Women’s golf to add transfer

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s golf team has added Chomchana Phuchanbanchob, a sophomore transfer from California State Northridge, to the roster for the spring 2017 campaign.  Phuchanbanchob, who goes by the name “Cake,” is a Chiang Rai, Thailand native. 

Before heading to Cal State Northridge, Phuchanbanchob was a member of the prestigious International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), where she spent time in the top-10 on the International Junior Golf Tour and played with a few of the current Jayhawks.

“Cake is a wonderful young lady who brings a lot of competitive experience with her and will have an immediate impact on our team,” said Kansas women’s golf head coach Erin O’Neil. “She loves to play and is excited for the opportunity to compete in the Big 12.” 

Phuchanbanchob comes to KU after a stellar year and a half playing for the Matadors at Cal State Northridge. As a freshman, Phuchanbanchob led the team in scoring average, scoring 77.4 after 26 rounds. She also finished her first collegiate season leading the Matadors with three top-10 finishes and three top-20 finishes. She placed 11th in the Big West Conference Championship after firing a 15-over 231.

Phuchanbanchob followed her team-leading freshman campaign with a fall season where she was second on the team with a 76.3 average and recorded a team-low 18, 36 and 54-hole total, scoring a 70, 147 and 223, respectively. She recorded the first win of her collegiate career at the Santa Clara Colby Invitational. In two of the three tournaments she played in, Phuchanbanchob was the top individual finisher for the Matadors.

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