LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Kansas State women’s golf team sits in ninth place after Sunday’s first round of the UNLV Showdown at the par 72, 6,230-yard Stallion Mountain Golf Club.
The Wildcats notched a team score of 15-over par 308, 11 strokes behind Wisconsin and Indiana, which lead the team competition following an 18-hole score of 4-over par 292.
Indiana’s Elizabeth Tong leads the individual competition at 2-under par 70, one stroke ahead of second-place Ally McDonald of Mississippi State and two strokes ahead of a four-way tie for third.
Sophomore Carly Ragains was solid on the day as she led the Wildcats with an 18-hole score of 2-over par 74 to sit in a tie for 13th. Ragains is coming off an 11th-place finish at last week’s Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. Two strokes behind Ragains was Whitney Pyle, who currently sits in a tie for 29th.
Hanna Roos turned in a 6-over par 78 to sit in a tie for 49th, while Olivia Eliasson and Gianna Misenhelter finished the first round with an 18-hole score of 8-over par 80 and enter Monday’s second round tied for 62nd.
Live stats of the UNLV Showdown can be followed at www.golfstat.com and results will be posted at www.k-statesports.com at the conclusion of play Monday and Tuesday.
Las Vegas, Nev.
Stallion Mountain Golf Club
Par 72/6,230 yards
Team Scores: T1. Wisconsin, 292 (+4); T1. Indiana, 292 (+4); 3. Minnesota, 299 (+11); T4. Penn State, 300 (+12); T4. San Diego State, 300 (+12); 6. UNLV, 302 (+14); T7. Mississippi State, 303 (+15); T7. UCF, 303 (+15); 9. Kansas State, 308 (+15); T10. Missouri, 310 (+22); T10. New Mexico State, 310 (+22); 12. Fresno State, 311 (+23); 13. Kennesaw State, 314 (+26); T14. Washington State, 316 (+28); T14. Idaho, 316 (+28); T14. North Texas, 316 (+28); 17. Long Beach State, 322 (+34); 18. Colorado State, 326 (+38).
Top Individuals: 1. Elizabeth Tong, Indiana, 70 (-2); 2. Ally McDonald, Mississippi State, 71 (-1); T3. Pamela Burneski, Indiana, 72 (E); T3. Lindsay Danielson, Wisconsin, 72 (E); T3. Alexis Nelson, Wisconsin, 72 (E); T3. Carolin Pinnegger, UCF, 72 (E).
K-State Individuals: T13. Carly Ragains, 74 (+2); T29. Whitney Pyle, 76 (+4); T49. Hanna Roos, 78 (+6); T62. Olivia Eliasson, 80 (+8); T62. Gianna Misenhelter, 80 (+8).