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Kanpai Wins Individual Title At Chevron Collegiate

Kanpai Wins Individual Title At Chevron Collegiate

HOUSTON, TX — Sophomore Nicha Kanpai of the Maryland women’s golf team won her first individual title Tuesday at the Chevron Collegiate at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas.

Kanpai tied with Illinois’ Isabel Sy for the individual title with a score of 204 (69-66-69). Her second round score of 66 and 54-hole score of 204 were both career-bests. Her score of 204 also set a program record. 

As a team, the Terrapins finished in second of 16 teams competing with a score of 835, which smashed the previous program record of 847 set by the Terrapins last season. The Terps’ shot a 279 in the first round, then a 275 in the second round Monday, which also set a program record. They shot a 281 Tuesday and finished 29 strokes under par and just four strokes behind SMU. 

Senior Patrice Mackova earned a score of 206 (66-69-71), which was -10. Mackova and Kanpai were tied for first after the first two rounds Monday. Mackova finished tied for fourth.

Graduate student Maria Vittoria Corbi shot a 209 (69-69-71), which was seven strokes under par and a career-best 54-hole score. She tied for 17th for her second top 20 finish this year.

Junior Panassaya Somchit earned an even score of 216 (75-71-70) and tied for 37th. Senior Karla Elena Vázquez Setzer earned a score of 228 (78-77-73).

The Terps will compete next at the Battle of Briar’s Creek in Kiawah, S.C. March 11-12.




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