Lady Golfers in Third at Sunflower Invitational

Emily Houtz

Sept. 27, 2010


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LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Kansas State women's golf team has four individuals in the top-15 and sit in third place among team competition after two rounds of the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational at Alvamar Golf Course on Monday. 

K-State shot an 18-over par 306 in the first round, followed by a 16-over par 304 in the second to gather a two-round score of 34-over par 610. The Wildcats trail second-place Nebraska, who recorded a two-round total of 604 (+28), and are just seven shots back of Kansas, which leads all teams through two rounds with a score of 603 (+27). 

"We are in good position going into the final round," said head coach Kristi Knight. "Overall, it was a struggle, but the ladies hung in there all day." 

Leading the Wildcats on day one was Ami Storey, who sits in a tie for fourth at 4-over par 148. Storey carded a 1-over par 73 in the opening round, jumping into third place. The junior's second round score of 3-over par 75 slipped her to a tie for fourth after two rounds. 

Storey trails individual leader Maddie Sheils of Nebraska by six strokes. Sheils had a two-round score of 2-under par 142. 

Whitney Pyle and Gianna Misenhelter are tied for 14th after tallying 36-hole scores of 9-over par 153. Pyle notched a 77 (+5) in the first round backed with a 76 (+4) in the second. Misenhelter scored a 76 in the opening round then carded a 77 in round two. 

Hanna Roos, who is competing as an individual, scored a 6-over par 78 in the first round, but she improved with a 4-over par 76 in the second round to lift her in a tie for 17th. 

After an opening round 80 (+8), Emily Houtz found herself in a tie for 32nd, but a second round score of 4-over par 76 moved her 10 spots to a tie for 22nd through 36 holes. 

Paige Osterloo recorded a two-round score of 15-over par 159 and sits in a tie for 35th. 

Kristen Dorsey, who is also competing as an individual, recorded a 36-hole score of 24-over par 168 to put her in a tie for 57th.

The third and final round of the Marylinn Smith/Sunflower Invitational will begin with an 8:30 shotgun start Tuesday morning. Complete results will posted on as soon as they are made available.

Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational
Alvamar Golf Course
Par 72-6,279 yards 

Team Scores: 1. Kansas, 313-290--603 (+27); 2. Nebraska, 303-301--604 (+28); 3. K-State, 306-304--610 (+34); T4. Oral Roberts, 313-299--612 (+36); T4. Arkansas-Little Rock, 306-306--612(+36); 6. Wichita State, 306-316--622 (+46); 7. Illinois State, 316-310--626 (+50); 8. South Florida, 318-312--630 (+54); 9. UMKC, 318-312--640 (+64); 10. Arkansas State, 332-320--643 (+67); 11. Northern Iowa, 334-320--654 (+78); 12. Creighton, 331-343--674 (+98).

Top Individuals: 1. Maddie Sheils, Nebraska, 72-70--142 (-2); 2. Grace Thiry, Kansas, 73-73--146 (+2); 3. Emelie Westrup, UALR, 76-71--147 (+3); T4. Ami Storey, K-State, 73-75--148 (+4); T4. Katy Nugent, Kansas, 79-69--148 (+4).

K-State Individuals: T4. Ami Storey, 73-74--148 (+4); T14. Whitney Pyle, 77-76--153 (+9); T14. Gianna Misenhelter, 76-77--153 (+9); T18. Hanna Roos*, 78-76--154 (+10); T22. Emily Houtz, 80-76--156 (+12); T35. Paige Osterloo, 80-79--159 (+12); T57. Kristen Dorsey*, 84-84--168 (+21).

*competing as individual

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