DALLAS, TX (April 2, 2016)--Oklahoma State (868) dominated the SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational Golf Tournament winning the event for the second consecutive year. They defeated second place UNLV (888) by an impressive 20-stokes at the Dallas Athletic Club. The Cowboys won back-to-back tournaments for the first time since 2013 and the 11th time in program history.
Redshirt junior Linnea Johansson (-1) and All-Big 12 performer from a year ago, sophomore Emma Broze (-1) paced the Pokes as they tied for second. Johansson sprung herself into a second place tie with a 6-under-par 66. It was the low round of the tournament as Johansson carded an astounding nine birdies to go along with three bogeys. Sophomore Kenzie Neisen (+3) finished T6 while sophomore Maddie McCrary (+7) was a solid T18.
The medalist winner was Kansas senior Yupaporn Kawinpakorn (-6). A native of Thailand, Kawinpakorn, posted three day scores of 70-67-73 to win by five after losing in a playoff last year at the SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational Golf Tournament. In three appearances at the event Kawinpakorn has placed in the top-10 all three times.
"(Kawinpakorn) fought hard today to get another win. We are so proud of her," 12th-year KU head coach Erin O'Neil said. "The (Dallas Athletic Club) sets up well for Mook and she feels very comfortable on the greens. Getting a win here is a great confidence boost going into the end of our spring season."
This was the fourth win of the season and fifth in the career for Kawinpakorn. She also set a new 54-hole scoring record with a three round total of 210. She broke her own scoring record of 211 at the 2014 Big-12 Championship.
"It has been a great semester for me since (the fall season) and I'd like to keep it up," Kawinpakorn said. "We learned a lot from the past couple of tournaments, which helped us to perform better this week in terms of course management and mindsets."
Along with Johansson and Broze, Central Arkansas freshman Emma Svensson also finished in second place at 1-under-par. UNLV junior Alexandra Kaui (E) placed fifth.
-Oklahoma State and Kansas athletics contributed to this story