KSU women’s golf takes 8th in Arizona

By The Mercury

TUSCON, Ariz. — The Kansas State women’s golf team finished eighth with a three-round score of 26-over 890 following Saturday’s final round of the Mountain View Collegiate at the par-72, 6,227-yard Mountain View Golf Course.

“We didn’t have the round that we wanted to today,” K-State coach Kristi Knight said, “but I’m pleased with the progress that we have made this season as a whole.”

Junior Olivia Eliasson finished the tournament in eighth place with a 1-over 217 — her second top-10 finish this season. Eliasson carded nine birdies and finished the tournament ranked second in par-5 scoring with a 4.67 average.

Also succeeding on the par-5 holes was Carly Ragains with a 4.75 average. The junior from Highland Village, Texas, also carded nine birdies and finished tied for 11th at 3-over 219 — her best 54-hole performance this season.

“Olivia and Carly both played well and had solid finishes,” Knight said. “We were in the hunt after rounds one and two. We just need to keep finishing strong.”

Senior Gianna Misenhelter, who carded the fifth-most pars in the tournament (39), finished a tie for 35th with a 10-over par 226. Two strokes behind her was freshman Katherine Gravel-Coursol, who carded a 12-over 228 to tie for 48th.

Freshman Anne Willman, who was competing as an individual, finished with a three-round score of 25-over 241, while sophomore Scotland Preston carded a 38-over 254.

Nebraska finished on top of the team leaderboard with a final score of 10-over 874, one stroke ahead of Kent State.

Alice Kim of Gonzaga won the individual title with a 6-under 210.

The Wildcats will be back in action April 4-6 when they travel to Dallas for the SMU/DAC Invitational.

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