Misenhelter Grabs Fourth Top-20 Finish at Dale McNamara

Emily Houtz

Oct. 13, 2010

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OWASSO, Okla. – Gianna Misenhelter penciled in a 2-over par 74 to finish in a tie for 19th among 90 individuals after the conclusion of the Dale McNamara Invitational held at the par-72, 6,450-yard Patriot Golf Club on Wednesday.

After recording her highest score of the year of 8-over par 80 in round two, Misenhelter rebounded to shave six strokes in the final round and move up 14 spots on the leaderboard to tally her fourth top-20 finish in as many events this season. It marks the second consecutive time Misenhelter has led the Wildcats in scoring.

Misenhelter’s performance helped K-State move up three spots in team competition to finish 10th. The Wildcats totaled a 16-over par 304 in the third round, giving them an event total of 67-over par 931. K-State defeated Nebraska and Missouri to record a 7-0 combined record this season against the Huskers and Tigers.

Oklahoma never surrendered the top spot as it took first among the 16-team field with a score of 13-over par 877. The same is said of Oklahoma’s Ellen Mueller as she held the lead throughout three rounds and finished with a first-place total of 7-under par 209.

Ami Storey slipped on the leaderboard in the final round to a tie for 25th. The junior ended with a 54-hole total of 15-over par 231 after a score of 9-over par 81 in the third round.

Whitney Pyle recorded her best round of the invitational of 4-over par 76, lifting her to a tie for 44th. Paige Osterloo also notched her best score of the invitational with a 2-over par 74, giving her a 54-hole score of 23-over par 239. Osterloo moved up 15 spots to finish in a tie for 55th.

Emily Houtz finished in a tie for 80th with a 54-hole total of 37-over par 253, while Hanna Roos finished in a tie for 62nd after recording a three-round score of 26-over par 242.

K-State will conclude its fall slate Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas, held at Briggs Ranch Golf Course.

Dale McNamara Invitational
The Patriot Golf Club
Par 72-6,450 yards

Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma, 292-291-294—877 (+13); T2. Oklahoma State, 301-290-309—900 (+36); T2. Texas, 297-302-301—900 (+36); 4. Tulsa, 303-295-305—903 (+39); 5. UNLV, 292-307-306—905 (+41); 6. MTSU, 293-309-305—907 (+43; 7. Kennesaw State, 305-307-307—919 (+55); 8. Arkansas-Little Rock, 301-312-310—923 (+59); 9. Wichita State, 310-313-306—929 (+65);.10. Kansas State, 306-321-304—931 (+67); 11. Missouri, 314-305-313—932 (+68); T12. Long Beach State, 301-307-328—936 (+72); T12. Oral Roberts, 309-317-310—936 (+72); 14. Nebraska, 311-313-314—938 (+74); 15. Southern Methodist, 314-327-321—962 (+98); 16. Texas A&M CC, 330-317-329—976 (+112).

Top Individuals: 1. Ellen Mueller, Oklahoma, 67-73-69—209 (-7); 2. Kristina Merkle, Tulsa, 68-73-75—216 (E); T3. Theresa Koelbaek, UNLV, 69-74-75—218 (+2); T3. Taylor Schmidt, Oklahoma, 73-70-75—218 (+2); 5. Katelyn Sepmoree, Texas, 76-73-72—219 (+3).
K-State Individuals: T19. Gianna Misenhelter, 74-80-74—228 (+12); T25. Ami Storey, 75-75-80—230 (+14); T44. Whitney Pyle, 78-78-80—234 (+18); T55. Paige Osterloo, 79-86-74—239 (+23); *T62. Hanna Roos, 79-81-82—242 (+26); T80. Emily Houtz, 80-87-86—253 (+37).

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