Wildcats Wrap Up Fall Slate in Austin

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The K-State women’s golf team will finish its fall schedule as the Wildcats travel to Austin, Texas, to take part in the Challenge at Wolfdancer at Hyatt Lost Pines Resort. The tournament will begin with 36 holes on Sunday, Nov. 2, starting at 8 a.m. and conclude with the final round at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3.


THE FIELD:  The 16 teams competing are Baylor, College of Charleston,

Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, McNeese State, Michigan, Missouri State, Nebraska, Northwestern, SMU, Texas State and Texas Tech.


STRONG FINISH:  The Wildcats will look to have a strong finish to close out their fall schedule. K-State just missed two top-5 finishes this fall. At the Chip-N-Club Invitational, K-State finished 12 strokes out of a top-5 finish, and the Wildcats tied for seventh in the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational.


A NEW CHALLENGE:  The Challenge at Wolfdancer is only in its second year of existance, and is one of few tournaments to begin on a Sunday. The tournament was created by Texas State’s golf coach Mike Akers to benefit the student athlete.


THE HOST Hyatt Lost Pines Resort:  The Texas State women’s golf program will host the Challenge at Wolfdancer at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort. The course is  par 72 at 7,205 yards.


LAST TIME OUT:  K-State was in decent shape after round one of the Price’s Give’em Five last week, as junior Morgan Moon was tied for fifth and freshman Laura Hildebrandt was only three strokes behind, but the Wildcats were unable to finish strong in rounds two and three. K-State finished the tournament tied for 11th and was led by Moon who carded a 73-77-80230 (+14) and finished tied for 31st. Freshman Paige Osterloo finshed second for K-State shooting a 79-80-77236 (+20) to tie for 52nd.



K-State’s Challenge at Wolfdancer  Lineup       2008-09      Statistics

Name                      Yr-Exp    Hometown                 Rds.     Avg.

Paige Osterloo         Fr.-HS      Rapid City, S.D.             12         79.08

Laura Hildebrandt    Fr.-HS      Ancaster, Ontario         12         79.50

Morgan Moon          Jr.-2L       Amarillo, Texas              9           78.22

Elise Houtz              So.-1L     Manhattan, Kan.             9           79.67

Ami Storey              Fr.-HS      Woodlands Park, UK      9           82.11

* Abbi Sunner          Jr.-2L       Ankeny, Iowa               12         79.17


* competing as individual