April 21, 2013
RHODES, Iowa— The Kansas State women’s golf team finished in ninth at the Big 12 Championship at the par 72, 6,055-yard Harvester Golf Club.
The Wildcats notched a 37-over par 325 in the final round to finish with a 54-hole score of 117-over par 981.
“We were unable to put together a good round,” said head coach Kristi Knight. “We have had multiple good tournaments this spring. Unfortunately we did not step and play well at the conference championship. It is certainly not the way we wanted to end the season. It was a poor result. We will have to learn from both the positives from the season and the negatives. Sports are filled with learning opportunities, and this is one of them.”
Olivia Eliasson led the Wildcats in the final round turning in a 7-over par 79 to finish in a tie for 33rd with a 54-hole score of 25-over par 241.
Gianna Misenhelter carded a 29-over par 245 to finish in a tie for 39th. One stroke behind Misenhelter was Whitney Pyle who finished in 42nd.
Hanna Roos notched a 12-over par 84 to finish with a 54-hole score of 36-over par 252.
Carly Ragains improved her strokecount by five in the final round to finish with a score of 41-over par 257.
Oklahoma State won the team competition with a 54-hole score of 41-over par 905 marking the eighth title for the Cowgirls and first since 2009. Baylor finished second with a final score of 43-over par 907.
Baylor’s Lauren Taylor continued her solid play claiming the individual title with a 54-hole score of 3-under par 213, eight strokes ahead of second-place P. Phuntumabamrung of Iowa State.
K-State will return five players from this year’s squad including three players that competed in all eleven events of the 2012-13 season.
Big 12 Championship
Harvester Golf Club
Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma State, 317-289-299—905 (+41); 2. Baylor, 319-286-302—907 (+43); 3. Iowa State, 320-286-306—912 (+48); 4. Texas Tech, 316-295—611 (+35); 5. Oklahoma, 322-293-313—928 (+64); T6. TCU, 326-294-316—936 (+72); T6. Texas, 327-297-312—936 (+72); 8. Kansas, 322-304-315—941 (+77); 9. Kansas State, 350-306-325—981 (+117).
Individual Scores: 1. Lauren Taylor, Baylor, 74-68-71—213 (-3); 2. P. Phuntumabamrung, Iowa State, 77-68-76—221 (+5) 3. AC Tanguay, Oklahoma, 80-70-73—223 (+7); 4. Hayley Davis, Baylor, 80-69-75—224 (+8).
K-State Individuals: T33. Olivia Eliasson, 85-77-79—241 (+25); T39. Gianna Misenhelter, 88-74-83—245 (+29); 42. Whitney Pyle, 90-74-82—246 (+30); 43. Hanna Roos, 87-81-84—252 (+36); 45. Carly Ragains, 90-86-81—257 (+41).