Sunner Moves Up Three Spots

FLORENCE, Ariz. – Kansas State’s Abbi Sunner moved up the leaderboard from 11th to grab a share of eighth-place after the conclusion of the second round of the Northern Migration Invitational Tuesday.

Sunner and the Wildcats shot a second-round 309 (+21) at Poston Butte Golf Course. K-State was unable to improve from their first round 18-over par 306 but scores were tough to improve among the 19-team field and still sit in a tie for ninth-place after two rounds.

The Cats are tied with Eastern Michigan, who over two rounds, have shot a 615 (+39).

“Abbi did a nice job today,” said coach Kristi Knight. “The other ladies are doing their best. It is just two or three holes here or there holding us back. They had a good practice after the round.”

The University of Texas-San Antonio continues to lead the team competition after recording a second-round score of 296 (+8). The Roadrunners hold a one-stroke lead over Idaho. The Vandals tallied a second round 296 (+8) as well.

Idaho’s Kayla Mortellaro stays on top of the individual leaderboard after recording a second-round score of 2-under par, 70. Mortello leads East Tennessee State’s Sinead O’Sullivan by five strokes. Sinead has carded a 36-hole score of 143 (-1).

Sunner started the day bogeying the first three holes but found her stroke and finished just 3-over par (75) for the day. The senior moves into the top-10 looking for the first of her career. Sunner holds a 36-hole score of 149 (+5).

Hanna Roos shot a second-round 78 (+6) to move into a tie for 35th place. The freshman has carded a two-round score of 155 (+11).

Sophomore Ami Storey joins Roos in a tie for 35th after recording a second-round score of 5-over par 77.

Elise and Emily Houtz each sit in a tie for 47th place with 36-hole totals of 156 (+12) each. Emily shot a 6-over par 78 and Elise carded a 7-over par 79 in the second round. Emily is competing as an individual.

Morgan Moon shot a 79 (+7) in the second round to shave five strokes off her first round score. The senior sits in tie for 82nd.

K-State’s final round start times of the Northern Migration Invitational will be announced at a later time.

Northern Migration Invitational

Florence, Ariz.

Poston Butte Golf Course

Par 72 / 6,227 yards

Team Scores: 1. UTSA, 298-296--594 (+18); 2. Idaho, 299-296--595 (+19); 3. Minnesota, 300-296--596 (+20); 4. East Tennessee St., 300-301--601 (+25); 5. Kansas, 299-308--607 (+31); T6. Nebraska, 305-307--611 (+35); T6. Florida International, 305-306--611 (+35); 8. Texas Tech, 311-303--614 (+38); T9. Kansas State, 306-309--615 (+39); T9. Eastern Michigan, 312-303--615 (+39); 11. Iowa State, 304-317--621 (+45); 12. Boise State, 308-315--623 (+47); 13. Northern Arizona, 312-312--624 (+48); 14. Bradley, 314-313--627 (+51); 15. Wichita State, 311-319--630 (+54); 16. Morehead State, 316-321--637 (+61); T17. Texas-A&M Corpus Christi, 319-322--641 (+65); T17. Montana, 316-325--641 (+65); 19. Towson, 340-329--669 (+93).

Top Individuals: 1. Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho, 68-70--138 (-6); T2. Sinead O’Sullivan, East Tennessee St., 73-70--143 (-1); T2. Summer Batiste, UTSA, 73-70--143 (-1); 4. Samantha Sommers, Minnesota, 75-71--146 (+2); T5. Shelly Martinez, UTSA, 79-68--147 (+3); T5. Teresa Puga, Minnesota, 75-72--147 (+3).

K-State Individuals: T8. Abbi Sunner, 74-75--149 (+5); T35. Hanna Roos, 77-78--155 (+11); T35. Ami Storey, 78-77--155 (+11); T46. Elise Houtz, 77-79--156 (+12); T46. Emily Houtz*, 78-78--156 (+12); T82. Morgan Moon, 84-79--163 (+19).