Kansas' struggles continue during final round of Briar’s Creek Invitational

Briar’s Creek Invitational
The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek | Johns Island, S.C.
Par-72 | 6,101 yards

Chou fired seven birdies over the course of the three round Briar’s Creek Invitational.
Day 1 Results
Place Team Score
1 Florida 849 (-15)
2 Campbell 867 (+3)
3 Illinois 868 (+4)
4 Miami 870 (+6)
5 Auburn 871 (+7)
6 Michigan State 872 (+8)
T7 Texas Tech 878 (+14)
T7 Ohio State 878 (+14)
9 Louisville 879 (+15)
T10 North Carolina 882 (+18)
T10 East Carolina 882 (+18)
12 Wisconsin 887 (+23)
13 Boston College 892 (+28)
14 Charleston Southern 896 (+32)
15 College of Charleston 900 (+36)
16 Penn State 908 (+44)
17 Long Beach State 917 (+53)
18 Kansas 919 (+55)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
T1 Maria Torres UF 209 (-7)
2 Laura Fuenfstueck CC 212 (-4)
T3 Annelie Sjoholm Campbell 213 (-3)
T3 Dew Weber UM 213 (-3)
T3 Olivia Cason UL 213 (-3)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T41 Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 226 (+10)
T70 Yi-Tsen Chou 228 (+12)
T70 Pitsinee Winyarat 233 (+17)
T76 Annika Cedo 238 (+22)
91 Chomchana Phuchanbanchob 242 (+26)

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. – The Kansas women’s golf team could not gain any ground on the field on Tuesday during the third round of the Briar’s Creek Invitational, starting the day in 18th place finishing the event in the same position.

Sophomore Ariadna Fonseca Diaz was the top finisher for the Jayhawks, who finished in 56th place after shooting a 10-over par over the course of the two-day tournament. Fonseca Diaz was in a tie for 41st to begin the day, but fell in the leaderboard due to double bogies in two of her first four holes.

Yi-Tsen Chou had the best round of the day for the Jayhawks, carding a two-over 74, earning her a tie for 64th place.

Junior Pitsinee Winyarat finished in 76th place, but improved three strokes from round one to round three, shooting a 79 over the first 18 holes before shooting a 76 in the tournament’s final round.

In her first spring tournament of the season, freshman Annika Cedo could not follow her second round 73 with similar success. In Cedo’s final hole of the day, she recorded a costly quadruple bogey which ended her round with an 11-over par 83.

Sophomore Chomchana Phuchanbanchob had her best finish of the tournament, shooting a 78. Unfortunately for the Chiang Rai, Thailand native, it was not enough to elevate herself on the leaderboard, where she finished tied for 91st.

As a team, Kansas shot a 919 (+55) over the course of the three round event.

“We saw improvement in our short games and mental game, but need to improve on our long game,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “We missed too many fairways and put ourselves in positions where we had to fight to make bogey at best.”

Florida won the Briar’s Creek Invitational by an impressive 18 strokes, finishing 15-under collectively. Florida was followed by Campbell (+3), Illinois (+4), Miami (+6) and Auburn (+7).
It will be a quick turnaround for KU, as the team will travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 24-26 to compete in the LSU Tiger Golf Classic.

“Our plan is to spend the next two days checking in with everyone’s swings to get some confidence back by Friday,” O’Neil said.

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