K-State Finishes Seventh in Austin

Oct. 1, 2013

K-State Athletics

AUSTIN, Texas. - The Kansas State women's golf team finished seventh with a three-round team score of 64-over par 904 following the final round of the Challenge at Onion Creek at the par-70, 5,885-yard Onion Creek Golf Course.

Individually, the Wildcats were paced by junior Carly Ragains and senior Gianna Misenhelter, who placed in the top-20. Ragains carded a 12-over par 222 for the tournament, leading the Wildcats for the first time this season while she has finished in the top-20 in every tournament this year. Misenhelter moved up two places by firing a 14-over par 224 to finish the tournament in 19th place.

"Overall we improved today, but we did not play well enough this week to beat many teams," head coach Kristi Knight said.

K-State junior Oliva Eliasson rebounded from a poor round two to finish with a 19-over par 229 to finish at a tie for 33rd. Separated by just one position on the leaderboard were K-State freshmen Madison Talley and Katherine Gravel-Coursol. Talley shot identical scores in round one and two before improving a stroke to finish with a 26-over par 236. Gravel-Coursol, who improved 12 strokes from round one, finished one stroke behind Talley for 47th place.

"Today was a better day score-wise," Knight said. "We just could not quite put it all together, but I am proud of our effort."

Texas Tech won the team title by firing a 28-over par 868, three strokes ahead of Miami. The Red Raiders took home the individual title as well as Elin Arvidsson won by four strokes with a 2-under par 208.

K-State will be back in action in two weeks, Oct. 12-13, as it heads to Iowa City, Iowa, for the Diane Thomason Invitational at the Finkbine Golf Course.

The Challenge at Onion Creek
Austin, Texas
Onion Creek Golf Course
Par 70/5,885 yards

Team Scores: 1. Texas Tech, 291-291-286--868 (+28); 2. Miami, 293-291-286--871 (+31); T3. Kansas, 294-289-292--875 (+35); T3. Coastal Carolina, 291-298-286--875 (+35); 5. Texas State, 294-291-300--885 (+45); 6. Iowa, 297-292-308--898 (+58); 7. Kansas State, 303-303-298--904 (+64)8. Grand Canyon, 297-302-312--911 (+71);  9. Michigan, 307-309-299--915 (+75); 10. St. Edwards, 311-311-317--939 (+99); 11. UTPA, 322-333-312--967 (+127).

Top Individuals: 1. Elin Arvidsson, Texas Tech, 72-67-69--208 (-2); 2. Kimmy Hill, Texas Tech, 72-73-67-- 212 (+2); 3. Chorphaka Jaengkit, Grand Canyon, 70-72-71--213 (+3); 4. Marissa Hinchman, Coastal Carolina, 69-72-73--214 (+4); 5. Leti Ras-Anderica Miami, 73-73-69--215 (+5).

K-State Individuals: T15. Carly Ragains, 77-72-73--222 (+12); 19. Gianna Misenhelter, 74-75-75--224 (+14); T33. Olivia Eliasson, 73-80-76--229 (+19); 47. Madison Talley, 79-79-78--236 (+26); 48. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 86-77-74--237 (+27).