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Wildcats Perform Well in Arizona


Feb. 24, 2014

K-State Athletics

PEORIA, Ariz. - Following a season-low score on Sunday, the Kansas State women's golf team nearly duplicated that feat Monday as the Wildcats fired a 4-over par 292 to finish in a tie for ninth at the Westbrook Invitational held at the par-72, 6,269-yard Westbrook Village Golf Club.

The Wildcats were led by junior Olivia Eliasson, who concluded her successful tournament by recording a season-best score of 1-under par 215 to finish at a tie for 11th place. It was the third top-20 finish for Elaisson this season and the top individual 54-Hole performance for K-State during the 2013-14 campaign. Eliasson carded 11 birdies overall, the fifth-most of the tournament.

"There are many positives to take away from this event," head coach Kristi Knight said. "Oliva was steady all three rounds. I wanted to see a better fourth score today, but that is team golf."

Senior Gianna Misenhleter fired a 1-under par 71 in Monday's final round to move up 14 spots, finishing the tournament in a tie for 22nd with a season-best 2-over par 218. Misenhelter led all competitors in par-3 scoring with a 2.75 average.

Junior Carly Ragains fired a 1-under par 71 in the final round en route to a season-best 54-hole performance of 4-over par 220, good for a tie for 33rd place. Ragains was very consistent throughout the tournament, carding 40 pars to tie for the eighth-most overall with Wildcat sophomore Scotland Preston. Preston finished the tournament at a tie for 55th at 9-over par 225, also a season-best.

"Gianna and Carly bounced back strong in this event," Knight said. "Having three team-scores under 295 is great to see."

Freshman Katherine Gravel-Coursol carded seven birdies and finished the tournament at a tie for 69th with a season-best score of 12-over par 228.

Freshman Madison Talley finished fourth among those competing as an individual and tied for 63rd overall with a 10-over par 226, also a season best.

Ohio State had a strong final round to finish on top of the leaderboard with a tournament-record score of 26-under par 838, 10 strokes ahead of second-place Oregon.

Ohio State's Jessica Porvasnik finished on top of the leaderboard with a final score of 13-under par 203, four strokes ahead of second-place finishers Cathleen Santoso and Cassy Isagawa of Oregon, as well as teammateZoe-Beth Brake.

The Wildcats will be back in action March 17-18, as they travel west to St. George, Utah, to compete in the BYU Entrada Classic.

Westbrook Spring Invitational
Peoria, Ariz.
Par 72/6,269-yard
Westbrook Village Golf Club

Team Scores: 1. Ohio State, 281-278-279--838 (-26); 2. Oregon, 279-274-295--848 (-16); 3. Wisconsin, 286-285-285--859 (-5); T4. College of Charleston, 286-285-298--869 (+5); T4. Nebraska, 295-287-287--869 (+5); T6. Indiana, 287-292-295--874 (+10); T6. Oregon State, 283-297-294--874 (+10); 8. Illinois, 292-293-290--875 (+11);T9. Kansas State, 294-290-292--876 (+12); T9. Washington State, 294-292-290--876 (+12); 11. Iowa, 291-294-292--877 (+13); 12. Colorado State, 295-293-295--883 (+19); 13. Eastern Michigan, 295-298-291--884 (+20); 14. Tulsa, 297-291-297--885 (+21).

Individual Scores: 1. Jessica Porvasnik, Ohio State, 65-67-71--203 (-13); T2. Cathleen Santoso, Oregon, 70-63-74--207 (-9); T2. Cassy Isagawa, Oregon, 68-68-71--207 (-9); T2. Zoe-Beth Brake, Ohio State, 72-68-67--207 (-9); 5. Allison Harper, Ohio State, 71-70-70--211 (-5).

K-State Individuals: T11. Oliva Eliasson, 72-71-72--215 (-1); T22. Gianna Misenhelter, 74-73-71--218 (+2); T33. Carly Ragains, 75-74-71--220 (+4); T55. Scotland Preston, 73-73-79--225 (+9); T63. Madison Talley, 75-74-77--226 (+10); T69. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 77-73-78--228 (+12).