UT golfer helps Thailand to fifth-place finish at Summer World University Games

August 29, 2017 | Athletics, News
By Steve Easton

Junior Pinyada Kuvanun tied for 13th place individually to help Thailand to a fifth-place showing in the women’s golf competition at the 2017 Summer World University Games.

The final round was scheduled to be played Sunday but was canceled due to inclement weather in Taipei City, Taiwan.


Kuvanun carded rounds of 75-71-75 to finish at five-over par 221 in the competition. Kuvanun combined with Pasinee Thongthaengyai (76-73-72) and Kent State’s Pimnipa Panthong (71-72-76) to post a team score of 436. The top two individuals’ rounds registered each day were counted in the team scores.

The United States earned the gold medal with a score of 421 with China (424) and Korea (431) receiving the silver and bronze medals, respectively. Japan placed fourth with a team score of 434.

Kuvanun and the Rockets will open their 2017-18 campaign Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 18-19, at Ball State’s Cardinal Classic in Yorktown, Ind.

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