Jayhawks run into trouble early at the Briar’s Creek Invitational

Briar’s Creek Invitational
The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek | Johns Island, S.C.
Par-72 | 6,101 yards

Chou carded a 10-over to sit tied for 70th after the first day of the Briar’s Creek Invitational.
Day 1 Results
Place Team Score
1 Florida 563 (-13)
2 Campbell 573 (-3)
3 Illinois 577 (+1)
T4 Louisville 578 (+2)
T4 Miami 578 (+2)
6 Auburn 579 (+3)
7 Michigan State 584 (+8)
8 Texas Tech 587 (+11)
T9 Boston College 588 (+12)
T9 Ohio State 588 (+12)
T9 East Carolina 588 (+12)
12 Charleston Southern 589 (+13)
13 Wisconsin 590 (+14)
T14 North Carolina 597 (+21)
T14 College of Charleston 597 (+21)
16 Penn State 600 (+24)
17 Long Beach State 609 (+33)
18 Kansas 610 (+34)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
T1 Laura Fuenfstueck CC 137 (-7)
T1 Olivia Cason UL 137 (-7)
T3 Kelly Grassel UF 140 (-4)
T3 Kayley Marschke UA 140 (-4)
T3 Gabby Barker TTU 140 (-4)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T41 Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 148 (+4)
T70 Yi-Tsen Chou 154 (+10)
T70 Pitsinee Winyarat 154 (+10)
T76 Annika Cedo 155 (+11)
91 Chomchana Phuchanbanchob 164 (+20)

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. — The Kansas women’s golf team dug themselves in a hole that they could not get out of Monday after day one of the Briar’s Creek Invitational placing in 18th after the first two rounds.
Sophomore Ariadna Fonseca Diaz tops the leaderboard for the Jayhawks, tied for 41st after shooting a four-over on the day. Diaz improved two strokes after her first round 75 and shot a 73 in the second round.
The next highest finishers for Kansas were freshman Yi-Tsen Chou and junior Pitsinee Winyarat, who both carded 10-overs, landing them in a tie for 70th.
In her spring season debut, freshman Annika Cedo shot an 82 in the first round, and bounced back to improve nine strokes, shooting a 73, tying Diaz for lowest round by any of the Jayhawks on Monday.

“Ari and Annika both had solid rounds today by keeping their mental game strong and focusing on the process of each shot,” head coach Erin O’Neil said.

Sophomore Chomchana Phuchanbanchob shot both rounds in the 80s, which landed her at 20-over par and in 93rd place.
As a team, the Jayhawks shot a 610 collectively and fired 21 birdies over the two rounds, led by Chou’s team-high six, and hope to stay competitive during the final day on Tuesday.
“Tomorrow (Tuesday), the goal will be the same for everyone,” O’Neil said. “We need to do a better job of focusing on what is in our control, be 100 percent committed to the shot at hand and to give our best effort until the last putt goes in the hole.”
Florida (-13) is in first place by 10 strokes, followed by Campbell (-3), Illinois (+1), Louisville (+2) and Miami (+2) to round out the top-five.
The event concludes tomorrow with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Live stats are available at GolfStat.com.

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