Wildcats Strong in Round Two


TUCSON, Ariz. - Kansas State's women's golf team shot the fourth-best score of 18 teams in the second-round of the MountainView Collegiate Invitational, Friday, to sit in a tie for ninth.

K-State tallied a 13-over par 301 in the second round improving ten strokes from the first round. The team has compiled a two-round score of 612 (+36).

"The course is set up longer than previous years and there has been some gusting winds so the course is playing a little tougher than usual," said coach Kristi Knight.

Texas Tech leads all team scores after taking the top spot from Brigham Young in round two. The Raiders have carded a two-round score of 19-over par 595. After shooting a 291 in the first round, the Cougars of BYU tallied a 305 in the second round to record a 596 (+20) through two rounds and slip to second-place.

The top of the individual leaderboard is crowded with a four-way tie for first. Missouri's Julia Potter, Indiana's Kellye Belcher, BYU's Kelsey Vines and UNLV's Kristen Schilling all turned in two-round totals of 2-over par 146.

K-State battled a tough wind in the first round and posted a score of 311 (+23), putting them in 16th place. The Wildcats were able to find success in par-3 scoring as they ranked second overall at 3-over par after round one.

Abbi Sunner continues to lead the Wildcats this week after scoring a 76 (+4) in the first round and a 74 (+2) in the second. The 36-hole score of 150 (+6) has her in a tie for 19th. Sunner will go into round three eyeing her third top-20 finish this spring. The senior ranks first among the field in par-5 scoring tallying 2-under par on par-5 holes.

Hanna Roos carded a two-round score of 151 (+7), to put her in a tie for 23rd. The freshman is one of only two players to record an eagle through 36-holes.

Elise Houtz sits in a tie for 46th after scoring a two-round 10-over par 154. The junior shot a first round 9-over par 81 and improved eight strokes in the second round to record a 1-over par 73.

Ami Storey scored a 13-over par 157 through 36-holes to sit in a tie for 66th.

Senior Morgan Moon carded a 164 (+20) in two rounds to put her in a tie for 88th.

K-State's third and final round will begin at 9:30 a.m. (CT), Saturday, March 27th.

MountainView Collegiate Invitational

Tucson, Ariz.

MountainView Golf Club

Par 72 / 6,126 yards

Team Scores: 1. Texas Tech, 296-299--595 (+19); 2. BYU, 291-305--596 (+20; T3. UNLV, 298-299--597 (+21); T3. Colorado St., 292-305--597 (+21); T5. Iowa State, 306-294--600 (+24); T5. Baylor, 302-298--600 (+24); 7. Indiana, 303-303--606 (+30); 8. Colorado, 302-309--611 (+35); T9. San Jose St., 300-312--612 (+36); T9. Missouri, 309-303--612 (+36); T9. Michigan, 307-305--612 (+36); T9. Kansas State, 311-301--612 (+36); 13. Wisconsin, 309-304--613 (+37); 14. Northern Arizona, 307-308--615 (+39); 15. Washington St., 306-310--616 (+40); 16. Gonzaga, 312-305--617 (+41); 17. Sacramento St., 299-322--621 (+45); 18. Boise State, 317-321--638 (+62).

Top Individuals: 1. Julia Potter, Missouri, 73-73--146 (+2); T1. Kellye Belcher, Indiana, 75-71--146 (+2); Kelsey Vines, BYU, 70-76--146 (+2); Kristen Schilling, UNLV, 74-72--146 (+2).

K-State Individuals: T19. Abbi Sunner, 76-74--150 (+6); T23. Hanna Roos, 76-75--151 (+7); T46. Elise Houtz, 81-73--154 (+10); T66. Ami Storey, 78-79--157 (+13); T88. Morgan Moon, 84-80--164 (+20).