April 5, 2013
DALLAS, Texas— Gianna Misenhelter and Carly Ragains turned in strong first-round performances as the K-State women’s golf team currently leads the field of 15 after day one of the Dallas Athletic Club Invitational at the par 72, 6,301-yard Dallas Athletic Golf Club.
The Wildcats notched a team score of 6-over par 294 in the first round, one stroke ahead of second-place Oklahoma and two strokes ahead of third-place Denver.
Ragains fired a 2-under par 70 Friday, marking her third under-par score of the season. The sophomore sits in a tie for second with Oklahoma State’s Julie Yang and Oregon State’s Anica Yoo and one shot behind Oklahoma’s Chirapat Jao-Javanil.
Misenhelter turned in an 18-hole score of even-par 72 to sit in a tie for fifth and looks to move up the leaderboard in the final rounds to earn her first top-five finish of the season.
“The ladies did a nice job today,” said head coach Kristi Knight. “They hit quite a few good shots, but more importantly they responded well after poor shots. They handled those situations well and stayed in the moment. There is a lot of golf left, and the course will not get easier, but I am proud of their effort today.”
Whitney Pyle and Hanna Roos each carded a 4-over par 76 to sit in a tie for 18th, while Olivia Eliasson rounded out the scoring lineup with an 18-hole score of 5-over par 77 to sit in a tie for 26th.
Live stats of the second round can be followed at www.golfstat.com and results will be posted at the conclusion of play onwww.k-statesports.com.
Dallas Athletic Club Invitational
Dallas Athletic Golf Club
Team Scores: 1. Kansas State, 294 (+6); 2. Oklahoma, 295 (+7); 3. Denver, 297 (+8); 4. Ohio State, 299 (+10); 5. UTSA, 304 (+16); T6. SMU, 305 (+17); T6. Oklahoma State, 305 (+17); 8. Oregon State, 313 (+25); 9. Wisconsin, 316 (+28); 10. Louisville, 318 (+30); 11. Notre Dame, 319 (+31); 12. North Texas, 321 (+33); 13. Nebraska, 334 (+46); 14. Missouri State, 337 (+49); 15. Marshall, 342 (+54).
Individual scores: 1. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma, 69 (-3); T2. Carly Ragains, Kansas State, 70 (-2); T2. Julie Yang, Oklahoma State, 70 (-2); T2. Anica Yoo, Oregon State, 70 (-2).
K-State Individuals: T5. Gianna Misenhelter, 72 (E); T18. Whitney Pyle, 76 (+4); T18. Hanna Roos, 76 (+4); T26. Olivia Eliasson, 77 (+5).