K-State Women Finish In Sixth Place At Big 12
April 23, 2003
Columbia, Mo. - Kansas State finished in sixth place at the Women's Golf Big 12 Championship at the Country Club of Missouri. The Wildcats match last year's best team finish at the conference tournament. The 'Cats shot a 314 in the final round to give them a combined score of 936 (312-310-314).
"It was a tough day," head coach Kristi Knight said. "It was a difficult golf course for us. It has a lot of zig-zags and is just the opposite of Colbert Hills. It would have been nice to move up today, but the team fought hard and did its best."
Oklahoma State recorded a combined score of 909 to edge Missouri by one stroke to claim the Big 12 Championship title. The win is OSU's third straight, fourth in the Big 12, and 18th overall, including conference championships won in the Big Eight.
Nebraska's Sarah Sasse took home the individual title, shooting rounds of 74-74-72-220.
Senior Miranda Smith finished in a tie for fifth place to lead the Wildcats and record her best finish at the conference tournament. The senior shot a 77 in the final round to post a final score of 226 (78-71-77).
"Miranda had a great tournament," Knight said. "She finished strong today. She birdied two of the last three holes."
Junior Christine Boucher tied for 19th place. She shot a 79 today to give her a three-round total of 234 (78-77-79). Sophomore Stephanie Limoges shot an 83 today to tie for 35th place (77-80-83-240). Junior Karen Quintelier shot an 80 to post a combined score of 241 (79-82-80) and placed 38th. Sophomore Sarah Heffel tied for 39th place, with a combined score of 242 (80-84-78).
The Wildcats now await the NCAA golf committee's announcement of the Regional Tournament fields on Monday, April 28. The 2003 Women's NCAA Central Regional will be hosted by Nebraska at the Firethorn Golf Course in Lincoln, May 8-10.
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