KU Women’s Golf in Second after Two Rounds at Diane Thomason Invitational
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Kansas women’s golf team is in second place after the first two rounds of the Diane Thomason Invitational and is looking for its second team title of the season heading into Sunday’s final round in Iowa, City, Iowa.
The Jayhawks trail Illinois, the tournament leader, by one stroke heading into Sunday’s final 18 holes at Finkbrine Golf Course in Iowa City. Illinois is +24 as a team with a 600, while KU is at 601.
KU sophomore Yupaporn Kawinpakorn led the way for the Jayhawks through the first two rounds, finishing her day on a high note by shooting a 2-under 70 in the second round. Kawinpakorn is tied for fourth place heading into Sunday’s final round with a four-over 148. Illinois’ Stephanie Miller leads the 73-golfer field at even-par 144 (74-70).
Kansas senior Thanuttra Boonraksasat also had a strong showing and sits in a tie for sixth after two rounds. Boonraksasat, who shot 72-78-150, is looking for her third consecutive top-10 finish of the fall.
While Kawinpakorn and Boonrksasat each had strong showings Saturday, it was a total team effort for the Jayhawks. Junior Minami Levonowich and senior Meghan Potee are each in the top-20. Levonowich carded a 76 (+4) in both rounds Saturday and is in a tie for 12th at 152. Potee, who won previously this season at the Marilynn Smith Invitational, is in a tie for 19th at 153.
The Jayhawks have finished in the top four of all three events this fall season, including a team victory at the Marilynn Smith Invitational. They will look to add another team title to that total Sunday.
The action kicks off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. morning for the final round of play.
Diane Thomason Two Round Standings
Finkbine Golf Course * Par-72 * 6,212 yards * Iowa City, Iowa
GRU Augusta: 303-300—603
Ohio State: 305-301—606
Middle Tennessee: 313-307—620
Kansas State: 310-311—621
South Florida: 319-316—635
Top-10 Individual Standings
Stephanie Miller, Illinois, 74-70—144
Jessica Haigwood, GRU Augusta: 76-71—147
Josefine Nyqvist, GRU Augusta: 73-74-147
T4.YUPAPORN KAWINPAKORN, KANSAS: 78-70—148
T4.Jessica Porvasnik, Ohio State: 75-73—148
T6. THANUTTRA BOONRAKSASAT, KANSAS: 72-78—150
T6. Gianna Misenhelter, Kansas State: 73-77—150
T8. Casey Kennedy, GRU Augusta: 74-77—151
T8. Samantha Postillion, Illinois: 73-78—151
T8. Kris Yoo, Wisconsin: 75-76—151
T8. Kaylin Yost, Campbell: 76-75—151
Other Kansas Golfers
T12. Minami Levonowich: 76-76—152
T19. Meghan Potee: 77-76—153
T33. Pornvipa Sakdee: 80-76—156
T39. Gabby DiMarco (Individual): 79-78—157
T49. Michelle Woods (Individual): 82-77—159
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