Tadokoro finishes in the top-25 at Briar’s Creek Invite

Briar’s Creek Invitational 
The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek | Johns Island, S.C.
Par-72 | 6,101 yards
Ariadna Fonseca Diaz celebrates a birdie putt. 
 Final Results 
Place Team Score
1 North Carolina 848 (-16)
2 Campbell 854 (-10)
3 Illinois 867 (+3)
4 Penn State 878 (+14)
5 Texas Tech 882 (+18)
6 Georgetown 884 (+20)
7 Old Dominion  888 (+24)
8 East Carolina 892 (+28)
9 Maryland 893 (+29)
10 Coastal Carolina  895 (+31)
T11 Kansas 898 (+34)
T11 College of Charleston 898 (+34)
13 Boston College 907 (+43)
14 South Florida  911 (+47)
15 College of Charleston (B) 919 (+55)
16 UNC Asheville 929 (+65)
17 Charleston Southern  941 (+77)

Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Kelly Whaley UNC 204 (-12)
Desiree Andersson CU 209 (-7)
T3 Annelie Sjoholm           CU 212 (-4)
T3 Malene Krolboll Hansen CCU 212 (-4)
5 Bryana Nyguen UNC 213 (-3)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T25  Sera Tadokoro  220 (+4)
T30 Ariadna Fonseca Diaz  223 (+7)
T59 Kallie Gonzales (I) 230 (+14)
T59 Xinyun Yu  230 (+14)
T59 Yi-Tsen Chou 230 (+14)
T67 Chomchana Phuchanbanchob 232 (+16)

JOHN’S ISLAND, S.C. –  In her first spring tournament appearance, Sera Tadokoro was the top-finisher for Kansas and the only Jayhawk to finish in the top-25 at the Briar’s Creek Invitational Tuesday. The freshman shot even par through round one and two  Monday but five bogies and just one birdie hindered her score in the final round, leaving her 4-over.

As a team, Kansas shot 22-over in the final round and fell back four spots on the leaderboard. The Jayhawks finished tied for 11th with the host, College of Charleston.

“We are very disappointed in our play (Tuesday),” admitted head coach Erin O’Neil. “It was a completely different team that showed up for the most part. We didn’t take care of the things that were in our control. We have to do that if we want to be successful moving forward.”

Junior Ariadna Fonseca Diaz’s round was highlighted by carding her first eagle of the season on hole No. 10, her third of the day to put her one under for the round. However, three bogies on Nos. 14, 16 and 6 followed by a double bogie on No. 7 left her 4-over for the round. Fonseca Diaz finished 7-over for the tournament and in a tie for 36th.

Yi-Tsen Chou, Xinyun Yu and Kallie Gonzales each finished 14-over and tied for 59th place. Lastly, Chomchana Phuchanbanchob shot 11-over in the final round to leave her 16-over in the tournament and in a tie for 67th place.

The Jayhawks bounce back into action quickly as they travel to Tucson, Arizona Wednesday morning to compete in the Mountainview Collegiate on March 23-25.

“The main thing we can do for the next tournament is to have three complete rounds,” said O’Neil. “To stay focused and disciplined in our process until the last putt drops on the final round.”




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