Jayhawks open spring season with Moon Golf Invitational

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s golf team starts the spring season in full swing February 18-19 for the Moon Golf Invitational in Melbourne, Florida. The two-day event hosted, by the University of Louisville, will be held at the par-72, 6,309 yard Duran Golf Club.

The 54-hole tournament will feature 36 holes of play beginning with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. on Monday while the following day will commence with 18 holes at 9:00 a.m.
Joining the Jayhawks in the field are host Louisville, Augusta, Campbell, FIU, Kennesaw State, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Old Dominion, Seminole State Community College, South Florida, Texas A&M, UCF and Big 12 foe No. 24 Oklahoma.

The Jayhawks are coming off an impressive fall season where they competed in five events including three-consecutive top-five finishes. In the leadoff spot in the lineup is junior Yi-Tsen Chou, who the led the team in scoring average in the fall while recording a career-best round of 60 at the Minnesota Invitational.

Following Chou in the lineup is the senior duo of Ariadna Fonseca Diaz and Chomchana Phuchanbanchob while junior Sera Tadokoro represents the fourth spot. Rounding out the lineup is Pear Pooratanaopa, and fellow freshman Abby Glynn will compete as an individual.

Live stats will be available at http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=16182.

Kansas head coach Erin O’Neil

“It’s a really good field for us to start with,” O’Neil said. “It’s really strong and it’ll be good to get some competition in early. It’s a good golf course for us and it’s a long course so we’re taking some of our long hitters. Hopefully we can get some good rounds in and it’ll be nice to be warm.”


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