Wildcats in Eighth After Day One in Lawrence
LAWRENCE, Kan. After carding a 30-over 318 during the first round to sit in a five-way tie for fifth place, the Kansas State women’s golf team fell to eighth after the second round as the Wildcats finished day one of the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational on Monday at the par 72, 6,242-yard Alvamar Golf Course.
The Wildcats added three strokes to its total during round two, carding a 33-over 321, while Kansas and South Florida, two other teams in the five-way tie after the first round, improved during the second 18 holes. The Wildcats, who totaled a 36-hole score of 63-over 639, sit just 10 strokes out of the top five heading into Tuesday’s final round.
Kansas’ Jennifer Clark, playing as an individual, topped the field following round two as she holds a one-stroke lead over Oral Roberts’ Eve Santillan at 5-over 149. Kate White of Nebraska is third at 7-over 151, while Emily Powers of Kansas and Britt Knutson of Illinois State are tied for fourth at 8-over 152.
Abbi Sunner is K-State’s second lowest scorer after carding identical rounds of 7-over 79s for a 36-hole score of 14-over 158. A product of
Laura Hildebrandt, like her freshman teammate, improved off her round-one score of 81 as she turned in a 79 during round two. The Ancaster,
Elise Houtz and Ami Storey round out the K-State team competitors as Houtz is tied for 61st at 22-over 166, while Storey is tied for 75th at 15-over 159.
Morgan Moon, who is competing as an individual, currently sits in the top 20 as she it tied for 15th at 13-over 157. Emily Houtz, also an individual competitor, is tied for 40th at 17-over 161.
The final round of the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational is set for an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday. Complete results for the invitational will be posted on www.k-statesports.com as soon as they are made available.
Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational
Alvamar Golf Course
Par 72 / 6,242 yards
Team Scores: 1. Oral Roberts, 307-308615 (+39); 2.
Top Individuals: 1. Jennifer Clark*,
K-State Individuals: T12. Paige Osterloo, 81-75156 (+12); T15. Morgan Moon*, 75-82157 (+13); T23. Abbi Sunner, 79-79158 (+14); T35. Laura Hildebrandt, 81-79160 (+16); T40. Emily Houtz*, 82-79161 (+17); T61. Elise Houtz, 78-88166 (+22); T75. Ami Storey, 80-90170 (+26).
* Competing as an individual