?Cats Finish Ninth in Norman

NORMAN, Okla. The Kansas State women’s golf team shot a 324 in the final round of the Susie Maxwell Class to finish in ninth place at Jimmie Austin Golf Course.

 

Freshman Ami Storey and sophomore Elise Houtz just missed top 20 finishes as they led the Wildcats to a 337-316-324977 (+113) for the tournament.

 

“It was a tough couple of days,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “We did not have enough players making any putts, and these tough conditions put a premium on the short game.”

 

Baylor shot a staggering score of 306 in the final round to overtake Oklahoma for the No. 1 spot and placed four of its five competitors in the top 20. The Sooners, who held first place by four strokes after day one, finished in second place, three strokes back from the Bears with a score of 315-314-315944 (+80).

 

Kendall Dye and Ellen Mueller of Oklahoma finished first and second, respectively, for the tournament. Dye was able to jump from the third to first in the final round thanks to her 2-over performance on day two. Mueller finished the tournament with a score of 76-75-78229 (+13).

 

Freshman Ami Storey was the top finisher for K-State, as she jumped from a tie at 32nd to finish tied at 21st and carded an 85-78-77240 (+24) for the tournament.

 

“Ami played some solid stretches of golf the last two rounds,” Knight said, “and Elise did great job round two as well.”

 

Sophomore Elise Houtz also finished just outside of the top 20 and just one stroke back from K-State’s leader as she carded a 25-over score of 241.

 

Abbi Sunner shot her lowest round of the tournament (80) on day two, while climbing seven spots to a tie at 43rd and carded an 85-84-80249 (+33). Paige Osterloo finished just one stroke back from Sunner at 34-over par and tied for 47th.

 

Other K-State finishers were Emily Houtz at 77th and individual competitor, Morgan Moon, who finished in 52nd place.

 

The Wildcats next action comes April 18-19, where they will compete in the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational at Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Susie Maxwell Classic

Norman, Okla.

Jimmie Austin Golf Course

Par 72/ 6,013 Yards

 

Team Scores: 1. Baylor, 325-310-306941 (+77); 2. Oklahoma, 315-314-315944 (+80); 3. Oral Roberts, 317-316-316949 (+85); 4. Kansas, 327-314-317958 (+94); 5. UALR, 318-316-325959 (+95); 6. UTEP, 314-322-332968 (+104); 7. Redlands CC, 331-322-318971 (+107); 8. TX A&M Corpus Christi, 334-327-313974 (+110); 9. K-State, 337-316-324977 (+113); 10. Oklahoma City, 331-327-321979 (+115); 11. SMU, 344-322-318984 (+120); 12. Wichita State, 341-324-327992 (+128); 13. North Texas, 340-334-3291003 (+139); 14. Bucknell, 347-344-3261017 (+153); 15. Creighton, 353-342-3411036 (+172).

 

Top Individuals: 1. Kendall Dye, Oklahoma, 77-75-73225 (+9); 2. Ellen Mueller, Oklahoma, 76-75-78229 (+13); T3. Hannah Burke, Baylor, 78-79-74231 (+15); T3. Teresa Nogues, UTEP, 76-81-74231 (+15); T3. Sara Wikstrom, UALR, 75-76-80231 (+15).

 

K-State Individuals: T21. Ami Storey, 85-78-77240 (+24); T24. Elise Houtz, 82-75-84241 (+25); T43. Abbi Sunner, 85-84-80249 (+33); T47. Paige Osterloo, 85-79-86250 (+34); 52. *Morgan Moon, 83-88-80251 (+35); T77. Emily Houtz, 88-90-83261 (+45).

 

*denotes individual