Wildcats return to coast for Fresno State Invitational
THE FIELD: The Wildcats will face a field with five teams ranked in the top 50, and 14 in the top 100 in this weeks Golfweek/Sagarin women’s team rankings when they head west to the Fresno State Invitational. The field consists of 17 teams, including one other Big 12 school. The field includes Denver (12), UC Irvine (41), Oregon (44), New Mexico State (47), Hawaii (48), Nevada (54), UC Davis (56), Long Beach State (61), Colorado (66), Fresno State (67), Oregon State (71), Boise State (78), Kansas State (87), San Diego State (93), Eastern Washington (101), Sacramento State (117) and Santa Clara (137).
THE FORMAT: The field will tee off on Monday at 9:30 am and play 36 holes. Pairings for Tuesday’s third and finial round will be a shotgun start based on Monday’s results. The low four individual scores will determine the team score for each round.
LAST TIME OUT: The Wildcats finished 11th out of 15 teams at a shortened Baja Classic. Freshman Abbi Sunner finished the tournament tied for 2nd after shooting 76-74150 (+6) to claim her 2nd collegiate top 10 finish. Junior Michelle Regan finished tied for 15th; she carded rounds of 77-77154 (+10). Senior Katy Heffel posted scores of 81-80161 (+17), to finish tied for 41st. Junior Hailey Mireles, 84-78162 (+18), finished the tournament tied for 47th. Senior Helene Robert hit 84-82166 (+22) to finish the tournament tied for 66th with freshman Morgan Moon who carded rounds of 82-84166 (+22). Junior Kali quick finished tied for 69th with scores of 86-81167 (+23). Sophomore Krista Nelson rounded out the Wildcats carding rounds of 87-85172 (+28), tying for 78th.
SUNNER CAPTURES FIRST PODIUM FINISH: Kansas State Freshman Abbi Sunner grabbed her first career podium finish when she tied for 2nd at the Baja Classic. Sunner joins former Wildcats Carrie Chambers and Christin Boucher as the only Wildcats to accomplish this feat in their freshman year. If Sunner could notch one more podium finish this season she would become the only Wildcat to accomplish this twice in their first season. Sunner has finished in the top 10 in two of the three events that she has competed in this season. She finished tied for 10th at the Chip-N-Club Invitational in
TOP 20 PRESENCE:
K-State’s BAJA CLASSIC Lineup
Name Yr-Exp Hometown 06-07 Rnds 06-07 Avg.
Katy Heffel Sr-3L
Michelle Regan Jr-2L
Kali Quick Jr-2L
Hailey Mireles Jr-2L Garden City,
Abbi Sunner Fr-HS
SCORING: Results will be posted on k-statesports.com as soon as they become available.