Jayhawks return to action in South Carolina

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The Kansas women’s golf team will hit the greens after a two-week break as they head to South Carolina for the Palmetto Intercollegiate Oct.21-23, hosted by the College of Charleston. The event is held at the par-72, 6,005-yard Turtle Point course at the Kiawah Island Golf Club. This marks the second time the Jayhawks have traveled to South Carolina this season, previously competing in the Lady Paladin Invitational.

This year’s tournament field includes College of Charleston, Campbell, UNC Charlotte, Wichita State, Eastern Kentucky, Xavier, Marshall, North Florida, Troy, Elon, UNCG, Jacksonville State, Daytona State, Winthrop, Western Carolina and Charleston Southern.

“It’s a course that we’re familiar with,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “It’s a very scoreable course and you definitely have to get it off the tee well. If we do that, we should be able to score. It’s a good field and I think we definitely should be able to have a good finish here. It should be a good week.”

Yi-Tsen Chou, Ariadna Fonseca Diaz and Sera Tadokoro all return to familiar territory as they competed in last year’s tournament and join the lineup once again, representing the top three spots. The Jayhawks finished ninth out of 17 teams with Tadokoro and Chou both tying for 25th (225 +10) last time around at the Palmetto Intercollegiate. Chou is coming off her second top-10 finish of the year, at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate (Oct. 5-7) where she also carded her third round under par of the season. Rounding out the lineup for the Jayhawks this weekend in South Carolina are freshman Pear Pooratanaopa who posted a top-25 finish and an even-par round last time on the greens, while senior Chomchana Phuchanbanchob will balance the Jayhawks in the five spot.

Tee times begin Sunday at 8:45 a.m., and will conclude Tuesday with a shotgun start.


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