Ariadna Fonseca Diaz breaks top-20 in round two of Sugar Bowl Invite

 Sugar Bowl Invitational 
New Orleans, Louisiana | English Turn
Par-72 | 6,239 yards
Senior Ariadna Fonseca Diaz chips away on the fairway.
Round Two Results
Place Team Score
1 Florida 584 (+8)
2 Southern Cal 585 (+9)
3 Michigan State 588 (+12)
4 North Carolina  591 (+15)
5 NC State 591 (+16)
T6 SMU 598 (+22)
T6 Miami 598 (+22)
8 UCF  601 (+25)
T9 LSU 602 (+26)
T9 Oklahoma State 602 (+26)
11 Houston 604 (+28)
12 Oregon 607 (+31)
13 Kansas 608 (+32)
14 Clemson 611 (+35)
15 South Alabama 619 (+43)
16 Denver 623 (+47)
17 Tulane 625 (+49)

Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Sierra Brooks FLA 138 (-6)
T2  Allyson Geer     MSU 139 (-5)
T2 Jennifer Chang USC 139 (-5)
4 Elin Esborn    FLA 143 (-1)
T5 Three tied     144 (E)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T19 Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 149 (+5)
T26 Yi-Tsen Chou 150 (+6)
T65 Victoria Chandra 156 (+12)
T71 Chomchana Phuchanbanchob 158 (+14)
T81 Xinyun Yu 162 (+18)

New Orleans, La. – New Orleans, La. – Senior Ariadna Fonseca Diaz and Sophomore Yi-Tsen Chou led Kansas thru round two of the Sugar Bowl Invitational finishing 1-over (73). The Jayhawks shot 18-over for the round (306) and now sit in 13th as a team.

“(Monday) was pretty windy and we did a good job of amaging ourselves throughout most of the round,” said head coach Erin O’Neil. “It really came down to our last two holes where we gave away too many shots.”

Fonseca Diaz shot 1-over on the back nine with just a single bogie hindering her score on No. 17, her eighth of the day. On the front nine, she carded a bogie on No. 3 followed by a birdie on No. 6. Fonseca Diaz ended the round with a bogie on No. 8 but fired back with a birdie on No. 9. Fonseca Diaz now sits in 19th going into the final round.

Chou also had a consistent day for KU carding a bogie on No. 11, her second the day to finish the back nine 1-over. Followed by a birdie and bogie on the front nine to finish even on the front nine. Chou sits in a tie for 26th.

“Ari and Yi-Tsen had great rounds today especially with as windy as it was,” said O’Neil. “Both of them are hitting the ball well and I like where they are with their confidence.”

Victoria Chandra finished 1-over in round one but struggled today finishing 11-over, she now sits in a tie for 65th. Chomchana Phuchanbanchob is in a tie for 71st after shooting 10-over. Xinyun Yu shot even through the back nine but a triple-bogie on the front nine kept her from lower numbers. Yu finished 6-over for the day and is now in 81st.

“(Tuesday) is a new day and we need to reset our expectations and continue to be disciplined,” said O’Neil. “We are still in a good position to move up the leaderboard going into the final round but we definitely need to take care of the things in our control to make that happen.”

Kansas will enter the final round of the Sugar Bowl Invitational Tuesday at 8 a.m.
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