boonraksasat ended her final Big 12 Championship with a 71 (-1) giving her a tournament total of 228 (+12), placing her in a tie for 33rd. After shooting a 10-over 82 on Friday, Fhong rebounded with a 75 Saturday and 71 Sunday.
Kansas senior Meghan Potee also competed in her final Big 12 Championship as she carded a tournament total of 230 (+14) behind a final round 78 (+6), placing her in 35th.
Chirapat Jao-Javanil of Oklahoma won the individual portion with a tournament total of 209 (-7), behind a final round 68 (-4) followed by Mook and Karcher.
The Jayhawks will now wait patiently as they hope to see their names called during the Women’s Golf NCAA Tournament Regional Selection Show Monday at 5 p.m. The selection show will be televised on The Golf Channel.
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