Jayhawks win Chip-N-Club Invitational

Chip-N-Club Invitational
Wilderness Ridge | Lincoln, Neb.
Par-72 | 6,251  yards
Pitsinee Winyarat analyzes her chip
Final Results 
Place Team Score
1 Kansas   903 (+39)
2 Nebraska 910 (+46)
3 UC Irvine 914 (+50)
T4 South Dakota 932 (+68)
T4 North Dakota State 932 (+68)
6 Boise State 941 (+77)
7 Creighton 967 (+103)
8 Omaha 968 (+104)

Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
T1 Janet Yeo UCI 218 (+2)
T1   Audrey Judd NEB     218 (+2)
3 Natalie Roth  NDSU 220 (+4)
T4 Victoria Chandra  KU 224 (+8)
T4 Yi-Tsen Chou     KU 224 (+8)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T4 Victoria Chandra  224 (+8)
T4 Yi-Tsen Chou 224 (+8)
8 Sera Tadokoro 227 (+11)
T10 Pitsinee Winyarat 231 (+15)
T15 Kallie Gonzales (I) 234 (+18)
T17 Chomchana Phuchanbanchob(I) 235 (+19)
T19 Annika Cedo (I) 237 (+21)
T23 Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 238 (+22)
T23 Xinyun Yu (I) 238 (+22)

LINCOLN, Neb. –  Kansas remained steady in the final round of the Chip-N-Club Invitational and claimed the event title Tuesday after leading all three rounds, thanks to four Jayhawks finishing in the top-10 on the individual leaderboard. This is the first tournament win for Kansas since the Palmetto Intercollegiate in October 2013. KU was led by Victoria Chandra and Yi-Tsen Chou who both posted a career-best fourth-place finish.

“It’s great to finally get a win,” said head coach Erin O’Neil. “Hopefully it will give the team confidence and motivate them even more to keep working hard.”

Chou started the day with a bogie on No.1 and managed to shoot even-par throughout the rest of the front nine until carding a birdie on No. 9. Chou didn’t find her grove on the back nine, shooting 3-over. Chou carded a double bogie on No. 11 but bounced back with a birdie on No. 12. Chou finished the back nine with two bogies on holes No. 14 and 15 leaving her 3-over for the round and 8-over for the tournament.

Chandra did not get the start she was hoping for after shooting a 5-over on the front nine but was able to finish strong on the back nine where she shot 1-under. Chandra finished 4-over for the final round and 8-over for the tournament.

“I’m proud of both Victoria and Yi-Tsen for their top-five finishes,” said O’Neil. “We had to play in tough conditions all three rounds and they managed their games well.”

Freshman Sera Tadokoro had a solid round for the Jayhawks finishing 1-over for the round and 11-over for the event. Tadokoro finished the tournament in eighth, a career-best finish. Followed by Pitsinee Winyarat who finished in a tie for 10th after shooting 8-over for the round and 15-over for the tournament. Kallie Gonzales, playing as an individual also had a career-best finish after shooting 18-over for the event and finishing in a tie for 15th.

“Everyone did a great job this tournament of making good decisions and being mentally stronger,” said O’Neil.

As individuals, Chomchana Phuchanbanchob, also playing as an individual shot 19-over in the tournament and finished in a tie for 17th place, her first top-20 finish this season. Annika Cedo, had a career-best finish finishing in a tie for 19th.

Lastly, Ariadna Fonseca Diaz and Xinyun Yu, playing as an individual, finished the tournament in a tie for 23rd after finishing 22-over.

“Moving forward we still need to work on improving our putting and fine tuning our swings before heading into the next tournament,” said O’Neil.

The Jayhawks have a two week break before returning to play at the Palmetto Intercollegiate on October 22.

The final round will begin Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. Live scoring is available through golfstat.comFOLLOW




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