Women's Golf Tees Off 2012 Spring Season in Arizona

Paige Osterloo

Feb. 24, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State women's golf team will open up its 2012 spring season at the Westbrook Spring Invitational, Feb. 26-27, at the par 72, 6,178-yard, Westbrook Village Golf Club in Peoria, Ariz.

The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Sunday, followed by 18 holes on Tuesday, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. MST, each day.

Kansas State will use the scoring lineup of Ami Storey, Hannah Roos, Gianna Misenhelter, Paige Osterloo and Whitney Pyle, while Olivia Eliasson will compete as an individual. This same lineup previously placed 9th at the Susie Maxwell Classic back in October.

"The team is looking forward to this event," head coach Kristi Knight said. "They have been focused in practice, and I have seen some good things during our qualifying rounds. It is a matter of bringing a calm confidence to the event and not trying to do too much."

Misenhelter looks to continue her successful fall season that included two top-five finishes. The sophomore competed in all five events and achieved the team's best stroke average for the fall season. Storey and Pyle also look to continue their successful fall after participating in all five events, both earning two top-20 finishes.

Osterloo competed in four events, starting off her fall season with a top-10 finish at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, and Roos competed in three events earning her best finish at the Dale McNamara Invitational.

Eliasson will compete as an individual for the second time this season.

This will be the first time the Wildcats have ever competed in the Westbrook Spring Invitational.

Kansas State will be joined in the field by Wisconsin, Colorado State, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Idaho, Texas-El Paso and Washington State.

Live stats of the Westbrook Spring Invitational will be available at www.golfstat.com. Results of the Westbrook Spring Invitational will be posted on www.kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play on Sunday and Monday.