K-State Finishes 14th at Lady Buckeye

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Kansas State women’s golf team wrapped up its regular season schedule on Sunday as it finished in 14th place at the Lady Buckeye Invitational. The Wildcats carded a 328-319-325972 (+108) at the Scarlet Course in Columbus,Ohio.


Ohio State captured its 12th Lady Buckeye Invitational championship on Sunday with a 31-over score of 295-294-306895. The Buckeyes, who claimed a commanding 10-sroke lead at the start of the final round, did not let up and kept that margin in defeating second-place Kent State. The Golden Flashes were able to place two individuals in the top 5 in Martina Gavier (fourth) and Kirby Dreher (fifth).


Ohio State’s In Hong Lim was able to edge out Laura Kueny of Michigan State for first place on Sunday. The sophomore Buckeye finished at 68-74-75217 (+1). Kueny, who finished one stroke behind the leader, shot a 3-over in the final round and carded a 74-69-75218 (+2) for the tournament.


Junior Morgan Moon led the K-State squad with a 26th-place tie, carding an 18-over 79-79-76234. Moon started out the third round tied at 44th before jumping nearly 20 spots in the final round. Moon was able to shoot her best round of the tournament on Sunday despite gusty, overcast conditions.


“Morgan's play was a bright spot in this tournament and I am happy for her,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “She had a solid day on a course that was playing tough.”


Abbi Sunner finished six strokes behind Moon, carding a 79-77-84240 (+24) and finished tied for 48th place.


Other K-State finishes include Elise Houtz tied for 69th, Ami Storey tied for 73rd and Paige Osterloo in 78th.


The Wildcats will resume action April 24-26, as they take part in the Big 12 Championship at The Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas.


Lady Buckeye Invitational

Columbus, Ohio

The Scarlet Course

Par 72/ 6,228 Yards


Team Scores: 1. Ohio State, 295-294-306895 (+31); 2. Kent State, 299-304-302905 (+41); 3. Washington, 302-308-301911 (+47); 4. Northwestern, 299-300-316915 (+51); 5. Indiana, 299-310-310919 (+55); 6. Michigan State, 307-304-309920 (+56); 7. Rollins, 310-316-313939 (+75); 8. Illinois, 313-308-320941 (+77); T9. Kansas, 309-314-327950 (+86); T9. Penn State, 310-319-321950 (+86); 11. Wisconsin, 313-317-324954 (+90);   12. Iowa, 327-310-325962 (+98); 13. Minnesota, 321-322-324967 (+103); 14. K-State, 328-319-325972 (+108); 15. Nebraska, 319-324-331977 (+113).


Top Individuals:  1. In Hong Lim, Ohio State, 68-74-75217 (+1); 2. Laura Kueny, Michigan State, 74-69-75218 (+2); 3. Anya Alvarez, Washington, 71-78-71220 (+4); 4. Martina Gavier, Kent State, 72-75-75222 (+6); 5. Kirby Dreher, Kent State, 73-78-73224 (+8). 


K-State Individuals:  T26. Morgan Moon, 79-79-76234 (+18); T48. Abbi Sunner, 79-77-84240 (+24); T69. Elise Houtz, 82-82-87251 (+35); T73. Ami Storey, 88-81-83252 (+36); 78. Paige Osterloo, W-85-82167 (+23).