Kansas’ season concludes following day three of Big 12 Championship
Big 12 Championship
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Following an 18-over performance on the final day of the Big 12 Championship, the Kansas women’s golf team finished in seventh place. The Dominion Country Club was not kind to the Jayhawks during round three, as the team could only shoot three birdies.
The top finisher for Kansas was freshman Yi-Tsen Chou, who began the day in second place, but a five-over 77 dropped her to a tie for ninth, which is where she finished the day. Chou was also named to the All-Big 12 Tournament Team.
“We are very excited for Yi-Tsen have a top-10 finish as a freshman,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “She is very competitive, works hard and is willing to do the little things required to be a champion. It is only a matter of time before she breaks through and gets her first collegiate win under her belt.”
Sophomore Ariadna Fonseca Diaz finished the weekend at nine-over and in a tie for 17th place.
Victoria Chandra could not find the same rhythm on Sunday, shooting an 80 to follow up her second-round 75. Chandra finished tied for 24th.
Finishing in 35th place is junior Pitsinee Winyarat, who shot her best round of the weekend Sunday, shooting a 76.
Chomchana Phuchanbanchob also carded her best round of the weekend during the third round, shooting a 77, which was a seven shot improvement from her second-round 84. Phuchanbanchob finished in 45th place.
Kansas ended the event 40-over par.
“We gave a lot of shots away on the green (Sunday),” O’Neil said. “Going into the last round tied for third was new territory for us and we could have handled it better. For a young team, it is encouraging that we were within a few shots of top-20 teams. We have definitely improved this spring, but the consistency just is not there yet.”
Texas (+21) won the Big 12 Championship, followed by Iowa State (+28), Texas Tech (+30), Oklahoma State (+33) and Baylor (+36) round out the top-5.
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