April 29, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas State women’s golf team finished the 2012 Big 12 Championship in eighth place at the par 70, 6,150-yard Lawrence Country Club after final-round play on Sunday.
The Wildcats turned in their best score of the weekend at 20-over par 300 to finish with a 54-hole score of 92-over par 932.
Leading the way for K-State on Sunday was junior Hanna Roos, who recorded an eight-shot improvement from the second round to card a 1-over par 71. Roos finished in 15th to earn her second top-20 finish of the season, while she registered the highest placing by a Wildcat in the Big 12 Championship since Elise Houtz also tied for 15th in 2009.
“Hanna had a great round today,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “We got better each day. Today was a long day with the delay in the middle of the round, but we made positive strides this season. The ladies will continue to practice and improve in the off-season.”
Whitney Pyle notched an 8-over par 78 to finish in a tie for 20th, earning her fifth top-20 finish on the season. Three spots behind Pyle was Carly Ragains, who improved two shots from her second round to tie for 23rd at 23-over par 233.
Gianna Misenhelter tallied the biggest improvement by a Wildcat by shaving nine strokes off her second-round score, finishing the final round at 5-over par 75 to tie for 44th. Ami Storey turned in a 54-hole score of 35-over par 245 to also tie for 44th.
Oklahoma won its second Big 12 Championship by combining for a 64-over par 904, seven strokes ahead of second-place Texas. Texas A&M’s Mary Michael Maggio won the individual competition with a 54-hole score of 9-over par 219.
K-State will return seven players off this year’s squad, including four juniors from the 2011-12 campaign. The Wildcats also bring back three players that competed in at least nine events this year.
Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma, 316-292-296—904 (+64); 2. Texas, 325-298-288—911 (+71); 3. Baylor, 313-302-297—712 (+72); T4. Iowa State, 311-302-300—913 (+73); T4. Oklahoma State, 315-301-297—913 (+73); 6. Texas A&M, 318-304-299—921 (+81); 7. Texas Tech, 326-303-295—924 (+84); 8. Kansas State, 323-309-300—932 (+92); 9. Missouri, 322-316-311—949 (+109); 10. Kansas, 338-307-306—951 (+111).
Top Individuals: 1. Mary Michael Maggio, Texas A&M, 77-73-69—219 (+9); T2 Chirapat Jao Javanil, Oklahoma, 75-70-75—220 (+10); T2. Hayley Davis, Baylor, 75-72-73—220 (+10); 4. Anne Tanguay, Oklahoma, 76-72-74—222 (+12).
K-State Individuals: 15. Hanna Roos 80-79-71—230 (+20); T20. Whitney Pyle, 82-72-78—232 (+22); T23.Carly Ragains 79-78-76—233 (+23); T44. Ami Storey, 82-80-83—245 (+35); T44. Gianna Misenhelter, 86-84-75— 245 (+35).