ISU Jumps To Third Place At UCF Challenge
ORLANDO, Fla.- The No. 22 Iowa State women’s golf team recorded the lowest team score of the day with a 281 in the second round of the UCF Challenge this afternoon. The 281 mark is the second-lowest 18-hole score in school history, as the Cyclones jumped up to third place in the competitive 19-team field at 573 (292-281).
The Cyclones are six strokes behind second-round leader UCF (282-285=567).
Iowa State head coach Christie Martens received a team effort this afternoon, as all five Cyclones carded rounds of even par or better. ISU’s top-four players are all currently in the top-20 in the medalist race.
Junior Chonlada Chayanun is the top Cyclone after firing a 3-under 69 in round two. Chayanun is currently tied for ninth (73-69=142), five shots out of first place.
Sophomore Cajsa Persson followed up yesterday’s 71 with a solid even-par 72 today. Persson is currently tied for 13th at 143.
Senior Prima Thammaraks also carded a 3-under 69 today in a round which included seven birdies. Thammaraks’ 69 improved her to even par for the tournament (75-69=144) and in a tie for 19th heading into tomorrow’s final round.
Senior Sasikarn On-iam is tied for 19th after carding a 71 (73-71=144).
The top spot in the medalist race is still held by UCF’s Fanny Cnops who shot a 2-under 70 today (77-70=137).
The tournament will conclude after the third round tomorrow.
1. UCF- 282-285=567
2. Miami- 287-282=569
3. Iowa State-292-281=573
4. East Tennessee State- 288-286=574
5. GRU Augusta- 290-289=579
6. Kentucky- 291-289= 580
7. Minnesota- 295-287=582
8. South Florida- 290-297=587
10. Texas State- 291-297=588
Georgia State- 300-288=588
12. New Mexico-298-291=589
13. East Carolina- 301-289=590
15. Tulane- 308-385=593
16. Florida International-294-301=595
17. Wisconsin- 303-293=596
18. Kennesaw State-300-297=597
19. Western Carolina-313-293=606
Iowa State Scores
T9. Chonlada Chayanun- 73-69=142
T13. Cajsa Persson- 71-72=143
T19. Sasikarn On-iam- 73-71=144
Primma Thammaraks- 75-69=144
T75. Carmen Vidau- 79-72=151
1. Fanny Cnops, UCF- 67-70=137
2. Ashley Holder, UCF- 70-68= 138
3. Casey Kennedy, GRU Augusta- 68-71=139