COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Wichita State Shockers sit tied for sixth place after day one of the Johnnie Imes Invitational at The Club at Old Hawthorne. WSU carded a 28-over par 604 and is tied with Colorado State. Texas State is in first place with a 36-hole score of nine-over par 585 and has an eleven shot lead over Florida International.
"Today was pretty good," WSU head coach Tom McCurdy said. "We had a good practice round and the girls created solid game plans for themselves. As a result they played with confidence and each of them had opportunities to score."
Gretchen Huhnerkoch continues her strong fall season for the Shockers after she posted a three-over par 147, good for a tie for eleventh place with four other golfers. Hannah Martin is in a tie for 23rd place after she carded a seven-over par 151 and Natalie Samb is tied for 34th at nine-over par 153. Krista Pauisite of Texas State is the individual leader at two-under par 142.
"There will be some challenging hole locations tomorrow so if we can play intelligently we have a good opportunity to move up a few spots," McCurdy said.
The Johnnie Imes will conclude tomorrow with the final round beginning with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun. You can follow the action live at golfstat.com.
T-6 Wichita State-298-306=604
T-11 Gretchen Huhnerkoch-72-75=147
T-23 Hannah Martin-74-77=151
T-34 Natalie Samb-77-76=153
T-45 Hollie Weatherburn-75-79=154
T-78 Veronica Diaz-86-78=164