Kansas climbs leaderboard at Palmetto Intercollegiate
KIWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Kansas moved up seven spots and sits in a tie for eighth after shooting an 11-over, 299 following round two of the Palmetto Intercollegiate. The Jayhawks were led by senior Pitsinee Winyarat and sophomore Yi-Tsen Chou who each finished 2-over during the second round of play.
“I’m much happier with how we played (Monday),” said head coach Erin O’Neil. “We did a better job with course management and didn’t have nearly as many big numbers which significantly improved our scores. The team also seemed more committed to the process of each shot rather than playing scared.”
Winyarat had another consistent round for Kansas, shooting 2-over in round two. Hindered by a lack of birdies in the first round, Winyarat scored two Monday. She carded a bogie on hole No. 9 and 14, her third and eighth of the day but recovered with a birdie on No. 16. Winyarat then recorded a double bogie on No. 18 which she combatted with a birdie on No. 1. Winyarat sits in a tie for 19th going into the final round of play.
“Pitsinee has a very solid and consistent round,” said O’Neil. “She hit the ball well, had no three putts, and did an excellent job with her course management. She needs to continue to focus on the things she does when she plays her best golf and stick to them throughout the final round.”
Chou started the day with a bogie on hole No. 8 and recorded another bogie on No. 18. However, finished strong with a birdie on No. 5. Chou moved up 29 spots on the leaderboard and now sits in a tie for 30th.
“Yi-Tsen didn’t hit as many greens as she usually does, but managed to keep herself in it with her short game,” said O’Neil.
Senior Ariadna Fonseca Diaz also sits in a tie for 30th after posting a 4-over in round two. Sera Tadokoro finished the round carding 3-over leaving her in a tie for 48th. Victoria Chandra shot 4-over and will enter the final day in a tie for 54th.
“The hole locations will likely be in tricky spots (Tuesday) and it will be critical for everyone to play to the center of the green rather than be too aggressive and play the tucked pins,” said O’Neil.
The final round will begin Tuesday at 9 a.m. Live scoring updates will be available through golfstat.com
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