Cats open spring at Central District Classic
Off the Tee
The Kansas State Wildcats open the 2005 spring season at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla. on Feb. 21-22. The teams will shotgun start at 8 a.m. both days, playing 36 holes Monday and the final 18 holes Tuesday.
Last Time Out
The Wildcats completed the fall season with a 10th-place finish at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate Nov. 1-2. Freshman Kali Quick led the Wildcats, tying for 14th with a 7-over 223.
Central District History
In a tournament featuring the top teams in the Central District, Kansas State finished third in the 2004 event, carding rounds of 304-295-313--912. Then-seniors Karen Quintelier and Christine Boucher finished tied for 10th and tied for 13th, respectively. Current sophomore Helene Robert tied for 19th, with a combined 229, and current senior Sarah Heffel tied for 21st, with a 230. In 2003, K-State also placed third, recording scores of 306-312-305--923.
Sophomore Helene Robert has been the most consistent Wildcat this season. Finishing tied for fifth at the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic to open the season, Robert has continued to be the team leader as she tied for 26th at the Jeannine McHaney Invitational and tied for 23rd at the Price’s Give Em Five Challenge. She was the second-best Wildcat at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, finishing tied for 14th behind freshman Kali Quick. The Lac Brome, Quebec, native boasts the team-leading stroke average, with 76.3.
Freshman Kali Quick has finished in the top 20 of three fall tournaments. Quick tied for 19th in the season-opening Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic, tied for fifth in the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational and tied for 14th in the Wildcats’ most recent outing at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate. She averages 76.9 on the season, only .6 stokes behind team-leader Helene Robert.
In the opening tournament of K-State’s spring season, the team will encounter eight teams they have faced already this season. The Wildcats have posted a 1-13 record against these previous opponents, defeating Nebraska once. K-State has yet to see Indiana, LSU, host Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State and Texas A&M.
Head coach Kristi Knight continues her 10th campaign with the Wildcats this spring. Under Knight, K-State has recorded five tournament wins, including the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational and the Texas A&M Mo’Morial during the 2003-04 season. The Texas native and Oklahoma alum has coached Wildcat teams to four straight NCAA Regional appearances and 32 top-five finishes.
The Kansas State women’s golf program opened the 2004 fall season by tying for fourth at the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic with a combined 907. Sophomore Helene Robert tied for fifth, with a season-best 217. Robert again led the Wildcats in their ninth-place finish at the Price’s Give Em Five Challenge as she tied for 23rd. In the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, K-State finished fifth, with three golfers in the top 20 and five of seven student-athletes recording their season-best. Freshman Kali Quick paced the Wildcats at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate to close the fall campaign as she tied for 14th with a career-best 223.