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K-State takes fourth

By The Mercury

LINCOLN, Neb. — The K-State women’s golf team moved up one spot on the leaderboard to finish fourth during Tuesday’s final round of the Chip-N-Club Invitational at the par-72, 6,075-yard Country Club of Lincoln.

K-State, which carded the lowest second-round score at 309, came back with a final-round 310 to edge fifth-place Iowa by four strokes.

SMU captured the Chip-N-Club Invitational team title for the second straight season at 39-over-par 903, 15 shots better than second-place Missouri. The Mustangs’ Alexandra Rossi was the top individual at 3-over-par 219, thanks to a tournament-best final-round 68 on Tuesday.

Sophomore Carly Ragains led the way for K-State, carding a 54-hole score of 11-over-par 227 following a 5-over-par 77 in the final round, earning a career-best sixth-place finish.

Junior Gianna Misenhelter also carded a 5-over-par 77 in the final round to finish in a tie for 13th at 16-over-par 232.

Senior Whitney Pyle moved up one spot on the leaderboard to finish in a tie for 19th with a 54-hole score of 20-over-par 236.

Making the biggest move of the day, sophomore Olivia Eliasson bettered her second-round score by seven shots in Tuesday’s final round to move up nine spots on the leaderboard. Eliasson finished in a tie for 29th with a 54-hole score of 24-over-par 240.

Senior Hanna Roos rounded out the Wildcat scoring lineup at 32-over-par 248 to finish in 45th. One spot behind Roos was freshman Scotland Preston, who shot a 34-over-par 250 in her first collegiate appearance.

K-State will be back in action Sept. 24-25, when it travels to Lawrence for the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational.

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