Chandra, Jayhawks both first after day one and the Chip-N-Club Invitational
LINCOLN, Neb. – Kansas jumped out to a great start at the Chip-N Club Invitational Sunday, as Victoria Chandra sits at the top of the individual leaderboard after shooting a 2-under 70 in her first team event this season. The Jayhawks shot 6-over for the day and are currently sitting at the top of the team leaderboard with an 11-stroke lead.
“It was very windy (Sunday) which made the course more challenging,” said head coach Erin O’Neil. “We did a great job of staying patient, focusing on the things in our control and capitalizing on birdie opportunities.”
Chandra played consistent throughout the round carding a birdie on both holes No. 7 and No. 9, she only had one bogie on No. 13 but quickly bounced back with a birdie on No. 14.
“Victoria had a very solid round and kept her head in a great place mentally all day,” said O’Neil. “There wasn’t anything she didn’t do well, honestly.”
The rest of the Jayhawks also had a great day, as four of five players currently sit in the top 10 on the player leaderboard.
Yi-Tsen Chou finished even par through the front nine with a bogie on her first hole, No. 1. However, she turned it around with a birdie on No. 4. Chou carded another bogie on No. 8 but fired another birdie on No. 9. On her back nine Chou shot bogies on No. 11 and 16 but finished strong with a birdie on No. 18. Chou finished 1-over for the day and is tied for third after day one.
Sera Tadokoro sits in a tie for fifth after shooting 3-over for the day. Followed by Pitsinee Winyarat who is tied for seventh after shooting 4-over after day one. Ariadna Fonseca Diaz shot 10-over and is sitting in a tie for 32nd.
The Jayhawks have four individuals playing in the tournament as well. Annika Cedo shot 9-over and will enter day two in a tie for 26th. Kallie Gonzales and Xinyun Yu sit in a tie for 32nd after both shooting 10-over. Finally, Chomchana Phuchanbanchob enters day two in a tie for 44th after shooting 13-over.
“(Monday) is a new day and we will need to be ready to face the new challenges that come with it,” said O’Neil
Kallie Gonzales will be the first Jayhawk on the course Monday, as she tees off at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com
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