K-State Finishes Fifth in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Kansas State women's golf team finished in fifth place with a score of 45-over par 909 following Sunday's final round of the Lady Buckeye Invitational at the par-72, 6,268-yard Scarlet Course.


Sophomore Madison Talley fired a team-low round of 2-over par 218 to record a career best third-place finish, her fifth top-10 finish of the season. Joining Talley with her fourth top-20 finish this season was senior Carly Ragains, who carded a 12-over par 228.

"It was not a particularly good team result for us," head coach Kristi Knight said. "However, it was a great finish by Madison. This course is a good test of golf."

Freshman Connie Jaffrey ended the event tied for 26th at 14-over par 230, while junior Scotland Preston carded a 21-over par 237 and tied for 49th. Senior Olivia Eliasson finished the event tied for 56th with a score of 25-over par 241. Rounding out the scoring lineup was sophomore Katherine Gravel-Coursol, who tied 62nd place after a 28-over par 244.

"This course is a good test of golf and today was one of those days," Knight said. "There were just a few shots here and there that held us back. I know we will take everything we can from these experiences. The ladies competed hard and I am proud of their effort."

Entering the day with a three-shot advantage, Kent State held on to the top team spot with a winning score of 19-over par 883, three strokes ahead of second-place Ohio State. Kent State was paced by Josee Doyon, who finished with a 54-hole score of 4-under par 212.

The Wildcats will be back in action April 24-26, as they travel to San Antonio, Texas, to compete in the Big 12 Championship at the Dominion Course.

Lady Buckeye Invitational
Columbus, Ohio
Par 72/6,268 Yards
Scarlet Course

Team Scores:
1. Kent State, 289-296-298--883 (+19); 2. Ohio State, 296-296-298--890 (+22); 3. Michigan State, 296-296-298--890 (+26); 4. Indiana, 298-304-306--908 (+44); 5. Kansas State, 301-300-308--909 (+45); 6. Illinois, 310-296-304--910 (+46); 7. Maryland, 303-301-307--911 (+47); 8. Michigan, 303-300-315--918 (+54); 9. Iowa, 306-302-318--926 (+62); 10. Indianapolis, 309-306-316--931 (+62); 11. Toledo, 306-311-317--934 (+70); 12. Akron, 329-310-329--968 (+104)

Top Individuals: 1. Josee Doyon, Kent State, 70-70-72--212 (-4); 2. Elizabeth Tong, Indiana, 68-74-73--215 (-1); 3. Madison Talley, Kansas State, 72-72-74--218 (+2); 4. Wad Phaewchimplee, Kent State, 72-75-73--220 (+4); T5. Jessica Porvasnik, Ohio State, 74-75-72--221 (+5); T5. Jennifer Ha, Kent State, 71-77-73--221 (+5); T5. Gabby Yurik, Michigan State, 76-72-73--221 (+5)

Other K-State Individuals: T18. Carly Ragains, 75-74-79--228 (+12); T26. Connie Jaffrey, 77-76-77--230 (+14); T49. Scotland Preston, 77-81-79--237 (+21); T56. Olivia Eliasson, 83-80-78--241 (+25); T62. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 86-78-80--244 (+28)