Jayhawks travel to Louisville after four-week break
LAWRENCE, Kan. – It has been 28 days since Victoria Chandra scored a career-best first round 70 at the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, Oklahoma, as she and the Kansas women’s golf team finally return to competition will travel to Louisville, Kentucky to play in the Cardinal Cup from Sunday October 23-25.
“(In the past 28 days) we have been able to get a lot of good work in on the course, on our swings and overall game with lots of repetition,” head coach Erin O’Neil said.” “We are excited to go back and tee it up.”
The Jayhawks will be sending sophomores Chandra and Ariadna Fonseca Diaz, juniors Pitsinee Winyarat and Kallie Gonzales, and freshman Annika Cedo. Fellow freshman Yi-Tsen Chou will also be competing this weekend as an individual competitor.
It is the Jayhawks first appearance at the Cardinal Cup since the fall of 2013. The Jayhawks had success in 2013, finishing second overall, with four golfers finishing in the top-20. Former All-American Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn finished tied for second, after shooting a three-under par.
“It’s a very scorable course. There’s quite a few par-fives that you can reach in two (strokes) and make some birdies.”
The young Jayhawks will look to bounce back after two-straight performances finishing near the bottom of the leaderboard.
“We just try to get better every day,” O’Neil said. “Just keep trying to get better than the week before.”
KU will face its largest field of the season thus far competing against 15 schools. The field includes Ball State, Bradley, Cincinnati, Columbia, East Carolina, number seven in the nation Florida State, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Middle Tennessee State, Minnesota, Richmond, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.
The Cardinal Cup will be played at the par-72, 6,163-yard University of Louisville Golf Club.
Live stats will be available at golfstat.com.
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