Winyarat ends day one tied for eighth at Minnesota Invite

Minnesota Invitational
The Minikahda Club | Minneapolis, Minn.
Par-72 | 6,119 Yards
Kallie Gonzales collected six birdies on Monday
Final Results
Place Team Score
1 Texas 590 (+14)
T2 Louisville 591 (+15)
T2 Purdue 591 (+15)
4 TCU 594 (+18)
T5 Furman 596 (+20)
T5 Kentucky 596 (+20)
7 East Carolina 597 (+21)
8 Wisconsin 599 (+23)
9 Minnesota 600 (+24)
T10 Kansas 609 (+33)
T10 Kansas State 609 (+33)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
T1 Heather Ciskowski UM 143 (-1)
T1 Brooke Ferrell UW 143 (-1)
T1 Anna Hack UK 143 (-1)
T1 Greta Volker UT 143 (-1)
5 Lisa Pettersson ECU 144 (E)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T8 Pitsinee Winyarat 146 (+2)
T25 Kallie Gonzales 151 (+7)
T41 Ariadna Fonseca Diaz 154 (+10)
T50 Annika Cedo 158 (+14)
59 Yi-Tsen Chou 166 (+22)

Tournament Results

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Kansas junior Pitsinee Winyarat ended her first round with a double bogey to finish with a five-over, 77, but then rebounded by scoring birdies on five of her first 11 holes to start the second round at the Minnesota Invitational Monday at The Minikahda Club. Winyarat, who is nicknamed “Lizzie,” posted a three-under, 69 over the day’s second 18 holes and stands in a tie for eighth with a two-over, 146.
“Lizzie hit it very, very well in the second round,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “She did everything well. She was thinking well and got confident in herself. That made a big difference.”
As a team, the Jayhawks also rebounded improving their first-round score by 23 strokes. KU suffered through seven double bogeys and a pair of triple bogeys en route to its 28-over, 316. During the second round, Kansas only notched one double bogey and fired a five-over, 293. As a result, the Jayhawks stand in a tie for 10th place with Kansas State, at 609.
“It is a course where you have to get off the tee well and put yourself in a good position going into the green.  We did a better job with that in the second 18,” O’Neil said. “We learned a lot in that first round.”
Junior Kallie Gonzales topped her first round score of 77 with a 74 in the second round. She stands in a tie for 25th place with a seven-over, 151. Sophomore Ariadna Fonseca Diaz shaved four strokes off her first-round score (77) with a 74 in her second 18 holes. Tied for 41st overall, Fonseca Diaz shot a 10-over, 154 on the day.
KU freshmen Annika Cedo and Yi-Tsen Chou experienced some transition in their first collegiate round. Cedo scored an 83, while Chou posted an 88. Like the rest of the Jayhawks, both regrouped and finished the day strong with a 75 and 78, respectively.
Texas leads the field overall with a 14-over, 590, which is only one stroke ahead of Louisville and Purdue. Kansas is looking to catch host Minnesota, which stands in ninth place with 600.
“I hope we go out and continue to take what we learned, especially in the second round,” O’Neil said. “(We) need to build off that momentum of putting ourselves in a good position off the tee and being confident and committed to our plan. If we can shoot the way we did (in the second round) we should move up some more.”
The event will conclude on Tuesday with a 9 a.m., shotgun start for the third and final round. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.