UCF Women's Golf Concludes Match Play at Texas Showdown

by Jenna VanHoose

DALLAS, Texas – On the final day of the Texas Showdown, the UCF women’s golf team came up short in match play as Maryland defeated UCF, 4-1-0, and the Knights tied with Baylor, 2-2-1, at the Dallas Athletic Club.

Against Maryland, Nicha Kanpai defeated UCF’s Jess Baker to give the Terrapins an early 1-0 lead in the match and Maryland’s Patrice Mackova edged Molly Smith, 3&2. Brittany Shin earned a victory for the Knights, taking down Virginia Bossi, 4&3. Shin grabbed the lead with three holes remaining and held on to register a point for UCF.

The Terrapins’ Maria Corbi edged UCF sophomore Pimpisa “Sandwich” Sisutham, 2&1. Corbi held onto the lead until a tie at hole No. 18 then took back the lead for the remaining six holes. Maryland’s Panassaya Somchit clinched the match for the Terrapins, defeating UCF freshman Katie Poots, 3&2.

Maryland def. UCF, 4-1-0  
Patricie Mackova (Maryland) def. Molly Smith (UCF), 3&2
Nicha Kanpai (Maryland) def. Jess Baker (UCF) 4&3
Maria Corbi (Maryland) def. Pimpisa “Sandwich” Sisutham (UCF) 2&1
Brittany Shin (UCF) def. Virginia Bossi (Maryland) 4&3
Panassaya Somchit (Maryland) def. Katie Poots (UCF) 3&2

In UCF’s second 18 holes of the day, the Knights tied with Baylor, 2-2-1. Smith earned the victory for the Knights, taking down Silje Ohma, 1UP. Smith and Ohma’s match came down to the wire as Smith recorded a three in the final hole to snag the win. Sisutham defeated Baylor’s Ashleen Kaur, 3&1, to give the Knights their second point in the match. Bears’ Sera Hasegawa edged Shin, 3&2. Baylor’s Rosie Belsham defeated Poots, 5&4 to knot the match, 2-2. Baker and BaiMai Seema’s match was tied following 18 holes.

UCF tied Baylor, 2-2-1
Molly Smith (UCF) def. Silje Ohma (BU), 1UP
BaiMai Seema (BU) tied Jess Baker (UCF)
Pimpisa Sisutham (UCF) def. Ashleen Kaur (BU), 3&1
Sera Hasegawa (BU) def. Brittany Shin (UCF), 3&2
Rosie Belsham (BU) def. Katie Poots (UCF), 5&4

The Knights have now concluded their regular season schedule and return to action for their inaugural appearance in the Big 12 Championship held April 18-20 at Houston Oaks Country Club in Hockley, Texas.