Kawinpakorn just shy of NWGA top-five finish
ZELLWOOD, Fla. – Former Kansas golfer Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn finished the 54-hole National Women’s Golf Association (NWGA) event at Zellwood Station Country Club Thursday at 4-under, just missing a top-five finish standing in sixth on the leaderboard.
Kawinpakorn opened the event with a 3-under 69 and followed that with a two-under 70 in the second round. After scoring 1-over on the final round, her 212 was four strokes behind the medalist and only two away from a top-five effort. The KU All-American totaled 12 birdies at the event, including five in each of the first two rounds. She only scored one double bogey which put her on the plus side for the final day.
Joining Kawinpakorn in the field was another former KU golfer Minami Levonowich, who finished 32nd overall after posting a 232 over the three days.
“It’s great to see Mook and Minami continuing to represent KU at the pro level,” Kansas head coach Erin O’Neil said. “We are seeing more and more of our former student-athletes continuing to play golf for a living after graduation and finding success.
“Thanuttra Boonraksasat has also been playing great on the Thai LPGA and Taiwan LPGA. Kansas certainly provides the resources and foundation (our former student-athletes) need to take that next step and it’s our goal to continue to help prepare our players for the professional ranks.”
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