The K-State women’s golf team traveled to Texas to participate in the three-day Dallas Athletic Club Invitational. After the first day of competition, the Wildcats led the field, shooting a total team score of 294. However, gusty conditions on day two limited the scoring opportunities for the Wildcats, who shot a 319 and fell to sixth place.
The final round, played on Sunday, saw the Wildcats post a 314 for a total tournament score of 927. That score will send K-State back to Manhattan finishing sixth out of 15 schools. The team was 63-over par for the entire tournament.
Individually, junior Gianna Misenhelter and sophomore Olivia Eliasson led the Wildcats. Misenhelter rocketed out of the gates, posting a first round even par. However, she trailed off in the final two days, posting a combined 13-over par to finish the tournament tied for 13th. Eliasson had a more even weekend, posting scores of 77, 78 and 76. She finished the tournament tied for 20th.
Senior Whitney Pyle finished 18-over par for the Wildcats, and tied for 26th. Rounding out the K-State team were sophomore Carly Ragains and senior Hanna Roos. They posted rounds of 27-over and 35-over, to finish tied for 46th and tied for 62nd, respectively.
Next up for the Wildcats is the Big 12 Championship on April 19, 20, and 21 in Rhodes, Iowa. The tournament will be played at Harvester Golf Club.