Former Kansas golfer Kawinpakorn wins NWGA event

DELTONA, Fla. – Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, one of the most decorated golfers in Kansas women’s golf history, won her first professional tournament, the Deltona Club Championship Wednesday.

Kawinpakorn fired three-straight rounds in the 60s to finish the event at 3-under. The Thailand native carded 15 birdies to capture her first victory at the pro level.

The Deltona Club Championship is on the National Women’s Golf Association (NWGA) circuit.

Nicknamed “Mook,” Kawinpakorn competed for Kansas from 2012-16 and holds multiple Kansas golf records including career top-10 finishes (28), career-top-5 finishes (18), top season average (71.88), lowest 18-hole total (63) and lowest 54-hole total (209).

“We are so excited about Mook’s first professional win,” head coach Erin O’Neil. “She is such a talented player and i know she has been working hard on her game. transitioning from college golf to playing professionally is a challenging adjustment, but Mook definitely has the work ethic to make it happen. To shoot in the 60s for three consecutive rounds is a great indicator that her head is in a good place mentally as well. I am sure this is the first of many titles (for her) at the professional level.” The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.