Chanthaphaeng Records Top Finish for Upstate at ASUN Women’s Golf Championships

Anna Chanthaphaeng
Anna Chanthaphaeng

Braselton, Ga. – Anna Chanthaphaeng had a final round 77 to finish in a tie for 16th place as the USC Upstate women's golf team concluded play at the ASUN Women's Golf Championships on Monday from the par 73, 5839-yard Legends Course at Chateau Elan.

Chanthaphaeng posted her lowest round of the tournament with the 77 on Monday and turned in a two-day score of 234 (78-79-77) over 54 holes of competition.

Upstate carded its second straight 314 for the tournament and finished in sixth place with a three-round score of 949 (321-314-314). The Spartans also counted scores on Monday of 72 from Payton Culler, 82 from Sidney Dermody, 83 from Pan Paksanont and 84 from Marley DeFreitas.

North Florida won the ASUN Women's Golf Championships by seven strokes with a final round 297 and combined for a 898 (306-295-297). Samantha Griffith of Lipscomb took home individual medalist honors after defeating Florida Gulf Coast's Megan Blonien in a playoff. Griffith was at even-par 219 for the tournament.

Culler had the lowest score of the tournament for Upstate with her third round 72, a difference of 15 strokes from her round two score, and was the team's second-highest finisher at tied for 21st place with a 237 (78-87-72). Paksanont and Dermody were within one stroke of each other on the leaderboard as Paksanont finished in 25th position at 240 (81-76-83) and Dermody tied for 26th at 241 (84-75-82). DeFreitas rounds out the standings for the Spartans in a tie for 32nd place with a 256 (88-84-84).

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  • By averaging a 316.33 for the tournament, Upstate broke the school's single-season record for stroke average, coming in at 312.56. The Spartans surpassed the old record of 321.42 by the 2014-15 team.
  • Paksanont finished the season with a 76.56 stroke average and now ranks first in program history for single-season stroke average, passing the mark of 77.84 turned in by Richelle Wedzik in 2006-07.
  • Upstate concluded the ASUN Women's Golf Championships with a 3.55 stroke average in par 3 scoring, 4.33 stroke average in par 4 scoring and 5.47 stroke average in par 5 scoring.
  • The Spartans compiled 142 pars and 24 birdies over the course of two days.
  • Chanthaphaeng finished with a team-high seven birdies, while DeFreitas added six, Paksanont five, and Culler and Dermody three each.
  • Chanthaphaeng was also among the field's top players in par 3 scoring, par 4 scoring, par 5 scoring and birdies. The freshman tallied a 3.33 stroke average in par 3 scoring, 4.19 stroke average in par 4 scoring and 5.40 stroke average in par 5 scoring to go with her seven birdies.
  • Culler had a 3.42 stroke average in par 3 scoring and 4.11 stroke average in par 4 scoring, and ranked tied for fourth at the tournament with 36 pars.
  • Dermody and Paksanont contributed 5.20 and 5.27 stroke averages, respectively, in par 5 scoring.
  • Dermody collected 29 pars and DeFreitas was just behind Chanthaphaeng in birdies with her six.
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