Chou wins Yeangder Amateur Classic
KAOHSIUNG CITY, Taiwan – Entering her sophomore campaign with the Kansas women’s golf team, Yi-Tsen Chou will arrive to campus a little taller after claiming an 8-stroke victory in the 2017 Yeangder Amateur Classic at the Kaohsiung Golf Club Friday.
Chou, who has won the Yeangder Amateur Classic in two of the last three years, carded a 14-over 302 to win the four-round event. After shooting an opening round 77, Chou was among the leaders thanks to a second round 2-over, 74. Her third round 75 put Chou in the lead with one round to play.
At Kansas, Chou became the first KU freshman to finish in the top-10 at the Big 12 Championship since Yupaporn Kawinpakorn tied for 10th at the 2013 event. Chou tied for ninth place and was named to the All-Big 12 Tournament Team. It was the highest finish by a Jayhawk freshman since Amanda Costner tied for seventh at the 2004 championship.
Next week, Chou will be competing in the Kaohsiung Golf Heritage Tour on the Taiwan Ladies Professional Golf Association (TLPGA Tour). Playing as an amateur in this pro event, Chou will have the advantage of playing on her home course at the Kaohsiung Golf and Country Club.
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