Former KU Golfer Impressive in First Event as a Professional
LAWRENCE, Kan. – After a strong and successful career at Kansas, former KU women’s golfer Thanuttra “Fhong” Boonraksasat finished tied for eighth in her first event as a professional, July 22-25, at the 9th Singha-Sat Thai LPGA Championship at the Kabin Buri Sport Club in Kabinburi Prachinburi, Thailand.
Shortly after helping KU to one of its best seasons in school history, Boonraksasat, a native of Bangkok, Thailand, kept her momentum and has played well in her professional event that contained a 78-golfer field competing in three rounds.
Boonraksasat got off to a good start by shooting a 71 (-1) with three birdies in the first round of the 9th Singha-Sat Thai LPGA Championship and was tied for fourth. After a second round 75 (+3), she was able to have a great round three by shooting a 70 (-2) to help her finish in the top-10 in the tournament. The winner of the tournament was amateur, Wad Phaewchimplee, who shot a 209 (-9).
A redshirt senior in 2013-14, Boonraksasat played in the most events ever in KU women’s golf history with 47. She notched eight career top-five finishes and 13 top-10 placings as a Jayhawk. In the 2013-14 season, she played in every event and was second on the team in average stoke score with 75.62. Boonraksasat played a huge part for KU this past season to help the team qualify for the 2014 NCAA Regionals for the first time as KU advanced to NCAA Championships for the second time in school history and the first since 1990.
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