KU Women’s Golf Finishes Eighth in San Diego

SDSU Farms Invitational
March 21-23 I The Farms Golf Club
San Diego, California I Par-72 I 6,211 Yards
Round 2 and 3 Results
SDSU Farms Invitational Round 4
Seventh-Place Bracket
Teams Score
(8) Oregon def (11) Kansas 4-1
Kansas Round 4 Results
Name Result
Marcella Pranovia def Victoria Chandra 3&1
Cathleen Santoso def Pornvipa Sakdee 4&2
Caroline Inglis def Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 3&2
Yupaporn Kawinpakorn def Petra Salko 3 up
Kathleen Scavo def Pitsinee Winyarat 5&4

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Eleventh-seeded Kansas took on eighth-seeded Oregon in the final round of SDSU’s March Mayhem at the Farms. Though KU dropped the match 4-1, the Jayhawks placed eighth in the 16-team tournament. The Jayhawks head back to Lawrence after 12 days on the road, finishing 12th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational before moving on to San Diego.
“The biggest lesson we learned is that there is very little different between us and teams ranked in the top-25,” said KU head coach Erin O’Neil. “It boils down to chipping, putting and knowing when to go for a pin versus playing for the center of the green.”
Facing Oregon at the par-72, 6,211-yard, Farms Golf Club, many Jayhawks found themselves in early multi-hole deficits. KU senior Yupapaorn Kawinpakorn notched a three-hole victory against Oregon’s Petra Salko in a match that was ended early once Oregon clinched the match with four wins. Kawinpakorn split her matches in San Diego, 2-2.
KU freshman Victoria Chandra could not overcome an early deficit to Oregon’s Marcella Pranovia and lost 3&1. Freshman Ariadna Fonseca Diaz fell behind Caroline Inglis early and never closed the difference, falling 3&2. Fonseca Diaz split her four matches in San Diego, tallying a 2-2 record. Sophomore Pitsinee Winyarat was in a close battle in the front-nine, before losing four of the last five holes and was defeated 5&4 by Kathleen Scavo.
Junior Pornvipa Sakdee lost her first match of the event to Caroline Inglis, 4&2. Up four strokes early, Sakdee suffered an eight-hole turnaround at the hands of Inglis, giving her a final record of 3-1.
“We are definitely ready to be home after being on the road for 12 days straight,” O’Neil said. “It will be good to catch up on school and get some practice in before we head to SMU next week.”
Kansas will return to action April 1-2 in Dallas to compete in the DAC/SMU Invitational.
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