Wildcats in Middle of Pack After Round Two

NORMAN, Okla. Elise Houtz is off to her best start of the season as the K-State women’s golf sits in a tie for seventh place after two rounds in the Susie Maxwell Classic at Jimmie Austin Golf Course.


The Wildcats shot a 337-316653 (+77) through the first two rounds and will look towards their team leaders for a high finish in the final round on Monday.


Oklahoma currently claims the top spot after beating out Texas-El Paso in the second round. The Sooners carded a 315-314629 (+53) through two rounds and are four strokes ahead of second-place Oral Roberts. UTEP, who started off the second round in first place, slid down to fifth place.


Erica Mueller of Oklahoma joined Sarah Wikstrom of Arkansas-Little Rock at the top of the leader board, both with 7-over scores of 151. Fellow Sooner Kendall Dye is making it a tight race for the top spot as she sits just one stroke back from the leaders.


Elise Houtz is pacing the Wildcats as she sits in a tie for seventh place, carding a 13-over par 82-75157. Houtz began the second round in a tie at 25th before climbing her way into the top 10, and now is eyeing her first top 20 finish of her career.


Freshmen Paige Osterloo and Ami Storey each showed signs of improvement from round one to two. Osterloo cut six strokes off her round one total and currently sits in a tie at 37th, carding a 85-79164 (+20). Storey was able to improve her round-one score by seven strokes and is currently tied at 32nd with a score of 85-78163 (+19).


Other Wildcats include Abbi Sunner at 25-over and tied for 50th, while Emily Houtz is at 33-over and in 80th place. Morgan Moon, who is competing as an individual, is tied for 58th at 27-over.


The third and final round of the Susie Maxwell Classic will begin with a shotgun start Monday morning at 8 a.m. Final results will be posted on www.kstatesports.com as soon as they become available.


Susie Maxwell Classic

Norman, Okla.

Jimmie Austin Golf Course

Par 72/ 6,013 Yards


Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma, 315-314629 (+53); 2. Oral Roberts, 317-316633 (+57);

3. UALR, 318-316634 (+58); 4. Baylor, 325-310635 (+59); 5. UTEP, 314-322636 (+60); 6. Kansas, 327-314641 (+65); T7. Redlands CC, 331-322653 (+77); T7. K-State, 337-316653 (+77); 9. Oklahoma City, 331-327658 (+82); 10. TX A&M Corpus Christi, 334-327661 (+85); 11. Wichita State, 341-324665 (+89); 12. SMU, 344-322666 (+90); 13. North Texas, 340-334674 (+98); 14. Bucknell, 347-344691 (+115); 15. Creighton, 353-342695 (+119).


Top Individuals: T1. Ellen Mueller, Oklahoma, 76-75151 (+7); T1. Sara Wikstrom, UALR, 75-76151 (+7); 3. Kendall Dye, Oklahoma, 77-75152 (+8); 4. Christy Carter, Oral Roberts, 75-79154 (+10); 5. Deborah Martinez, UTEP, 76-79155 (+11).


K-State Individuals: T7. Elise Houtz, 82-75157 (+13); T32. Ami Storey, 85-78163 (+19); T37. Paige Osterloo, 85-79164 (+20); T50. Abbi Sunner, 85-84169 (+25); T58. * Morgan Moon, 83-88171 (+27); 85. Emily Houtz, 88-90178 (+33).


*denotes individual