K-State Finishes in Tie for 14th
TUCSON, Ariz. The Kansas State women’s golf team played possibly its best round of golf of the year in the final round of the Mountain View Collegiate, as they moved from 16th to finish in a tie for 14th. The Wildcats shot a 295 on the final day, which marks their first sub-300 round of the year and carded a 300-314-295909 (+45) for the tournament.
“I was really proud of how we finished the event,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “The team showed guts today after a poor round yesterday afternoon.”
San Jose State never let up throughout tournament play, carding a 2-over 284-287-295866 and finishing nine strokes ahead of second place UNLV. Louisville was able to hold onto its third-place spot, finishing at 15-over, with a score of 292-295-292879.
San Jose State’s Erica Moston held off Cindy LaCrosse of Louisville for first place honors in round three. Moston, who was in the middle of a three-player tie for first on day one, finished the tournament at 72-68-69209 (-7). LaCrosse shot a 1-under in the final round and finished two strokes back from the leader. Teammates Anita Gahir and Laura Nochta of Indiana finished in a tie for third, both with scores of 3-under par.
K-State was led by junior Abbi Sunner, who had a monumental comeback in the final round. Sunner moved from a tie at 48th after the second round to finish tied at 15th and set a personal record of 67 strokes on 18 holes. Sunner’s 18-hole score of 67 was the lowest since Michelle Regan shot a 67 in the fall of 2006.
“Abbi had a great day, and Elise was solid,” Knight said. “The others had their challenges during the round, but held it together.”
Ami Storey and Elise Houtz finished tied for 57th place, and Emily Houtz and Paige Osterloo finished tied for 81st place.
K-State will resume action when they travel to Norman, Okla., to take part in the Susie Maxwell Classic April 5-6.
Mountain View Collegiate
Mountain View Golf Course
Par 72/ 6,263 Yards
Team Scores: 1. San Jose State, 284-287-295866 (+2); 2. UNLV, 291-287-297875 (+11); 3. Louisville, 292-295-292879 (+15); 4. Indiana, 297-298-289884 (+20); 5. Missouri, 301-295-289885 (+21); 6. Northwestern, 297-301-292890 (+26); 7. Colorado State, 297-294-305896 (+32); 8. Michigan, 302-299-297898 (+34); 9. Nebraska, 290-302-309901 (+37); 10. Iowa State, 308-298-297903 (+39);
T11. Oregon State, 298-310-297905 (+41); T11. Colorado, 297-301-307905 (+41);
13. Fresno State, 303-303-302908 (+44); T14. Washington State, 307-313-289909 (+45); T14. Texas Tech, 311-299-299909 (+45); T14. K-State, 300-314-295909 (+45); 17. Oklahoma, 305-299-307911 (+47); 18. Arizona, 307-307-312926 (+62);
19. Boise State, 308-317-317942 (+78).
Top Individuals: 1. Erica Moston, San Jose State, 72-68-69209 (-7); 2. Cindy LaCrosse, Louisville, 71-69-71211 (-5); T3. Laura Nochta, Indiana, 72-71-70213 (-3); T3. Anita Gahir, Indiana, 71-74-68213 (-3); T5. Ashley Bauer, Michigan, 70-72-73215 (-1); T5. Jennifer Hong, Northwestern, 70-75-70215 (-1); T5. Therese Koelbaek, UNLV, 68-73-74215 (-1).
K-State Individuals: T15. Abbi Sunner, 75-78-67220 (+4); T57. Ami Storey, 75-78-77230 (+14); T57. Elise Houtz, 75-82-73230 (+14); T81. Emily Houtz, 82-76-78236 (+20); T81. Paige Osterloo, 75-83-78236 (+20).