K-State Women Break School Record, Take First at Sunflower Invitational
Oct. 15, 2002
Wichita, Kan. - The Kansas State women's golf team carded a combined score of 903 (304-299-300) at the Marilyn Sunflower Invitational to break the school record and take first place at the tournament. The Wildcats strong finish at the Willowbend Golf Club placed them seven strokes ahead of second place Texas-El Paso (910).
K-State's combined score of 903 shatters the previous record of 914 last set at the Alltell Husker Invitational Sept. 8-10, 2001.
"We are all very excited," head coach Kristi Knight said. "It is a lot of fun to win a tournament. Getting off to a good start yesterday was the key. We haven't had problems this season finishing, it's starting off that's the problem. The team took it from the strong start yesterday and went from there."
K-State's tournament win is the fifth in school history. The last time the Wildcats won a tournament was last spring at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz. on March 24.
Junior Christine Boucher placed second among individuals. Boucher lost on the fourth hole of a playoff with Randi Gauthier of North Texas. Boucher shot a combined score of 222(74-73-75).
"Christine is such a competitor," Knight said. "She was a little disappointed, but she had a solid tournament. The entire team played well. This will be a good memory and a good confidence booster for us."
Senior Miranda Smith finished in a three-way tie for fourth place to grab her career-best finish. Smith carded a combined score of 225 (77-74-74). Senior Elise Carpentier shot a 1-over 73 in the final round to finish tied for eighth place. Junior Karen Quintelier tied for 14th by carding a 229 for the tournament.
For complete tournament results, visit Wichita State's sports information site at www.goshockers.com.
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