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Kansas golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn tees off on the fourth hole on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 during the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Golf Course. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

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Tom Keegan: Kansas golfer ‘Mook’ always learning

Winning golfers never stop learning, forever turn bad experiences into growth opportunities. Watch Jordan Spieth next April at Augusta eat up No. 12, the hole that ate him up last month in the Masters. If it takes him more than one Masters to conquer that demon of a par 3, so be it. He’ll never stop embracing the challenge.

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‘Mook’ just keeps getting better

For golfers, the lower they score, the more difficult it is to show significant improvement in their scores. Golfers get better, then worse, then better. The steps forward might outdo the regressions, but it’s never a steady forward march. Then again, never say never. By Tom Keegan

Column: KU golfer ‘Mook’ making the most of talent

For most, golf amounts to a cruel tease. Regression follows improvement, over and over. The average golfer essentially runs in place thinking half the time that a great distance has been covered, convinced the horrors of the game have vanished from the rear-view mirror.

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Striking distance: Two Jayhawks 1 stroke off lead

All-Big 12 golfer Yupaporn “Mook” Kawinpakorn and her Kansas University teammate/fellow Thailand native Pornvipa “Faii” Sakdee trail Kansas State freshman Chandler Gallagher by one stroke after 36 holes of the Maryilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational on Monday at Alvamar. By Gary Bedore


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