K-State Finishes in Eighth at Big 12 Championship

April 27, 2014

K-State Athletics

AUSTIN, Texas - The Kansas State women's golf team finished in eighth place after the final round of the Big 12 Championship at the par-72, 6,143-yard UT Golf Course. The Wildcats carded a three-day score of 52-over par 916.

"It is a disappointing finish after playing solid in the first round," head coach Kristi Knight said. "We got off to a good start today, but were unable to finish it on the back nine."

Senior Gianna Misenhelter, juniors Olivia Eliasson and Carly Ragains, along with freshman Madison Talley each carded a 6-over par 78 in round three en route to a team total of 24-over par 312, one stroke higher than round two.

Misenhelter finished her golfing career at K-State with a tie for 19th overall -- her highest finish ever at this event. Misenhelter was very consistent throughout the tournament by carding four birdies and 39 pars for a three-day score of 8-over par 227.

Eliasson and Ragains both carded identical scores in each round, finishing the championship tied for 26th with an 11-over par 227. Eliasson collected three birdies in the tournament and improved 14 strokes and six positions from her finish at the 2013 Big 12 Championship where she finished in a tie for 33rd at 25-over par 241.  Ragains tallied seven birdies over three rounds and also bettered her score from last year's championship by 11 strokes.

Talley carded three birdies on the front nine of the third round, including one at the fourth-hardest hole on the course, the par-4, 344-yard No. 1. Talley finished the Big 12 Championship in 40th place with a three-day score of 22-over par 227.   

Battling illness that forced her to withdraw from the second round, freshman Katherine Gravel-Coursol carded a 14-over par 86 in the third round.

Oklahoma captured the team title with a three-day score of 3-under par 861. Oklahoma also had the top individual, Chirapat Jao-Javanil, who carded a 7-under par 209.

K-State finished the season with a 59-79-3 record. The Wildcats will return six players from this year's squad including Eliasson and Ragains who competed in every event of the 2013-14 season.

Big 12 Championship
Austin, Texas 
UT Golf Course

Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma, 291-292-278--861 (-3); 2. Texas, 297-289-292--878 (+14); 3. Baylor, 297-299-288--884 (+20); T4. Kansas, 297-295-294--886 (+22); T4. Iowa State, 302-293-291--886 (+22); 6. Texas Tech, 295-306-300--901 (+37); 7. Oklahoma State, 298-308-300--906 (+42); 8. Kansas State, 293-311-312--916 (+52); 9. TCU, 310-306-301--917 (+53).

Individual Scores: 1. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma, 69-72-68--209 (-7); T2. Natalie Karcher, Texas, 71-69-71--211 (-5); T2. Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, Kansas, 69-73-69--211 (-5); T4. Laura Lonardi, Baylor, 70-74-72--216 (E); T4. Chonlada Chayanun, Iowa State, 73-72-71--216 (E).

K-State Individuals: T19. Gianna Misenhelter, 70-76-78--224 (+8); T26. Olivia Eliasson, 72-77-78--227 (+11); T26. Carly Ragains, 72-77-78--227(+11); 40. Madison Talley, 79-81-78--238 (+22); 44. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 80-W-86​.