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KU golfer ties for 15th at LPGA Thailand

June 8, 2013

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Kansas University women’s golfer Thanuttra Boonraksasat shot a 1-under par 71 on Friday and finished tied for 15th at the Singha-Sat Thai LPGA Championship at Black Mountain Golf Course. Her 5-over 221 for the three-round tournament tied the Bangkok, Thailand, native for third among the 25 amateurs in the field.

A KU senior-to-be, Boonraksasat improved every round of the tournament, shooting a 4-over 76 on Wednesday and a 2-over 74 on Thursday. Her 5-over was six strokes behind winner Jaruporn Palakawong No Ayuthaya, who defeated Kusuma Meechai in a playoff. Both golfers finished the 54-hole event at 1-under.

Boonraksasat’s 1-under score in her final round was one of only 10 sub-par rounds on Friday’s final day among the 66-golfer field. Boonraksasat birdied her final two holes.Boonraksasat was second on the KU team in 2012-13 with a 75.9 stroke average. She was KU’s top scorer in five of 12 events during the season and posted six top-10 finishes her junior season.

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