ISU women’s golf takes ninth place in Dallas


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Freshman Nattapan Siritrai practices at Bergstrom Sports Complex on Feb. 5. 

Mike Randleman

The Dallas Athletic Club proved to be a challenge for the entire field, but the ISU women’s golf team had particular difficulty with the par-72 layout.

With a 50-over-par tournament total of 914, No. 31 Iowa State finished in ninth place out of 16 teams at the Dallas Athletic Club/Southern Methodist Invitational.

The Cyclones finished 39 shots behind champion, No. 14 Oklahoma State.

This week marked the first time since September that Iowa State had failed to finish on the upper half of the leaderboard in a tournament and was the highest 54-hole total of the season.

A bright spot in an otherwise trying week for Iowa State was freshman Nattapan Siritrai.

She tied for seventh place out of 84 golfers with rounds of 74, 76 and 72 and finished seven shots off the pace set Yupaporn Kawinpakorn of Kansas and August Kim of Purdue, who defeated Kawinpakorn in a playoff.

Siritrai posted her second top-10 finish of the season to lead the Cyclones.

Junior Cajsa Persson was Iowa State’s next best bet. She finished tied for 18th with rounds of 74, 74 and 76.

Senior Chonlada Chayanun’s streak of three straight top-10 finishes came to an end after she posted rounds of 72, 78 and 83 to tie for 47th place.

Finishing in a tie for 70th were freshmen Celia Barquin (86+76+80) and M.J. Kamin (82+80+80).

Iowa State has completed its regular season and will next compete at the Big 12 Championship, which will be held on April 24 to 26 in San Antonio, Texas.