Junior Christine Boucher Wins Individual Title at Edwin Watts
Nov. 5, 2002
Kiawah Island, S.C. - Behind a record-breaking performance from junior Christine Boucher, the K-State women's golf team took second place at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate. The Wildcats fired a combined score of 874 (297-291-286) to finish two strokes behind team winner Tulane (305-282-285--872).
"We played awesome today," head coach Kristi Knight said. "The conditions were there for us to score well. I always knew they could score this low, it is just getting them all to come together as a team."
The Wildcats broke the school record for 18-hole team score each round of the tournament. The previous team record was 298 set last spring at Mountain View Collegiate. K-State's final round of 286 shatters the record by 12 strokes.
Boucher's performance was the tournament's highlight. She took home the individual title, winning the tournament by eight strokes. Boucher's final-round 64 set a tournament record and bested the school record of 67 she fired yesterday at the tournament. She tallied 10 birdies in today's round. Her combined score of 204 (67-73-64 ) put her soundly ahead of Hope Edge of Oklahoma (212).
"I was pretty happy with the way I played today," Boucher said. "I hit the ball closer to the greens today and I putted well throughout the tournament."
Senior Miranda Smith also shot under-par in the final round. Smith tied for seventh and grabbed a career-best 36-hole score, firing a 218 (75-72-71). Junior Karen Quintelier placed 17th, carding a 224 (76-74-74). Sophomore Sarah Heffel finished tied for 39th place. Senior Elise Capentier tied for 62nd place.
The Edwin Watts/ Palmetto Collegiate closes out K-State's fall season.
"This gives us a lot of confidence," Knight said. "We will be able to remember this throughout the break and hopefully get us fired up for the spring."
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