KSU women in 7th in Big 12 Championship

By The Mercury

AUSTIN, Texas — The Kansas State women’s golf team currently sits in seventh place after the second round of the Big 12 Championship at the par-72, 6,143-yard UT Golf Course.

K-State dropped five positions on the leaderboard after shooting a 23-over 311 Saturday.

“Today was a tough day. We were not quite as sharp with ball striking and putting,” K-State head coach Kristi Knight said. “But we still have an opportunity to come out (today) and put a good round together.”

Senior Gianna Misenhelter remains in the Top 10 after a 4-over 76 in Saturday’s second round. Misenhelter, who currently sits at a season-best 36-hole score of 2-over 146, carded one birdie on the day and trails individual leader Natalie Karcher of Texas by six strokes.

Junior Carly Ragains carded a 5-over 77 in the second round and currently sits in a tie for 13th. Ragains carded two birdies on the day.

Also carding a 5-over 77 in the second round was junior Olivia Eliasson. Eliasson joins Ragains in a tie for 13th and heads into today’s final round nine strokes off the lead.

Rounding out the scoring lineup for K-State was freshman Madison Talley, who carded one birdie on the day en route to a 9-over 81. Talley has a two-day score of 16-over 160 and currently sits in a tie for 39th.

Wood leads KSU men

TRINITY, Texas — The K-State men’s golf team turned in a 14-over 302 during Saturday’s third round of 2014 Big 12 Championship at the par-72, 5,021-yard Whispering Pines Golf Club, and enter today’s final round in ninth place at 61-over 925.

“The team as a whole is still struggling a little bit,” K-State head coach Tim Norris said. “Our guys are off just a little bit, but we will just tee it up (today) and see what we can do.”

Daniel Wood led the Wildcats on Saturday as he carded a 3-under 69 — the second-lowest score of the day — to tally a three-round score of 6-over 222 and is currently tied for 19th.

Seth Smith ended the day with two birdies and enters today’s final round tied for 36th at 16-over 232, while Kyle Weldon (T41st), David Klaudt (43rd) and Alex Carney (45th) rounded out the scoring for the Wildcats on Saturday.

Texas Tech enters the final round of play atop the team leaderboard at 2-over 866, one stroke ahead of defending conference champion, Texas.

TCU’s Julien Brun fired a blistering 6-under 66 during Saturday’s third round and is currently leading on the individual side at 5-under 211.

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