ISU women’s golf in seventh place after two rounds in Texas


Chayanun, who owns the ISU women’s golf program records in season stroke average, career stroke average, 54-hole score and 18-hole score, was named the 2014-2015 Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year

Mike Randleman

In just two rounds at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, Chonlada Chayanun has seen the highs and lows of golf.

she set the ISU women’s golf program record for lowest 18-hole total with a 7-under-par round of 65 in the first round.

As the winds picked up in the second round, however, Chayanun’s scores rose with it. She finished 20 strokes higher than her first effort, posting an 85 for her second-highest career round.

Chayanun dropped from a tie for first place to 11th place. She’s ten shots off the lead.

Celia Barquin now leads Iowa State after recording the second-lowest score of the second round with a 74. She moved up 12 spots on the leaderboard and is at 3-over-par for the tournament with a 147 total. 

All five ISU golfers were unable to match or best their first round scores and the field’s scoring average rose from 76.00 in the first round to 82.10 in the second.

After 17 rounds of par or better were recorded in the first round, zero rounds were recorded in the second.

As a result of the difficult conditions, the No. 36 ISU women’s golf team dropped from a tie for fourth place to seventh place after posting a 35-over-par total of 323. For the tournament, Iowa State is 38-over-par and 16 shots behind No. 16 University of Nevada at Las Vegas, who is in first place.

The third and final round will be held at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 14.