Women’s golf finishes 9th at Big 12

By The Mercury

RHODES, Iowa — The Kansas State women’s golf team finished ninth on Sunday at the Big 12 Championship at the par-72, 6,055-yard Harvester Golf Club.

The Wildcats notched a 37-over-par 325 in the final round to finish with a 54-hole score of 117-over-par 981.

“We were unable to put together a good round,” K-State coach Kristi Knight said. “We have had multiple good tournaments this spring. Unfortunately, we didn’t step up and play well at the conference championship.

“It is certainly not the way we wanted to end the season. It was a poor result. We will have to learn from both the positives from the season and the negatives. Sports are filled with learning opportunities, and this is one of them.”

Olivia Eliasson led the Wildcats in the final round, turning in a 7-over par-79 to finish in a tie for 33rd with a 54-hole score of 25-over-par 241.

Gianna Misenhelter carded a 29-over 245 to finish in a tie for 39th. One stroke behind Misenhelter was Whitney Pyle who finished in 42nd.

Hanna Roos notched a 12-over 84 to finish with a 54-hole score of 36-over 252.

Carly Ragains improved her strokecount by five in the final round to finish with a score of 41-over 257.

Oklahoma State won the team competition with a 54-hole score of 41-over-par 905, marking the eighth title for the Cowgirls and first since 2009.

Baylor finished second with a 43-over 907.

Baylor’s Lauren Taylor continued her solid play, claiming the individual title with a 3-under 213, eight strokes ahead of second-place P. Phuntumabamrung of Iowa State.

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