OC’s Meisch takes 5th in Kansas women’s state amateur tournament

OC's Audrey Meisch took fifth in the Kansas Women's Golf Association Amateur Championship.
OC's Audrey Meisch took fifth in the Kansas Women's Golf Association Amateur Championship.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (July 17, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian’s Audrey Meisch finished fifth in the Kansas Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship, which ended Thursday at Colbert Hills Golf Club.

Meisch, a rising junior from Wichita, Kan., closed the three-day event with a 3-over-par 76 to finish at 232, 13 shots behind the winner, Gianna Misenhelter of Overland Park, Kan.  Meisch opened the tournament by shooting an 82 on Tuesday but recovered with a 74 on Wednesday.

As a result of her high finish, Meisch was chosen to represent Kansas in the invitation-only Fore State Championship, which will be played July 27-29 at Shangri-La Golf Club in Afton, Okla. Kansas is the defending champion in the Fore State event, which began in 1995 in an effort to promote a friendly rivalry among amateur women’s golfers in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

That event will cap an eventful summer for Meisch, who last month played in another invitation-only event, the Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge in Roswell, Ga.