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Kansas State Women in the Lead After First Day at Edwin Watts Collegiate

GO WILDCATS Junior Christine Boucher in second place among individuals.
Junior Christine Boucher in second place among individuals.

Nov. 4, 2002

Kiawah Island, S.C. - In its final tournament of the fall season, the K-State women's golf team is in first place after 27 holes at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate. The Wildcats fired a combined score of 440 (297-143) to give them a seven-stroke lead over second place Tulane (305-142--447).

Junior Christine Boucher is second among individuals by shooting a solid 105. She shot a 67 in the first round and carded a 35 after nine holes in the second round. Boucher is one stroke back from individual leader Rachel Lester of Kentucky (104). Boucher's 18-hole score of 67 marks an all-time school lowest. Jane Yi held the previous record of 68 set at the Chip-N Club Invitational in 1997.

Senior Miranda Smith joins Boucher among the top-five individuals. She finished the day in fourth place, carding a 108 (75-33).

Junior Karen Quintelier is in a four-way tie for 17th place, carding a 113 (76-37). Sophomore Sarah Heffel is just one stroke back from Quintelier. Heffel is tied for 21st place (79-35--114). Elise Carpentier is tied for 70th place with a combined scored of 127.

The second and final day of the Edwin Watts/ Palmetto Collegiate is Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Women's College Golf
Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate
Oak Point Golf Club
Par 72; 5,873 yards

Team Results
1. 440 Kansas State; 2. 447 Tulane; 3. 449 Oklahoma; 4. 453 Coastal Carolina; 5. 454 Maryland; 6. 459 Jacksonville State; 7. 463 Missouri; 8. 465 Kentucky; 9. 466 Campbell; 10. 470 UNC Greensboro; 11. 475 Oregon State; 12. 483 Birmingham State; 13. 484 College of Charleston; 14. 492 Charleston Southern; 15. 496 Appalachian State; 16. 517 Cincinnati; 17. 533 Winthrop.

Top Five Individuals
1. 104 Rachel Lester, Kentucky; 2. 105 Christine Boucher, KSU; 3. 107 Hope Edge, OU; 4. 108 Miranda Smith, KSU; T5. 109 Morgan O'Banion, Coastal Carolina; Lisa Meldrun, OU.

Other K-State Individuals
T17. 113 Karen Quintelier; T21. 114 Sarah Heffel; T70. 127 Elise Carpentier

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