Sep 6, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan.- The Kansas State women's golf team will open its 2013-14 season at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 9-10, at the par-72, 6,352-yard Ptarmigan Country Club in Windsor, Colo.
The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Monday followed by 18 holes on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (MT) both days.
"The team is looking forward to the tournament and competition. I saw a lot of good golf throughout the qualifying tournament," said head coach Kristi Knight. "It will be important to have a positive playing focus, believe in themselves and each other and go play."
K-State will send the scoring lineup of junior Carly Ragains, senior Gianna Misenhelter, freshman Madison Talley, freshman Katherine Gravel-Coursol and junior Olivia Eliasson. Talley and Gravel-Coursol are making their first ever collegiate appearance for the Wildcats.
Misenhelter enters her senior year following a successful spring season as she registered two top-15 finishes, including career-best tie for eighth at the Mountain View Collegiate where she carded a 1-over par 217. The Overland Park, Kan., native saw 29 out of 33 rounds in the scoring lineup count towards the team score last season.
Eliasson participated in 11 events during the 2012-13 season, finishing second on the team with a 76.85 stroke average. The Sweden native registered six top-20 finishes and one top-10 placing at the Sunflower Invitational in Lawrence, Kan. Eliasson, a junior, also paced the team in average strokes per round behind leader (5.36), rounds even or under par (4) and percentage of rounds counted towards team score (88.9).
Ragains, a fellow junior, carded a 78.24 stroke average, three top-20 finishes and one top-10 placing in the 2012-13 season. She finished sixth at the season-opening Chip-N-Club Invitational when she fired an 11-over par 227. She also finished in a tie for 11th at the Susie Maxwell Classic with a 6-over par 222 and in a tie for 14th at the Mountain View Collegiate with a 3-over par 219.
Kansas State will be joined in the event by California, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Idaho, Illinois, Kennesaw State, Long Beach State, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Colorado, San Jose State, UC Davis, UNLV, UTEP and Wyoming.
Live stats of the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic can be followed on www.golfstat.com and results of the tournament will be posted on www.kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play on Monday and Tuesday.