Cats Eager to Compete in Johnie Imes Invitational

Paige Osterloo

Sept. 30, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – After an impressive second-place finish at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, the Kansas State women’s golf team will head to Columbia, Mo., to compete in the Johnie Imes Invitational, Oct. 3-4, at the par 72, 6,204-yard Club at Old Hawthorne. 

The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Monday, followed by 18 holes on Tuesday, beginning with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., each day.

“The team is eager to compete again,” said head coach Kristi Knight. “Four of the five in the lineup have played at The Club at Old Hawthorne before, and it is a great opportunity for us.”

Kansas State will be led by sophomore Gianna Misenhelter and senior Paige Osterloo, along with junior Whiteny Pyle, senior Ami Storey and redshirt junior Kristen Dorsey.

Misenhelter is coming off a career best second-place finish, topping a tie for 12th at last year’s Johnie Imes Invitational.

Misenhelter was one of four Wildcats to place in the top-20 at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, joining Osterloo in seventh and Pyle and Storey in 15th. Dorsey is also coming off a solid 22nd place finish.

Kansas State will be joined by 15 teams at the Johnie Imes Invitational, including Arkansas-Little Rock, Bradley, Colorado State, Illinois State, Florida International, Kansas, Missouri, Missouri State, Morehead State, Princeton, SMU, Texas State, UMKC and Wichita State.

The Wildcats competed in the Johnie Imes Invitational last season where they placed seventh out of 15 teams, carding a 40-over par 904.

Live stats of the Johnie Imes Invitational will be available on www.golfstat.com. Results of the 2011 Johnie Imes Invitational will be posted at www.kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play on Monday and Tuesday.