Five notes from ISU women’s golf ninth-place finish in Dallas

Mike Randleman

The No. 31 ISU women’s golf team completed play at the Dallas Athletic Club/Southern Methodist Invitational in Dallas, Texas on Saturday. The Cyclones took ninth place out of 16 teams, the first time since September they failed to place on the top half of the leaderboard.

With a 54-hole total of 50-over-par, Iowa State recorded its highest 54-hole score of the season with a total of 614. Some of the struggles Iowa State experienced could be attributed to the challenging course and conditions that resulted in every team finishing well over par and the winning score ending up at 11-over-par.

Below are five notes from Iowa State’s trip to the Lone Star State:

– All five ISU starters had at least two double bogies or worse in the tournament.

– For the tournament, the field’s 18-hole scoring average at the par-72 layout was 77.36, with averages of 78.06 in round one, 76.72 in round two and 77.28 in round three. Only 14 of 272 individual rounds broke par.

– In round one, freshman Celia Barquin recorded her highest 18-hole score (86) of what has been a top-50 season according to Golfstat. For the tournament, Barquin tied for 70th out of 84 golfers, her worst finish of the season.

– Freshman Nattapan Siritrai led the team by tying for seventh place. She earned her second top-10 finish and her third top 15.

– Senior Chonlada Chayanun’s streak of three top-10 finishes came to an end after tying for 47th place.