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