April 15, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Kansas State women’s golf team finished the Indiana Invitational in fourth place following one round of play on Sunday at the par 71, 6,477-yard Indiana University Golf Course.
The event, which was originally scheduled to consist of two rounds over two days, was reformatted to one round over after rainfall in the Bloomington area encouraged officials to suspend the event in action, and postpone play until Sunday.
K-State carded a 19-over par 307 on Sunday. The Wildcats were led by Whitney Pyle who shot a 4-over par 75 to tie for seventh place. This was her first top-10 finish of her career as well as her highest career placing in a tournament. Pyle previously had a best finish of tying for 15th at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational at Colbert Hills in September.
“We had mediocre scoring today,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “It was not a good putting day for most of the team. That is unusual for us. We have putted pretty well this season.”
Gianna Misenhelter and Ami Storey both carded a 6-over par 77 on the day to end in a tie for 16th. Carly Ragains grabbed a 7-over par 78 to end tied for 28th place.
Rounding out the Wildcats’ lineup, Hanna Roos finished tied for 44th place after shooting a 9-over par 80 on Sunday.
“These type of days happen,” Knight said. “The ladies did their best and we will discuss the experience today and start to get ready for the Big 12 Championship.”
Host school Indiana won the event title, finishing the day with a 10-over par 298. The Hoosiers’ Kristtini Cain won a three-hole playoff for individual medalist honors after tying with two other competitors after 18 holes. She carded a 2-under par 73 on Sunday.
Kansas State will be back in action April 27-29 when it competes in the Big 12 Championships at the Lawrence Country Club in Lawrence, Kan.