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Wildcats Finish 10th at the Florida State Matchup


Feb. 16, 2014

K-State Athletics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Kansas State women's golf team finished in 10th place with a three-round score of 59-over par 923 following Sunday's final round of the Florida State Matchup at the par-72, 7,172-yard Southwood Golf Club.

The Wildcats tallied eight birdies on the day en route to a 16-over par 304, equaling their second-round score from Saturday. K-State finished in fourth place of the match-up competition with partner Mississippi State.

"We want to be at the other end of the leaderboard," head coach Kristi Knight said. "We still need to improve in all areas of the game and prepare for next weekend's tournament in Arizona."

Individually, the Wildcats were paced by freshman Katherine Gravel-Coursol, who finished at a tie for 35th with a season best 14-over par 230. Gravel-Coursol produced the second-lowest scoring on par-3 holes in the tournament and carded the sixth-most birdies of the tournament with seven.

"The par-3 holes were all good yardages and shot shapes for Katherine," Knight said. "She works very hard in practice and pays attention to detail. She had two solid rounds and her best golf is ahead of her."

Junior Olivia Eliasson carded three birdies in the final round on her way to a 5-over par 77. Eliasson finished the tournament at a tie for 42nd with a 17-over par 233. Joining her was sophomore Scotland Preston, who carded the sixth-most pars in the tournament with 36.

Moving up five spots to finish a tie for 45th was senior Gianna Misenhelter, who carded two birdies in the final round, including one at the third-hardest hole of the day, the par-3, 156-yard third hole. Misenhelter finished the tournament with an 18-over par 234.

Junior Carly Ragains finished the day at 11-over par 83 to finish in 57th place with a 24-over par 240.

South Carolina took home the team title with a three-round score of 7-over par 871, holding off Clemson by two shots. The Tigers shot the best round of the day at 4-under par 284. Florida State's Matilda Castren won the individual competition at 10-under par 206.

K-State will be back in action next weekend, Feb. 23-24, as the Wildcats travel to Peoria, Ariz., for the Westbrook Invitational at the Westbrook Golf Course.

Florida State Matchup
Par 72/7,172-yard
Southwood Golf Course

Team Scores: 1. South Carolina, 293-293- 285--871 (+7); 2. Clemson, 297-292-284--873 (+9); 3. Florida State, 294-298-289--881 (+17); 4. Virginia, 298-296-294--888 (+24); 5. Texas A&M, 293-307-293 --893 (+29); 6. Mississippi State, 305-298-292--895 (+31); T7. Mercer, 298-303-299--900 (+36); T7. Furman, 302-302-296--900 (+36); 9. Kansas, 309-311-301--921 (+57); 10. Kansas State, 315-304-304--923 (+59); 11. Florida Gulf Coast, 310-310-307--927 (+63).

Individual Scores: 1. Matilda Castren, Florida State, 68-68-70--206 (-10); 2. Sarah Schmelzel, South Carolina, 70-72-70--212 (-4); T3. Ashlan Ramsey, Clemson, 74-68-72--214 (-2); T3. Ally McDonald, Mississppi State, 75-70-69--214 (-2); 5. Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M, 71-75-69--215 (-1).

K-State Individuals: T35. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 74-81-75--230 (+14); T42. Olivia Eliasson, 83-73-77--233 (+17); T42. Scotland Preston, 80-76-77--233 (+17); 45. Gianna Misenhelter, 82-77-75--234 (+18); 57. Carly Ragains, 79-78-83--240 (+24).