Women’s golf in fourth, 17 shots off the lead after round two at Big 12’s

Mike Randleman

With one round to go at the Big 12 Championship, the fate of the ISU women’s golf team could go in several directions.

If the Cyclones can post a subpar round, climbing from fourth place to second is not out of the equation. On the other end of the spectrum, another round in the 300’s could potentially drop the Cyclones as far down as seventh or eighth out of nine participating teams.

Sitting in the middle of the pack with a 14-over-par total of 590 (290+300), No. 37 Iowa State faces a near insurmountable 17-stroke deficit to the leader, No. 26 Baylor.

Individually, Cajsa Persson leads Iowa State. The junior is tied for ninth place after two rounds of 73. At two-over-par, she trails leader Kenzie Niesen of Oklahoma State by seven shots.

One shot behind Persson is freshman Nattapan Siritrai, who is tied for 14th place out of 45 golfers after rounds of 73 and 74.

Senior Chonlada Chayanun is tied for 18th place. After four birdies in a one-under-par first round of 71, Chayanun failed to record a birdie en route to a 77 in round two. She is the only Cyclone to post a round of par or better thus far.

In a tie for 21st is freshman Celia Barquin, who recorded rounds of 73 and 76. Rounding out the starting lineup is freshman M.J. Kamin. She is tied for 41st place. Her rounds of 79 and 78 have not been considered for team scoring.

Final round play for Iowa State will begin Sunday at 9 a.m. from The Dominion Country Club in San Antonio Texas. Iowa State will be grouped with fifth-place Texas Christian (+15) and sixth-place Texas (+20).