Sakdee on Pace for Top-10 Finish in Big 12 Championship

Big 12 Championship
The Dominion Country Club | San Antonio, Tex.
Par-72 | 6,333 Yards
Senior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn and is tied for 12th with a score of 145 (+1).
 Final Results
Place Team Score
1 Oklahoma State 574 (-2)
2 Iowa State 578 (+2)
3 Texas 579 (+3)
4 TCU 583 (+7)
5 Kansas State 589 (+13)
T6 Texas Tech 591 (+15)
T6 Oklahoma 591 (+15)
8 Baylor 595 (+19)
9 KANSAS 598 (+22)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Sabina Pena TCU 140 (-4)
T2 Kenzie Neisen OSU 141 (-3)
T2 Chayanit Wangmahaporn ISU 141 (-3)
T4 Sophia Schubert UT 142 (-2)
T4 Cajsa Persson ISU 142 (-2)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T9 Pornvipa Sakdee 144 (E)
T12 Yupaporn Kawinpakorn 145 (+1)
T40 Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 154 (+10)
43 Pitsinee Winyarat 155 (+11)
44 Victoria Chandra 156 (+12)

SAN ANTONIO –Kansas women’s golfer Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee is in position to claim her second career top-10 finish at the Big 12 Championship after shooting an even-par 72 in the tournament’s second round Saturday.
The junior has a two-round score of 144 (E) and is tied for ninth in the 45-golfer field, four strokes behind tourney leader Sabina Pena of TCU. Sakdee placed fourth at the 2015 Big 12 Championship on the same 6,333-yard, par-72 Dominion Country Club where she shot a three-round 216 (E).
“Faii is very comfortable playing here. Her long game is one of her strengths, which is a benefit on this layout since it’s a tree-lined course with a couple of reachable par-5s,” KU head coach Erin O’Neil said. “Faii is also very competitive and competing in a conference championship definitely gets her dialed in to win.”
Kansas ended the second round in ninth after shooting 301 (+13), totaling a score of 598 (+22), 24 strokes behind leader Oklahoma State. KU senior Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn has a 36-hole score of 145 (+1), putting her tied for 12th. Kawinpakorn had a strong front-nine score of (-2), but hit (+3) on the back-nine Saturday.
“Mook didn’t hit the ball as well as she normally does, but I think she started pushing a little too hard on the back-nine to make more birdies and got out of her usual mental routine and rhythm,” O’Neil said.

The rest of the Kansas lineup shot 78 (+6) in the second round. Freshman Ariadna Fonseca is tied for 40th with an overall score of 154 (+10). Sophomore Pitsinee Winyarat is 43rd with a 36-hole score of 155 (+11). Freshman Victoria Chandra has a two-round score of 156 (+12) to sit at 44th.
“It will be important for everyone on the team to stay focused on what is in our control tomorrow and take it one shot at a time,” O’Neil said. “If we do that then I believe we can post a solid final round and move up the leaderboard.”
The third and final round of the Big 12 Championship will commence at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 24. Live stats can be found at The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.