Wildcats Head South for Susie Maxwell

Hanna Roos

Oct. 12, 2012

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State women’s golf team looks to continue its successful fall slate as the Wildcats travel to Norman, Okla., to compete in the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, Oct., 15-17, at the par 72, 6,327-yard Jimmie Austin Golf Club.

The tournament will consist of three 18-hole rounds beginning on Monday with teams teeing off holes No. 1 and 10 from 9 a.m., to 11 a.m. The second round will be played on Tuesday, while the final round will take place on Wednesday.

The Wildcats will send the scoring lineup of Whitney Pyle, Gianna Misenhelter, Olivia Eliasson, Carly Ragains and Hanna Roos, marking the second consecutive event K-State has used this lineup.

“The team is ready to hit the road,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “We are rested and have been preparing for the course at OU. This is a great field. We are playing with confidence, and belief and patience will benefit us in this tournament.”

The Wildcats will be joined in the field by the University of Denver, Coastal Carolina, Kansas, Kennesaw State, Kent State, Middle Tennessee State, New Mexico, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Redlands Community College, South Florida, SMU, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech and Tulsa.

This marks the second consecutive year K-State has competed in the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, as the Wildcats finished in ninth last year with a 54-hole score of 49-over par 913.

Pyle, who leads the team with a 75.00 stroke average, is coming off a career best tournament at the Johnie Imes Invitational, shooting a 54-hole score of 2-under par 214 to capture a second-place finish. It was the highest placing by a Wildcat since Misenhelter’s second-place finish at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in 2011.

Misenhelter carded a 54-hole score of 8-over par 224 at the Johnie Imes Invitational to finish in 20th, earning the third consecutive top-20 finish of her junior season. Her three top-20 finishes are tied with Pyle for the team lead.

Eliasson finished in a tie for 18th two weeks ago, notching a 54-hole score of 7-over par 223. The sophomore turned in a final round score of 1-under par 71 to earn the first under-par round of her career.

Roos finished with a 54-hole score of 13-over par 232, while Ragains notched a 15-over par 234.

Results of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic can be followed at www.golfstat.com and results will be posted at www.kstatesports.com following the conclusion of play on Monday and Tuesday.