UT junior Pinyada Kuvanun finished in an 18th-place tie after carding an even-par 72 in Wednesday’s final round of the 2018 NCAA Madison Regional in Verona, Wis.
Kuvanun ended the tournament with an even-par 216 (73-71-72) and was just three strokes away from qualifying for a playoff to reach the NCAA Championships.She was at two-over par through 13 holes of Wednesday’s round, but registered two birdies down the stretch to get back to even-par. She was tied for third in the tournament in par-three scoring at even-par and finished with 38 pars, eight birdies and eight bogeys.
A first-team All-Mid-American Conference honoree, Kuvanun concluded her season with a school-record 72.8 stroke average.
Oregon State’s Nicole Schroeder finished atop the individual leaderboard at 10-under par 206 (68-66-72), two shots in front of Ohio State’s Jaclyn Lee (71-68-69=208) and Duke’s Leona Maguire (74-65-69=208).
No. 4 Duke captured the team title at 14-under par, nine strokes in front of No. 31 Virginia and 12 ahead of No. 6 Southern Cal.
Also qualifying for the 2018 NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Okla., were No. 12 Arizona State (-1), No. 44 Ohio State (-1) and No. 13 Northwestern (Even).
The tournament field at the University of Wisconsin’s par-72, 6,313-yard University Ridge Golf Course included 24 top 100 players, with Kuvanun ranking 84th in Golfstat’s rankings.