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Four Cyclone golfers have contributed to this inflating number, as Prima Thammaraks, Sasikarn On-iam, Chonlada Chayanun and Cajsa Persson have all recorded up a pair of 69s this season.
In the Big 12 this year, four golfers have recorded back-to-back rounds of sub-70 golf. One of them is Oklahoma State’s Julie Yang, who is currently ranked 14th nationally by Golfweek. The other three are Cyclones: Persson, Thammaraks and On-iam. Coming into this season, no Iowa State golfer had ever achieved this feat.
Persson became the first Cyclone in school history to record back-to-back sub-70 rounds of golf when she posted a pair of 69s in rounds one and two of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational. She capped off the tournament with an even-par 72 to finish tied for fifth with a 54-hole total of 210, the best 54-hole score in Iowa State history. Persson is currently third on the team in stroke average at 73.62.
Next to string together a pair of 69s was Thammaraks at the UCF Challenge. Thammaraks reeled off back-to-back 69s in the final two rounds to tie for fourth. She now has four career sub-70 rounds and a season stroke average of 73.81.
The most recent Cyclone to achieve the feat is On-iam. The senior became the first Cyclone to earn medalist honors in an event in six years when she opened the Hurricane Invitational with back-to-back 69s. On-iam recorded a 54-hole tally of 211 (69-69-73=211) at the Hurricane Invitational, the second-best 54-hole mark in school history.
The Cyclones are currently ranked 19th nationally by Golfweek heading into the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic match play event, April 4-6 in Athens, Ga.