K-State women finish 2nd at Colbert Hills

By The Mercury

The Kansas State women’s golf team finished second on Tuesday with a three-round team score of 62-over par at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational at the par-72 6,265-yard Colbert Hills Golf Club.

Placing in the Top 10 and only separated by three strokes were Wildcat juniors Oliva Eliasson, Carly Ragains and senior Gianna Misenhelter.

Eliasson, who fired a 14-over 230 for the tournament, led the Wildcats in low-scoring for a second straight tournament and finished in the top five for the first time in her collegiate career.

Ragains moved up seven positions in the final round to finish tied for sixth with a 15-over 231. Misenhelter fired back-to-back double bogeys on holes 15 and 16 and fell from the lead to finish in a tie for ninth.

Winning the individual crown was Meghan Potee from Kansas, who carded an 8-over 224. The Jayhawks won the team crown as well, finishing with a team score 46-over 910.

Finishing with her first Top 25 in a collegiate tournament was freshman Katherine Gravel-Coursol, who improved 12 strokes from her first-round score to finish with a 24-over 240. Fellow freshman Madison Talley rounded out the scoring lineup for the Wildcats by firing a 30-over 246.

Coming off a hole-in-one Monday and completing her first collegiate tournament, freshman Anne Willman, who was competing solely as an individual, finished tied for 43rd with a 31-over 247. Also competing as an individual was sophomore Scotland Preston who finished in a tie for 66th.

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