Chayanun and Siritrai guide ISU women’s golf to third place after round one


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

Mike Randleman

It would not come in wire-to-wire fashion like her previous victory, but Chonlada Chayanun is within striking distance of a second consecutive win after one round at the Miami Hurricane Invitational.

After a one-under-par round of 70, Chayanun is tied for fifth place alongside her freshman teammate, Nattapan Siritrai.

The Thai duo are two shots behind co-leaders Kaitlin Park and Hana Lee of Northwestern.

On the team side of the leaderboard, No. 30 Iowa State stands in third place, six shots behind No. 8 Northwestern and three behind No. 31 Louisville.

Behind Chayanun and Siritrai for Iowa State is junior Cajsa Persson.

Persson is tied for 21st place out of 87 golfers after posting a score of 72.

Freshman Celia Barquin posted a 74 after three bogies on her closing seven holes derailed what was an even-par round.

At three-over-par, Barquin is tied for 30th place.

With a 79, freshman M.J. Kamin is tied for 78th place. Her score was not counted towards team scoring.

The second of three rounds of the Miami Hurricane Invitational are set for March 3 and 4 at the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla.

In round two, Iowa State will be grouped with Northwestern and Louisville with tee times beginning at 6:30 a.m. CST.