Iowa State Ends Big 12 Championship Tied For Fourth
LAWRENCE, Kan. -The Iowa State women's golf team tied for fourth at the Big 12 Championships after carding a 300 in the final round this afternoon at the Lawrence Country Club. The Cyclones shot a 913 total, just two shots out of second place. Oklahoma won the team title at 904.
Iowa State has placed fourth in the last three Big 12 Championships, equaling its best finish in the tournament since the Big 12 was formed in 1997.
Junior Punpaka Phuntumabamrung led the Cyclones by tying for eighth behind a final-round 73 to earn all-tournament team honors. Phuntumabamrung, who shot a 226 total (78-75-73), has bounced back from a slow start in the spring by placing in the top-10 in her last three tournaments. She now has eight top-10 performances in her career.
Sophomores Sasikarn On-iam and Prima Thammaraks finished in the top-20, placing 12th and tying for 16th, respectively. On-iam was at 227 (75-74-78) and Thammaraks carded a 74 this afternoon for a 231 tally (78-79-74).
The Cyclones, ranked 37th nationally by Golfstat, are a virtual lock to receive their third-straight NCAA Regional invitation. Invites will be handed out tomorrow via a conference call. Iowa State finished 10th at the NCAA West Regional the last two seasons, missing out of a NCAA Championship appearance by five strokes both times.
1. Oklahoma 316-292-296=904
2. Texas 325-298-288=911
3. Baylor 313-302-297=912
4. Iowa State 311-302-300=913
Oklahoma State 315-301-297=913
6. Texas A&M 318-304-299=921
7. Texas Tech 326-303-295=924
8. Kansas State 323-309-300=932
9. Missouri 322-316-311=949
10. Kansas 338-307-306=951
Iowa State Scores
T8. Punpaka Phuntumabamrung 78-75-73=226
12. Sasikarn On-iam 75-74-78=227
T16. Prima Thammaraks 78-79-74=231
T26. Kristin Paulson 80-79-75=234
38. Chonlada Chayanun 83-74-83=240
1. Mary Michael Maggio, Texas A&M 77-73-69=219
T2. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma 75-70-75=220
T2. Hayley Davis, Baylor 75-72-73=220