Misenhelter, Wildcats Finish Fall in Sixth at Palmetto
Oct. 24, 2011
Kiawah, S.C. - The Kansas State women's golf team and Gianna Misenhelter both earned a sixth-place finish at the Palmetto Invitational at the par 72, 5,907-yard Oak Point Golf Course with a great third round Monday morning.
The Wildcats turned in a final score of 43-over par 907, thanks to a final-round socre of 12-over par 300.
"The team has shown the ability to climb the leaderboard in the final round, which is a great quality," head coach Kristi Knight said. "It is hard to believe the fall season is over, but the team had a solid season overall. We look forward to the spring and the opportunity to improve."
Misenhelter tallied a 2-under par 70 in the second round to earn her fifth under-par score. She shot a 1-over par 73 in the final round and finished with a 2-over par 218 to notch her third top-10 finish of the fall season. The sophomore was one stroke away from finishing in a tie for third.
Ami Storey was solid in the third round, carding a career-best 18-hole score of even par 72. She finished in a tie for 27th with a 54-hole score of 8-over par 226.
"We battled the entire event. Gianna was solid each round, Ami had a great round today and Kristen (Dorsey) stepped up in the final round as well."
Whitney Pyle had a consistent tournament, finishing in a tie for 35th with a 10-over par 228.
Kristen Dorsey improved each round and finished strong in the final round with a 4-over par 76. Dorsey tallied a 54-hole score of 19-over par 237 to earn a tie for 62nd.
Paige Osterloo notched a 23-over par to finish in a tie for 71st.
North Carolina-Greensboro finished at the top of the leaderboard at 11-over par 875, seven strokes ahead of second-place Maryland and nine shots in front of East Tennessee State, which finished third.
UNCG's Fanny Cnops was consistent in each round, finishing in first place with an impressive 7-under par 207.
The Wildcats will be back in action in the spring when they travel to Peoria, Ariz., for the Westbrook Spring Invitational, Feb. 26-27.
Team scores: 1. UNCG,293-290-292-875 (+11); 2. Maryland, 297-297-298-882 (+18) 3. East Tennessee State, 304-299-281-884 (+20) 4. Campbell, 295-295-303-893 (+29); 5. Morehead State, 306-294-302-902 (+38); T6. College of Charleston, 302-297-308-907 (+43); T6. Kansas State, 305-302-300 (+43); 8. Western Carolina, 307-302-300-909 (+45); T9. Illinois State, 299-304-309-912 (+48); T9. Kansas, 312-313-287-912 (+48); T9. Elon, 303-300-309-912 (+48); 12. Charleston Southern, 306-308-300-914 (+50); 13. William & Mary, 311-312-307-930 (+66); 14. South Dakota State, 312-309-316-937 (+73); 15. Jacksonville State, 307-312-319-938 (+74); 16. Bucknell, 319-315-316-950 (+86); 17. The Citadel, 317-315-324-956 (+92); 18. Richmond, 322-326-317-965 (+101).
Top Individuals: 1. Fanny Cnops, UNCG, 70-72-67-207 (-7); 2. Gabriella Wahl, East Tennessee State, 71-73-69-213 (-3); T3. Ana Lucia Martinez, UNCG, 72-70-75-217 (+1); T3. Meghan Potee, Kansas, 75-75-67-217 (+1); T3. Leigh Whittaker, College of Charleston, 74-72-71-217 (+1).
K-State Individuals: 6. Gianna Misenhelter, 75-70-73-218 (+2); T27. Ami Storey, 75-79-72-226 (+10); T35. Whitney Pyle, 74-75-79-228 (+12); T62. Kristen Dorsey, 83-78-76-237 (+21); T71. Paige Osterloo, 81-81-79-241 (+25).