2004 Champs Return to Texas A&M Mo'Morial
Off the Tee
The Kansas State Wildcats travel to the Texas A&M Mo’Morial Feb. 28-March 1 as returning champions. The teams will shotgun start at 8 a.m. for 36 holes Monday and will shotgun start the final 18 holes at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Last Time Out
The Wildcats finished 14th at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla., Feb. 21-22. Led by freshman Kali Quick’s combined 227, K-State carded scores of 321-321-300--942. The tournament featured the tops teams in the central NCAA qualifying region.
Texas A&M Mo’Morial History
K-State took home the trophy for the 2004 Mo’Morial at Blackhorse Golf Club in Cypress, Texas. The Wildcats recorded rounds of 292-313-304--909, tying with Missouri but later winning in a play-off. Then-senior Christine Boucher won the individual title, shooting a 3-over 219. Current senior Stephanie Limoges tied for 25th with a combined 231. In the 2003 Mo’Morial, K-State finished fifth of 19. The Wildcats have competed in this tournament annually since 1998.
Freshman Kali Quick took over as team leader during the Central District Invitational. She now averages 76.7 strokes on the season. Quick 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’ outing at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate.
Sophomore Helene Robert was the most consistent Wildcat over the fall 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 second-best stroke average, with 77.0.
K-State will encounter three teams they have yet to face this season at the Mo’Morial. The Wildcats have posted a 4-14 record against the previous opponents, defeating Illinois State, Indiana, TCU and Wisconsin each once. K-State has yet to see Kent State, Texas Pan-Am and Oregon State.
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.