Chayanun, ISU women’s golf tie for fourth at Big 12 Championship

Mike Randleman

Led by a season-best performance by junior Chonlada Chayanun, both Chayanun and No. 24 Iowa State tied for fourth place at the Big 12 Championship.

With a 22-over-par tournament total of 886, the Cyclones finished 25 shots behind champion No. 13 Oklahoma.

Iowa State entered the day in fourth place and posted the third-best score in the final round, but could not gain ground on the leaders and were passed by Baylor who finished in third place with an 884 total.

Although they did not move up the leaderboard, the Cyclones played their best golf on Sunday, with three of five starters getting rounds of par or better.

After finishing in 38th and tied for 29th place in her first two Big 12 Championships, the third time was the charm for Chayanun.

Chayanun posted a one-under-par 71 to finish with an even-par total of 216 for the tournament. She finished in a tie for fourth-place, her highest finish of the season.

Seniors Sasikarn On-iam and Prima Thammaraks both shot even-par final rounds of 72. On-iam finished with tie for ninth with a 220 total, while Thammaraks tied for 21st with 225.

On-iam has not finished outside the top-25 in four starts at the Big 12 Championship.

Sophomore Cajsa Persson matched Thammaraks’ 225 total and shot a four-over-par 76 in the final round.

Rounding out the starting lineup was freshman Carmen Vidau, whose final round score of 82 did not qualify for team scoring. She finished in 38th place out of 45 golfers.

Iowa State will next compete at the NCAA Regional Championships on May 8-10. The Cyclones will know their destination and competition when the 72-team field is announced live on the Golf Channel at 5 p.m. April 28.