Cats Finish Fall Season at Palmetto Intercollegiate

 

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - The Kansas State women's golf team shot a final round 313 (+25), giving the Wildcats a 54-hole score of 57-over par 921 and a tie for 11th place out of 18 teams in the Palmetto Intercollegiate at Oak Point Golf Course Tuesday.

The Wildcats score of 921 was the third-lowest score they have put up in their five fall events. After shooting a 304 (+16) in the first two rounds, K-State was unable to improve in the final round, falling one place on the leaderboard.

"We never got more than two scores per round," said head coach Kristi Knight. "There were positives, just not as a whole. We are disappointed that this is our final fall round, but we did some good things this fall. Ami is much improved from a year ago, and our freshmen saw action and produced some good scores. We are looking forward to the spring."

East Tennessee State never dropped from atop the leaderboard as it took home the team title with a three-round score of 879 (+15). The Buccanneers blew out the field as second-place Kansas, which shot an 895 (+31), was 16 strokes away.

Jessie Hollandsworth of Maryland stayed on top of the leaderboard despite shooting a final round 76 (+4). Hallandsworth's first two rounds of 69 and 68 proved to be the difference as she was the only player in the red at 3-under par for the competition.

Freshman Whitney Pyle led the Wildcats with a career-low 54-hole score of 229 (+13), putting her in a tie for 34th. The Kansas native also shot a career-low 75 (+3) in rounds two and three, which was over five shots better than her stroke average of 80.66.

"Whitney did a good job," said Knight. "This was just her second event, so I am pleased. It was good experience for her."

Morgan Moon shot a 79 (+7) in the final round to give her a three-round total of 232 (+16), putting her in a tie for 48th.

Senior Abbi Sunner shot an 83 (+11) in the third and final round to give her a 54-hole score of 234 (+18).

Ami Storey carded a 19-over par 235 for the tournament and finished in a tie for 64th.

Finishing K-State's lineup this week was freshman Kristen Dorsey, who tallied a career-low three-round score of 240 (+24).

The Wildcats will begin the spring season, March 7-9, at the Eagle Landing Invitational in Orange Park, Fla.

Palmetto Intercollegiate

Kiawah Island, S.C.

Oak Point Golf Course

Par 72 / 5,917  yards

Team Scores: 1. East Tennessee State, 289-294-296--879 (+15); 2. Kansas, 306-295-294--895 (+31); 3. Kennesaw State, 297-297-302--896 (+32); 4. East Carolina, 295-303-299--897 (+33);  5. Maryland, 296-290-312--898 (+34); T6. Arkansas-Little Rock, 298-303-298--899 (+35); T6. Campbell, 298-293-308--899 (+35); 8. Western Carolina, 300-306-300--906 (+42); 9. Georgia State, 299-299-311--909 (+45); 10. Elon, 310-300-308--918 (+54); T11. Kansas State, 304-304-313--921 (+57); T11. Wm. & Mary, 312-302-307--921 (+57); 13. College of Charleston, 299-309-316--924 (+60); 14. Mississippi State, 315-309-305--929 (+65); 15. Richmond, 313-312-307--932 (+68); 16. UMKC, 308-312-315--935 (+71); 17. Miami, 325-301-315--941 (+77); 18. The Citadel, 331-340-330--1001 (+137).

Top Individuals: 1. Jessie Hollandsworth, Maryland, 69-68-76--213 (-3); T2. Sinead O'Sullivan, ETSU., 74-69-74--217 (+1); T2. Mallory Fraiche, UALR, 72-74-71--217 (+1); 4. Ana Maria Puche, East Carolina, 73-76-70--219 (+3); 5. Ket Premchuen, Kennesaw State, 73-75-72--220 (+4).

K-State Individuals: T34. Whitney Pyle, 79-75-75--229 (+13); T48. Morgan Moon, 75-78-79--232 (+16); T58. Abbi Sunner, 77-73-83--234 (+18); T64. Ami Storey, 81-78-76--235 (+19); T80. Kristen Dorsey, 72-84-84--240 (+24).

-kstatesports.com-