Women's Golf Prepares for Indiana Invitational

Paige Osterloo

April 1, 2011

Indiana Invitational Notes Get Acrobat Reader

MANHATTAN, Kan - The Kansas State women’s golf team will travel to Columbus, Ind. for its final event of the regular season to compete in the Indiana Invitational, April 4-5. The event will begin with 36-holes on Monday followed by the final 18 on Tuesday, with each day teeing off with 8:00 a.m. (CT) shotgun start.

THE FIELD: This will be the first event of the season that pits the Wildcats against a field without another Big 12 team present. The Wildcats have a 39-57 (.406) record against non-conference foes this season. The entire 15-team field consists of Akron, Ball State, Bradley, Eastern Michigan, Evansville, Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana, IUPUI, Kansas State, Louisville, Michigan, Oakland, Wisconsin and Western Michigan.

INDIANA INVITATIONAL PREVIEW: This will be the final preparation for the Wildcats before the Big 12 Championships, which will be held April 22-24. K-State has never competed in the Indiana Invitational before this season and will be fielding the lineup of Whitney Pyle, Paige Osterloo, Ami Storey, Gianna Misenhelter and Elise Houtz for just the second time this year. This lineup finished 14th at the Alamo Invitational with a score of 72-over par 936.

Pyle has jumped up to the top of K-State’s lineup with a 76.82 stroke average through 23 rounds this season. The sophomore recorded a career-low 36-hole score and a career-low single round score at the Mountain View Collegiate, carding a 148 and a 69, respectively.

Osterloo has notched the lowest stroke-average of the spring season with 77.25 through 12 rounds. The junior’s best finish of the spring was a tie for sixth at the BYU Entrada Classic.

Misenhelter joins Osterloo as the only two Wildcats that have competed in all nine events this season. Misenhelter will look to get back her top-20 swing, as she recorded four top-20 performances during the fall slate.

Houtz will make just her second appearance of the season with her last event coming at the Alamo Invitational where she carded a 31 over-par 247.

LAST TIME OUT: K-State put together some season-best numbers at the Mountain View Collegiate. As a team, the Wildcats shot a 14-over par 301 in the final round to record its best three-round score  over the last five events to finish in 14th at40-over par 904.

K-State had three individuals record season-low scores as well. Pyle led the Wildcats with a career-low three-round total of 6-over par 222 to finish in a tie for 30th. Her previous 54-hole-low came at the Sunflower Invitational during the fall season where she tallied an 11-over par 227 to tie for sixth. Pyle had also recorded a career-low 18-hole score of 3-under par 69 in the first round of the Mountain View Collegiate.

Storey’s 54-hole score of 9-over par 225 was also a season-low, and Kristen Dorsey fired a season-low 18-hole score of 4-over par 76 in the final round to tally a career-low 54-hole score of 19-over par 235.

OTTER CREEK GOLF COURSE: The teams will play the north and west courses at the Otter Creek Golf Course with a par-72, 6,222-yard layout.