Rock Chalk Upset at SDSU’s March Mayhem at the Farms

SDSU Farms Invitational
March 21-23 I The Farms Golf Club
San Diego, California I Par-72 I 6,211 Yards
Round 1 and 2 Results
SDSU Farms Invitational Round 1
Championship Bracket
Teams Score
(1) USC def UC Irvine 4-1
(8) Oregon def (9) Colorado 3-1-1
(5) Arizona State def (12) UC Davis 3-1-1
(4) Stanford def (13) Texas State 4-1
(11) Kansas def (6) California 3-2
(3) Arizona def (14) Memphis 4-1
(7) San Diego State def (10) TCU 3-2
(2) UCLA def (15) Delaware 4-1
SDSU Farms Invitational Round 2
Championship Bracket (Unfinished)
Teams Score
(1) USC tied (9) Oegon 2-2-1
(4) Stanford leads (5) Arizona State 3-2
(3) Arizona leads (11) Kansas 4-1
(2) UCLA leads (7) San Diego State 4-1
Kansas Round 1 Results
Name Result
Carly Childs def Victoria Chandra 1 up
Pornvipa Sakdee def Marianne Li 3&2
Ariadna Fonseca Diaz def Amina Wolf 1 up
Yupaporn Kawinpakorn def Lucia Gutierrez 1 up
Hannah Suh def Pitsinee Winyarat 2&1
Kansas Round 2 Progress
Name Result (Thru)
Haley Moore leads Victoria Chandra 2 up (16)
Pornvipa Sakdee leads Jessica Vasilic 1 up (14)
Gigi Stoll leads Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 3 up (13)
Krystal Quihuis leads Yupaporn Kawinpakorn 1 up (13)
Lindsey Weaver leads Pitsinee Winyarat 3 up (12)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Participating in the 16-team, bracket-style, match play SDSU March Mayhem at the Farms, the Kansas women’s golf team pulled off the only upset in the tournament’s first round. The 11th-seeded Jayhawks defeated sixth-seeded California, 3-2. In KU’s second match of the event, which was suspended due to darkness, the Jayhawks trail Arizona 4-1.

Kansas won the tightly-contested match after taking control late in a battle that was mostly lead by California. Kansas freshman Victoria Chandra trailed California Carly Childs for the first 11 holes, before battling back to take the lead with three holes left. With two holes to go, Childs shot a birdie and grabbed a one-stroke lead that Chandra could not overcome late falling 2 up. The next match to finish was between KU junior Pornvipa Sakdee and Cal’s Marianne Li. Sakdee built a two-hole lead through six and never relinquished her advantage, winning in 16 holes (3 up). Sakdee shot three birdies, the most of any player in the matchup, en route to even the match at 1-1.

Jayhawks sophomore Pitsinee Winyarat had her match against Hannah Suh end a hole early. A birdie on the first hole gave Winyarat a quick one-stroke lead that was quickly overtaken by Suh, who led the rest of the round and won 1 up. KU freshman Ariadna Fonseca Diaz got off to a rocky start against Amina Wolf, falling to a four-stroke deficit by the sixth hole. After shooting a double-bogey in the sixth hole, Fonseca Diaz averaged par for the next 12 holes and chalked up a five-stroke turnaround to win the match 1 up.

Tied 2-2, the final match pitted KU senior All-American candidate Yupaporn Kawinpakorn against Cal’s Lucia Gutierrez. Kawinpakorn led 1 up after three holes and never relinquished her lead in the close match. Kawinpakorn went 2 up through 14 holes and eventually held of Gutierrez to close out her match as KU completed the upset.

“I am very proud of how we played in our morning match,” KU head coach Erin O’Neil said. “It was tight coming in the last few holes but we did a good job finishing strong.”

Celebrations of the team’s triumph had to be short, as the second round match started right after round one’s conclusion. Kansas faced third-seeded Arizona, who had just won the Arizona Wildcat Invitational and defeated 14th-seed Memphis, 4-1, in its first round. The teams traded leads until early in the back nine, then Arizona took a commanding 4-1 lead. However, the second round was interrupted and postponed to Tuesday, March 22 due to darkness.

Heading into Tuesday’s action, Chandra is two strokes behind Arizona’s Hayley Moore, Sakdee leads Jessica Vacilic, Fonseca Diaz trails Gigi Stoll by three strokes, Kawinpakorn is one stroke behind Krystal Quihuis and Winyarat needs three strokes to catch Lindsey Weaver.

“We didn’t finish as well as we are capable of in our second match but we certainly have the ability to finish strong,” O’Neil said. “We have to stick to our game plan and play to our strengths to be successful.” Play will resume at 7:45 a.m. PT Tuesday morning. The third round is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. PT. Live stats can be found at

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