?Cats Struggle on Day One

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Kansas State women’s golf team will be looking to rebound in the final round of the Lady Buckeye Invitational as it carded a 328-319647 (+71) through two rounds of action at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Eleven-time tournament champion Ohio State currently leads by a 10-stroke margin, as the Buckeyes shot a 13-over 295-294589, thanks to its top four individuals placing in the top 20.

 

Northwestern, who carded a 299-300599 (+23), is holding on to second place by four strokes and has two players in the top 10.

 

Ohio State’s In Hong Lim currently claims the top spot at 2-under 142. Laura Kueny of Michigan State started out round two in 11th place before climbing all the way to second at the end of day one, thanks to a 3-under performance in round two. Kueny now trails the leader by only one stroke heading into the final round on Sunday.

 

Junior Abbi Sunner leads the Wildcats, as she carded a 12-over 79-77156 and sits in a tie for 31st. Fellow junior, Morgan Moon sits only two strokes back from K-State’s leader and is currently tied for 46th.

 

“Abbi held on and got the most she could out of a tough day,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “Morgan battled back to finish her day with a string of pars after struggling in the beginning of the second round.”

Elise Houtz shot identical 10-over rounds on day one and to tally a score of 164. Ami Storey is in a tie for 77th with a 25-over score of 169.

 

Paige Osterloo, who missed the first round due to food poisoning, shot a 13-over in the second round and currently sits in 79th, with a score of 85.

 

The Wildcats will conclude the Lady Buckeye Invitational with a shotgun start Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com and final results will be posted on www.kstatesports.com as soon as they become available.

 

Lady Buckeye Invitational

Columbus, Ohio

The Scarlet Course

Par 72/ 6,228 Yards

 

Team Scores: 1. Ohio State, 295-294589 (+13); 2. Northwestern, 299-300599 (+23); 3. Kent State, 299-304603 (+27); 4. Indiana, 299-310609 (+33); 5. Washington, 302-308610 (+34); 6. Michigan State, 307-304611 (+35); 7. Illinois, 313-308621 (+45); 8. Kansas, 309-314623 (+47); 9. Rollins, 310-316626 (+50);  

10. Penn State, 310-319629 (+53); 11. Wisconsin, 313-317630 (+54);  

12. Iowa, 327-310637 (+61); T13. Nebraska, 319-324643 (+67); T13. Minnesota, 321-322643 (+67); 15. K-State, 328-319647 (+71). 

 

Top Individuals:  1. In Hong Lim, Ohio State, 68-74142 (-2); 2. Laura Kueny, Michigan State, 74-69143 (-1); T3. Martina Gavier, Kent State, 72-75147 (+3); T3. Rebecca Lederhausen, Northwestern, 73-74147 (+3); T5. Kellye Belcher, Indiana, 73-75148 (+4); T5. Vicky Villanueva, Ohio State, 73-75148 (+4).

 

K-State Individuals:  T30. Abbi Sunner, 79-77156 (+12); T44. Morgan Moon, 79,79158 (+14); T67. Elise Houtz, 82-82164 (+20); T76. Ami Storey, 88-81169 (+25); 79. Paige Osterloo, 85 (+13).