K-State Finishes One Spot Higher on Day Two
LUBBOCK, Texas The Kansas State women’s golf team moved up one spot from day one to finish in 11th place at the Jeannine McHaney/Audrey Morehead Invitational. The Wildcats finished the tournament shooting a 337-312-314963 (+87) at the par 73, 6,525-yard Rawls Course.
The Wildcats were never able to fully recover from a first round in which they shot a 337 (+45). K-State was able to cut 25 strokes off its first round in round two, and shoot a 22-over par in round three.
“The first was just unacceptable,” said Coach Kristi Knight. “It was very poor golf. We bounced back and did a better job in the second round. I was proud of the team’s attitude; nobody quit.”
Arkansas Little-Rock would take first place after jumping two spots from round two. Trailing by four strokes after day one, Arkansas Little-Rock moved past Texas Tech and Baylor to finish the tournament with a 303-308-297908 (+32). Baylor, who led by three strokes after day one, finished at 302-305-306913 (+37), good for second place.
Sara Wikstrom of Arkansas-Little Rock ran away with the tournament, finishing eight strokes in front of the runner-up. Wikstrom carded a 73-68-71212 (-7), and never shot above par in a single round. Hannah Burke of Baylor climbed one spot in day two to finish one stroke in front of teammate Lene Hafsten-Morch. Burke shot a 73-74-73220 (+1).
K-State was able to place one individual in the top-20 in junior Morgan Moon. Moon, who was in a tie for 25th after day one, finished the tournament tied for 13th, carding a 80-77-74231 (+12). Junior Abbi Sunner finished in a tie for 53rd with a 86-78-80244 (+25).
“We need four players,” said Knight. “At this point in the season everybody has had a chance to be in the lineup. Now it is time for players to start stepping up.”
K-State will now travel to Las Cruces, N.M. to compete in the Price’s Give’em Five Collegiate. The tournament will be held Oct.13-15, at NMSU Golf Course.
Team Scores: 1. UALR, 303-308-297908 (+32); 2. Baylor, 302-305-306913 (+37); T3.Texas Tech, 303-307-310920 (+44); T3. Colorado, 313-301-306920 (+44); 5. Nebraska, 312-303-307922 (+46); 6. Missouri, 315-310-303--928 (+52); 7. Kansas, 313-316-314943 (+67); 8. Middle Tennessee St., 317-308-320945 (+69); 9. Redlands CC, 322-310-326958 (+82); 10. North Texas, 315-326-318959 (+83); 11. Kansas State, 337-312-314963 (+87); 12. Texas San Antonio, 325-313-328966 (+90); 13. Sam Houston St., 334-315-319968 (+92).
K-State Individuals: T13. Morgan Moon, 80-77-74231 (+12); T53. Abbi Sunner, 86-78-80244 (+25); 58. Laura Hildebrandt, 88-79-78245 (+26); T62. Ami Storey, 81-81-86248 (+29); T62. Paige Osterloo, 83-78-87248 (+29); 72. Emily Houtz, 93-86-82261 (+42).
Top Individuals: 1. Sara Wikstrom, UALR, 73-68-71212 (-7); 2. Hannah Burke, Baylor, 73-74-73220 (+1); 3. Lene Hafsten-Morch, Baylor, 73-73-75221 (+24); Mallory Fraiche, UALR, 75-75-75225 (+6); 5. Kate White, Nebraska, 80-72-74226 (+7).
* Competed as an individual