K-State moves up to finish fourth at Westbrook

By The Mercury

PEORIA, Ariz. — The Kansas State women’s golf team moved up two spots on the leaderboard to finish fourth in the third round of the Westbrook Spring Invitational on Monday at the par-72, 6,178-yard Westbrook Village Golf Club.

K-State turned in an even-par 288 in the third round for a final 54-hole score of 10-over-par 874. It was the Wildcats’ third top-five finish of the season.

“We moved up to fourth place in the tournament, which is a great way to start the season,” KSU coach Kristi Knight said. “We had team scores ranging from 70 to 74 in the third round, which is very solid. I am extremely proud of all of our ladies today.”

Gianna Misenhelter led the way by carding a 2-under-par 70 in the final round to earn her seventh under-par round of the season. The sophomore tallied a career best 54-hole score of 2-under-par 214, finishing in a tie for seventh and earning her fourth top-10 finish of the 2011-12 season.

Hanna Roos turned in a career best 54-hole score of 1-over-par 217 to finish in a tie for 12th, earning her first top-20 finish of the season. Whitney Pyle also notched a career best 54-hole score of 2-over-par 219 to finish in a tie for 16th.

Freshman Olivia Eliasson turned in a 10-over par 226 to finish in a tie for 44th. Eliasson, who competed as an individual, recorded a 12-shot improvement off her first career appearance at the Dale McNamara Invitational.

Paige Osterloo and Ami Storey rounded out the Wildcats’ scoring lineup by carding a 14-over-par 230 to finish in a tie for 53rd.

Illinois won the team competition with 11-over-par 853, three strokes ahead of Texas Tech.

Illinois’ Nora Lucas finished on top of the individual leaderboard with an 11-under-par 205.

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