Kawinpakorn Sets KU Record in Tying for Second at Big 12 Championship

Big 12 Championship
University of Texas Golf Club//Austin, Texas
Par 72 // 6,369 yards
Seniors Meghan Potee and Thanuttra Boonraksasat
Team Leaderboard Thru 3 Rounds Par 864
Team Score
1 Oklahoma 861 (-3)
2 Texas 878 (+14)
3 Baylor 884 (+20)
T4 Iowa State 886 (+22)
T4 Kansas 886 (+22)
6 Texas Tech 901 (+37)
7 Oklahoma State 906 (+42)
8 Kansas State 916 (+52)
9 TCU 917 (+53)
Individual Leaderboard Thru 3 Round Par 216
Place Name Team Score
1 Chirapat Jao-Javanil Oklahoma 209 (-7)
T2 Natalie Karcher Texas 211 (-5)
T2 Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn Kansas 211 (-5)
T4 Chonlada Chayanun Iowa State 216 (E)
T4 Laura Lonardi Baylor 216 (E)
Kansas Leaderboard Thru 3 Round Par 216
Place Name Score
T2 Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn 211 (-5)
T26 Minami Levonowich 227 (+11)
T26 Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee 227 (+11)
T33 Thanuttra “Fhong” Boonraksasat 228 (+12)
35 Meghan Potee 230 (+14)

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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