Women's Golf Sweeps Ron Moore Intercollegiate Titles
For a second time this season, the Wildcats pulled away from in-state rival Kansas as they also held off the Jayhawks at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational last month in Lawrence.
Eliasson, who captured first place by carding a 3-under par 213, shot a third-round score of 2-under par 70 en route to the victory. It was her first top-five finish of the season and first individual championship of her career. The Bjarred, Sweden, native teamed with Carly Ragains to be the only two golfers in the field under par during Sunday's final round. Ragains finished the tournament in seventh place at 5-over par 221.
"I am very proud of the team," K-State head coach Kristi Knight said after the tournament victory on Sunday. "Olivia and Carly played awesome today. They were both under par today and were playing some good golf. I am very happy for Olivia. She continues to improve her game and I know how important this win is for her."
Freshman Connie Jaffrey joined Eliasson and Ragains in the top five as she tied for fifth. Jaffrey carded a 3-over par 219, while Madison Talley tied for ninth by shooting an 8-over par 224. Katherine Gravel-Coursol and Scotland Preston - who played as an individual - tied for 21st at 13-over par 229.
Kansas finished seven shots back of the Wildcats at 20-over par 844, while Long Beach State, Nebraska and host school Denver rounded out the top five.
K-State will be back in action in two weeks, Oct. 26-28, as the Wildcats close out the fall season in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, for the Palmetto Intercollegiate at Turtle Point Golf Course.
MEN'S TEAM CLOSES OUT FALL SLATE
The Kansas State men's golf team will finish out its fall season close to home beginning Monday in the Bill Ross Intercollegiate at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kansas.
Play will begin with 36 holes on Monday at 8:30 a.m., and the final round of 18 holes will begin at 9 a.m., on Tuesday.
"We are looking forward to playing at Milburn this week," said head coach Grant Robbins. "It's a great golf course and one that many of our players are familiar with."
In the third event of the season, the Firestone Invitational, K-State was led by sophomore Seth Smith, who tied for third with a score of 1-under par 215. The team finished eighth in the tournament at 24-over par 888. Prior to that, sophomore Matt Green carded a 3-under par 210 to claim the individual title in the Jack Nicklaus Invitational.
Live results of the Bill Ross Intercollegiate can be followed on www.birdiefire.com.