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Wildcats Slip to Seventh at Big 12 Championship


April 26, 2014

K-State Athletics

AUSTIN, Texas - The Kansas State women's golf team currently sits in seventh place after the second round of the Big 12 Championship at the par-72, 6,143-yard UT Golf Course. The Wildcats dropped five positions on the leaderboard after shooting a 23-over par 311 Saturday.

"Today was a tough day. We were not quite as sharp with ball striking and putting," head coach Kristi Knight said. "But we still have an opportunity to come out tomorrow and put a good round together."

Senior Gianna Misenhelter remains in the top-10 after a 4-over par 76 in Saturday's second round. Misenhelter, who currently sits at a season-best 36-hole score of 2-over par 146, carded one birdie on the day and trails individual leader Natalie Karcher of Texas by six strokes.

Junior Carly Ragains carded a 5-over par 77 in the second round and currently sits in a tie for 13th overall. Ragains carded two birdies on the day, including one at the second-hardest hole of the day, the par-4, 381-yard No. 7.

Also carding a five-over par 77 in the second round was junior Olivia Eliasson, who tallied one birdie on the day. Eliasson joins Ragains in a tie for 13th overall and heads into Sunday's final round nine strokes off the lead.

Rounding out the scoring lineup for K-State was freshman Madison Talley, who carded one birdie on the day en route to a 9-over par 81. Talley has a two-day score of 16-over par 160 and currently sits in a tie for 39th.

Freshman Katherine Gravel-Coursol withdrew from the second round after nine holes due to illness. She will return to action Sunday and will be the first to tee off for the Wildcats at 8:00 a.m. (CT). K-State will be paired with defending champions Oklahoma State and TCU.

Live stats of the final round of the Big 12 Championship can be followed at www.golfstat.com and results will be posted at the conclusion of play on www.k-statesports.com

Big 12 Championship
Austin, Texas 
Par-72/6,143-yard
UT Golf Course

Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma, 291-292--583 (+7); 2. Texas, 297-289--586 (+10); 3. Kansas, 297-295--592 (+16); 4. Iowa State, 302-293--595 (+19); 5. Baylor, 297-299--596 (+20); 6. Texas Tech, 295-306--601 (+25); 7. Kansas State, 293-311--604 (+28); 8. Oklahoma State, 298-308--606 (+30); 9. TCU, 310-306--616 (+40).

Individual Scores: 1. Natalie Karcher, Texas, 71-69--140 (-4); 2. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma, 69-72--141 (-3); 3. Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, Kansas, 69-73--142 (-2); T4. Laura Lonardi, Baylor, 70-74--144 (E); T4. Kaitlyn Rohrback, Oklahoma, 73-71--144 (E).

K-State Individuals: T8. Gianna Misenhelter, 70-76--146 (+2); T13. Olivia Eliasson, 72-77--149 (+5); T13. Carly Ragains, 72-77--149 (+5); T39. Madison Talley, 79-81--160 (+16); 44. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 80-W​