Manhattan, Kan. - Steffi Neisen and Katelyn Wright notched top-12 individual finishes to lead the Nebraska women's golf team to a tie for sixth at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational Tuesday.
Neisen, a senior from New Prague, Minn., posted a three-round score of 234 (74-81-79) to finish 11th on the 6,265-yard, par-72 layout at Colbert Hills. She edged Wright, who tied for 12th at 235, by one stroke in the individual standings.
Wright, a senior from Incline Village, Nev., fired Nebraska's best round of the day on Tuesday with a two-over-par 74. With Wright and Neisen leading the way, the Huskers managed a final-round 318 to close the tournament tied for sixth at 960 (313-329-318) with Colorado State.
Meghan Potee took individual medalist honors with a 54-hole total of 224 (75-75-74), while her Kansas teammate Thanruttra Boonraksasat finished as the runner-up at 227 (78-74-75).
Potee and Boonraksasat led Kansas to the team title with a three-round score of 910 (303-299-308). The hosts from Kansas State finished second at 926 (313-302-311). Tulsa took third (319-306-316-941), while Arkansas State (324-306-314-944) and Oral Roberts (320-313-321-951) finished just ahead of the Huskers.
Quality scores were tough to come by again on Tuesday, as 13 of the 15 team rounds came in at 313 or above (25-over-par). For the tournament, only seven of the 45 team rounds were 312 or better.
Freshman Jordan Chael produced Nebraska's No. 3 individual finish for the tournament, closing in 36th (79-80-84-243). Sophomore Cassie Deeg finished 50th at 248 (80-87-81), while redshirt freshman Yoorim Kang rounded out the Husker lineup in a tie for 61st at 256 (84-88-84).
Sophomores Hannah Luebke (75-85-95-255) and Cassidy Stelzmiller (89-85-81-255) tied for 59th while playing as individuals outside the Nebraska lineup in the 81-player field.
The Huskers will take more than three weeks off from competition before returning to the course at the Hoosier Fall Invitational in Florence, Ind., Oct. 19-20.
Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational
Sept. 23-24, 2013
Manhattan, Kan. (Colbert Hills)
Par 72, 6,265 Yards
Final Team Results
1. Kansas - 303-299-308-910
2. Kansas State - 313-302-311-926
3. Tulsa - 319-306-316-941
4. Arkansas State - 324-306-314-944
5. Oral Roberts - 320-313-321-954
T6. Nebraska - 313-329-318-960
T6. Colorado State - 326-320-314-960
8. New Mexico State - 314-324-337-975
9. North Texas - 322-322-322-976
10. Northern Iowa - 337-324-329-990
11. UMKC - 328-324-339-991
12. Redlands CC - 330-330-337-997
13. Wichita State - 334-328-336-998
14. Southern Illinois - 345-327-351-1023
15. Creighton - 372-335-351-1058
Final Individual Results
1. Meghan Potee, Kansas - 75-75-74-224
2. Thanruttra Boonraksasat, Kansas - 78-74-75-227
T3. Lina Aguillon, Redlands CC - 75-78-77-230
T3. Olivia Eliasson, Kansas State - 78-75-77-230
T3. Antonia VonWnuck, Tulsa - 80-73-77-230
T6. Carly Ragains, Kansas State - 76-80-75-231
T6. Courtney Manning, Arkansas State - 77-76-78-232
8. Minami Levonowich, Kansas - 78-76-78-232
T9. Alejandra Acosta, Oral Roberts - 79-75-79-233
T9. Gianna Misenhelter, Kansas State - 75-71-87
11. Steffi Neisen - 74-81-79-234
T12. Katelyn Wright - 80-81-74-235
36. Jordan Chael - 79-80-84-243
50. Cassie Deeg - 80-87-81-248
*59. Hannah Luebke - 75-85-95-255
*59. Cassidy Stelzmiller - 89-85-81-255
T61. Yoorim Kang - 84-88-84-256