Kawinpakorn in Contention to Advance after Round Two in NCAA Regional
SAN ANTONIO – Kansas junior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, playing as an individual, carded a 1-under 71 Friday and is tied for fourth after two rounds at the women’s golf NCAA Regional at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course in San Antonio. Being one of the top three individuals in the 96-golfer field, Kawinpakorn is in contention to advance to the NCAA Championship.
After shooting a career-low 67 (-5) in Thursday’s opening round, Kawinpakorn is tied with four others in the 96-golfer field with 36-hole total score of 138 (-6). The low six teams and low three individuals (not on those teams) from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championship, May 25-27, at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida. In this, Kawinpakorn is tied for first among the three individuals attempting to advance.
On Friday, Kawinpakorn remained consistent throughout the round after carding 15 pars and two birdies. With her 67, Kawinpakorn’s posted back-to-back under par rounds for the first time in 2014-15. She now has a total of 13 rounds of even-par or better for the season.
“Mook (Kawinpakorn) played steady today, didn’t have as many looks at birdie but still a very solid round.” Kansas head coach Erin O’Neil said. “She’s in good position going into tomorrow, needs to stick to playing the golf course tomorrow and be confident in her abilities, the rest will take care of itself.”
Tennessee currently leads the regional as a team by four strokes with an overall score of 557 (-19). Baylor is next with a two round total of 561 (-15). Baylor’s Hayley Davis leads the event as an individual by one stroke with a 36-hole score of 135 (-9).
The final round will be played tomorrow, Saturday, May 9. Live scoring can be found at Golfstat.com.
KUAthletics.com: The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.