K-State's Moon, Sunner Finish in Top-20

Orange Park, Fla. – Kansas State’s Morgan Moon finished 11th and Abbi Sunner finished 17th out of 93 competitors after the final round of the Eagle Landing Invitational, Tuesday. The duo helped K-State finish in a tie for ninth-place.

The Wildcats posted the third-best score among the 17 teams with a 301 (+13) in the final round to move improve one place from the second round. The three-round score of 920 (+56) is the third-best score of the season for the Cats.

K-State fell just two strokes shy eighth-place Chattanooga, which is the 33rd-ranked team in Division l by GolfWeek.

“We did better each day and I am proud of our improvement,” said coach Kristi Knight. “All of the ladies finished their rounds strong.”

South Florida took over the top spot with a final-round score of 299 (+11). The bulls, which shot a 34-over par 898, for the competition, finished six shots ahead of Illinois who tallied a three-round score of 904 (+40).

Illinois’ Hailey Koschmann kept the lead throughout the three rounds to win the individual competition, finishing with a score of 2-under par 214.

Moon’s 11th-place finish is the best of her career and the fourth top-20 finish of her career. The senior was able to manage two birdies in the final round to shoot a 4-over par 76. Moon finished with a 54-hole score of 10-over par 226.

Sunner’s finish of 17th is the highest of the season and the 11th top-20 finish for the Ankeny, Iowa, native’s career. The senior found herself 2-over par after the first nine holes, but birdied holes one and two to even her score. However, Sunner bogeyed the next two holes to finish the final round with a 74 (+2), and a 54-hole score of 11-over par 227.

Hanna Roos carded a 5-over par 77 in the third round, to finish in a tie for 50th. The freshman turned in a three-round score of 234 (+18).

Sophomore Ami Storey turned in the best score of the final round for the Wildcats with 2-over par 74, six strokes better than what she did in round two. Storey’s three-round score of 235 (+19) finished her is tie for 56th.

Finishing in a tie for 71st was junior Elise Houtz after carding a final-round score of 78 (+6). She finished with a 54-hole score of 240 (+24).

Competing as an individual, Paige Osterloo tallied an 85 (+13) on Tuesday to put her in a tie for 82nd.

 

K-State will continue action on March 15th at the Northern Migration Invitational at Poston Butte Golf Course in Florence, Ariz.

Eagle Landing Invitational

Orange Park, Fla.

Eagle Landing Golf Course

Par 72 / 6,282 yards

Team Scores: 1. South Florida, 303-296-299--898 (+34); 2. Illinois, 308-294-302--904 (+40); 3. Central Arkansas, 299-297-310--906 (+42); 4. Kennesaw State, 304-307-296--907 (+43); T5. East Carolina, 311-303-301--915 (+51); T5. Stetson, 305-304-306--915 (+51); 7. Florida Gulf Coast, 305-302-309--916 (+52); 8. Chattanooga, 316-295-307--918 (+54); T9. Elon, 315-298-307--920 (+56); T9. Kansas State, 313-306-301--920 (+56); 11. Longwood, 317-308-304--929 (+65); 12. James Madison, 316-307-307--930 (+66); 13. Georgetown, 319-305--624 (+71); 14. Jacksonville, 312-308-316--936 (+72); 15. Iowa, 330-310-303--943 (+79); 16. Yale, 326-314-307--947 (+83); 17. High Point, 329-329-343--1001 (+137).

Top Individuals: 1. Hailey Koschmann, Illinois, 69-70-75--214 (-2); 2. Emma de Groot, Chattanooga, 74-70-73--217 (+1); 3. Abby Bools, East Carolina, 72-75-73--220 (+4); 4. Shena Yang, South Florida, 73-72-76--221 (+5); T5. Alexandria Buelow, Stetson, 74-73-76--223 (+7); T5. Rachel Edwards, South Florida, 76-75-72--223 (+7).

K-State Individuals: T11. Morgan Moon, 77-73-76--226 (+10); T17. Abbi Sunner, 77-76-74--227 (+11);  T50. Hanna Roos, 78-79-77--234 (+18); T56. Ami Storey, 81-80-74--235 (+19); T74. Elise Houtz, 84-78-78--240 (+24); T82. Paige Osterloo, 80-80-85--245 (+29).

 

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