Chou's under-par round guides KU women's golf at LSU Tiger Golf Classic

Yi-Tsen Chou's 1-under 71 led the Kansas women's golf team into an eighth-place standing after Monday's opening round of the LSU Tiger Golf Classic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The team shot a collective score of 18-over 306, sitting in a tie for eighth place with Chattanooga.

Chou remained consistent throughout the first day, as she came out strong by shooting for par on her first six holes of the day. A 3-under par effort on the back nine included three birdies which put her in a tie for third place going into the second round. This is Chou's eighth round shooting under par of the season.

Senior Chomchana Phuchanbanchob birdied two of the first six holes and shot 1-over on the front nine but couldn't overcome two late double bogeys, resulting in a 5-over 72 score to put her in a tie for 30th. Freshman Pear Pooratanaopa and sophomore Sera Tadokoro shot a 5-over 77 on day one and are in a tie for 40th place.

Kansas will tee off for the second round of the LSU Tiger Golf Classic on Saturday.

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