Yupaporn Kawinpakorn Captures Fourth-Straight Top-5 Finish

SunTrust Gator Women’s Invite
Mark Bostick Golf Course | Gainesville, Fla.
Par-70 | 6,002 Yards
Kansas junior Pornvipa Sakdee shot a 224 (+14) and tied for 28th
 Final Results
Place Team Score
1 Florida 862 (+22)
2 Florida State 873 (+33)
3 Ohio State 876 (+36)
4 Oregon    877 (+37)
5 North Carolina State 881 (+41)
6 SMU 883 (+43)
7 Kent State 884 (+44)
8 South Florida 889 (+49)
9 UCF 895 (+55)
10 Florida International 897 (+57)
11 KANSAS 903 (+63)
12 UTSA 914 (+74)
13 Mississippi 923 (+83)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Rachael Taylor NCSU 210 (E)
2 Katja Pogacar OSU 213 (+3)
T3 Yupaporn Kawinpakorn KU 214 (+4)
T3 Morgane Metraux FSU 214 (+4)
T5 Maria Torres   UF 215 (+5)
T5 Lindsey McCurdy SMU 215 (+5)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T3 Yupaporn Kawinpakorn 214 (+4)
T28 Pornvipa Sakdee 224 (+14)
T46 Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 229 (+19)
73 Pitsinee Winyarat 242 (+32)
74 Laine Evans 244 (+34)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –Kansas senior women’s golfer Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn extended her streak of excellence by tying for third with Morgane Metraux of Florida State in the 75-golfer field at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational Sunday in Gainesville. It was Kawinpakorn’s fourth-straight top-five finish and ninth-straight top-10 finish going back to the 2014-15 season.
Kawinpakorn was one of five golfers to shoot under par in Sunday’s final round carding a 71 (-1). Her three-round score of 214 (+4) was four strokes behind individual medalist Rachael Taylor of North Carolina State at 210 (E). 
“Mook finished strong with a birdie on her last hole for another solid tournament but I know she isn’t satisfied with it,” 12th-year KU head coach Erin O’Neil said. “She’s hungry to get more wins this spring.”

KU entered Sunday in 11th place and was unable to move that spot in the final team standings. KU shot a 301 in its final round and finished with a three-round score of 903 (+63), six strokes behind 10th-place Florida International and 41 strokes behind first-place Florida. The 11th-place finish broke a three-tournament streak where the Jayhawks placed in the top-half of the field.
KU junior Pornvipa Sakdee carded a 224 (+14) to tie for 28th in her first action since the 2015 Big 12 Tournament last April. She moved up one spot after shooting a 75 (+5) on the day. Her 74.7 stroke average for the tournament was in line with the 74.9 stroke average she recorded in the 2014-15 season.
Kansas freshman Ariadna Fonseca Diaz scored a 229 (+19) to tie for 46th, while sophomore Pitsinee Winyarat shot a 242 (+32) to place 73rd. Freshman Laine Evans recorded a 244 (+34) to place 74th
The Jayhawks will return to the golf course March 14-15 when they compete at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Arizona.
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