Kansas Women’s Golf Tied for Seventh at Palmetto Intercollegiate

Palmetto Intercollegiate
Turtle Point | Kiawah Island, S.C.
Par-72 | 5,972 Yards
Kansas Sophomore Pitsinee Winyarat shot a 75 (+3) in the opening round of the Pamletto Intercollegiate
 Final Results
Place Team Score
1 Campbell 286 (-2)
2 Kennesaw State 287 (-1)
3 Furman 288 (E)
T4 Illinois    290 (+2)
T4 Xavier 290 (+2)
T4 Louisville 290 (+2)
T7 KANSAS 294 (+6)
T7 Coastal Carolina 294 (+6)
9 Chattanooga 295 (+7)
10 Boise State 296 (+8)
11 Tulsa 297 (+9)
12 Augusta University 298 (+10)
T13 Virginia Tech 299 (+11)
T13 College of Charleston 299 (+11)
15 East Tennessee State 301 (+13)
16 Charleston Southern 306 (+18)
17 South Florida 309 (+21)
18 Stetson 311 (+23)
19 Maryland 312 (+24)
20 Boston University 313 (+25)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Nadine White CU 67 (-5)
2 Malene Krolboll Hansen CCU 69 (-3)
T3 Yupaporn Kawinpakorn KU 70 (-2)
T3 Chayanid Prapassarangkul UIUC 70 (-2)
T3 Medy Thavong KSU 70 (-2)
T3 Dulcie Sverdloff KSU 70 (-2)
T3 Giulia Vandenberg SU 70 (-2)
T3 Valentina Romero FU 70 (-2)
T3 Hee Ying Loy ETSU 70 (-2)
T3 Mary Chandler Bryan CofC 70 (-2)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T3 Yupaporn Kawinpakorn 70 (-2)
T32 Laine Evans 74 (+2)
T47 Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 75 (+3)
T47 Pitsinee Winyarat 75 (+3)
T84 Kallie Gonzales 81 (+9)

 KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The University of Kansas women’s golf team is tied for seventh after one round at the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Kansas shot 294 (+6) on the par-72, 5,972-yard Turtle Point Golf Course to keep pace with Coastal Carolina, KU assistant coach Katy Nahm’s alma mater. The Jayhawks trail leader Campbell by eight strokes.
Though Turtle Point was under water due to the flooding that devastated the state of South Carolina at the beginning of October, there were no complaints about the course quality from the golfers.
“The course is in very good condition considering the flooding from a few weeks ago,” KU head coach Erin O’Neil said. “The greens are slower but all in all the grounds crew did an excellent job of getting the course prepared for the event.”
Kansas was led by senior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn’s 70 (-2). Kawinpakorn is tied with eight other golfers for third and enters the second round three strokes behind leader Nadine White of Campbell University. Kansas freshman Laine Evans contributed a 74 (+2) and is tied for 32nd in the in the 102-golfer field, while fellow frosh Ari Fonseca Diaz and KU sophomore Pitsinee Winyarat each shot 75 (+3) and are tied for 47th. Sophomore Kallie Gonzales carded an 81 (+9) and is tied for 84th.
Both the team and player leaderboards ended the first day condensed, with three teams tied for fourth and eight individuals tied for third. O’Neil believes better execution on birdie strokes will make the difference for the golfers tomorrow.
“The leaderboard is very close so it will be even more important for us to make each shot count and get the most out of our games,” O’Neil said. “The difference today between us and the leaders came down to birdies. Playing less break on the greens and stroking the ball more firmly will improve our chances of making putts.”
Due to inclement weather, Monday’s second round will begin 30 minutes earlier than scheduled with groups teeing off No. 1 hole at 8:30 a.m. (ET) and No. 10 at 8:45 a.m. Live stats can be found at Golfstat.com
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