Oct. 14, 2002
Wichita, Kan.- The Kansas State women's golf team is in first place after two rounds at the Sunflower Invitational at the par-72, 5,953-yard Willowbend Golf Club. The Wildcats shot a combined score of 603 (304-299) to place them one stroke ahead of second place Texas-El Paso. K-State's afternoon round of 299 was the team's best round of the season.
"It was nice to get out to a solid start," head coach Kristi Knight said. "It was a good day. The course is set up for them to score. Although we are in a good position, every one of the players know they can do better. They all felt like they left some strokes out there."
Junior Christine Boucher is in second place after carding a two-round total of 147 (74-73). Boucher is just three strokes behind North Texas' Randi Gauthier, who shot an even par 144 and sits atop the individual leader board through 36 holes.
Senior Miranda Smith and junior Karen Quintelier are both tied for ninth place as each shot 151. Smith birdied three of her last five holes in the second round to fire a 2-over 74. Senior Elise Carpentier is in a five-way tie for 32nd place after finishing up at 155 (80-75).
Sophomore Sarah Heffel is tied for 44th place by shooting a 158. Sophomore Stephanie Limoges and freshman Julie Kim are competing as individuals. Limoges is tied with Heffel for 44th and Kim is tied for 70th place after shooting 165.
The third and final round of the Marilyn Sunflower Invitational tees-off from the Willowbend Golf Club Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
Women's College Golf
Marilyn Sunflower Invitational
Willowbend Golf Club
Par 72; 5,953 yards
1. 603 Kansas State; 2. 604 Texas- El Paso; 3. 607 Illinois State; 4. 612 Kansas; 5. 614 Texas A&M -Corpus Christi; 6. 615 Notre Dame; 7. 619 Arkansas- Little Rock; N. Texas; 9. 621 Oral Roberts; Southern Methodist; 11. 629 Minnesota; 12. 630 Wichita State; 13. 639 N. Iowa; 14. 640 UMKC; 15. 645 Northeastern State; 16. 662 Southwest Missouri State. 17. 664 Creighton.
Top Five Individuals:
1.144 Randi Gauthier, N. Texas; 2. 147 Christine Boucher, KSU; 3. 148 Anne Mallory, UTEP; Ashlie Rose, Illinois State; 5. 150 Ashlie Simmons, Corpus Christi; Ashlee Johnson, Illinois State; Amy Lee, WSU; Sarah Bassett, Notre Dame.
2. 147 Christine Boucher; T9. 151 Miranda Smith; Karen Quintelier; T32. 155 Elise Carpentier; T44. 158 Sarah Heffel, Stephanie Limoges*; T70. 165 Julie Kim*.
* played as an individual