Women's Golf to Compete in Texas A&M
Tee’d Off The Kansas State women’s golf team tees at the Texas A&M “Mo”Morial Invitational Monday, March 1. Teams will shoot 36 holes Monday and the remaining 18 on Tuesday.
Back at You The Wildcats finished fifth at the Texas A&M “Mo”Morial Invitational last spring. Senior Christine Boucher is the leading returner from this tournament, where she finished 20th, shooting and 11-over 155. Both Sarah Heffel and Karen Quintelier also competed, each tying for 49th place.
Getting Press After being named Golfer of the Week in the Sept. 26 issue of Golf World magazine, Boucher continues to be recognized. The senior is ranked No. 18 by Golfstat. In this tournament’s field, only TCU’s Brooke Tull is ranked higher, at No. 11.
Knight Time Kristi Knight is in her ninth year as K-State’s head women’s golf coach. After playing for the University of Oklahoma, Knight came to Manhattan in 1995. Knight looks forward to the competition among the team this year. “The traveling five spots will be very competitive,” Knight said. “That is very exciting to me. It's what you want as a coach. It shows the program is getting stronger and getting deeper.”
The Field In the Feb. 25 Golfstat ratings, Kansas State is ranked No. 38 in the nation. Other ranked teams in the field include , Arkansas (No. 22), Missouri (No. 26), Northwestern (No. 32), TCU (No. 33), Texas A&M (No. 34) and Baylor (No. 35).
Boucher’s Big Fall Boucher won her fourth tournament title during the Wildcats’ first competition this fall in Lincoln, Neb. Her three-over 219 helped the Wildcats to a tie for second place, behind host Nebraska. Boucher won her fifth title at the Price’s Give Em Five Challenge, shooting a combined 213. Her third-round 67 is the second best of Boucher’s career. Her 54-hole score is the second best in K-State history. Boucher holds the record from the Edwin Watts Collegiate (Nov. 4-5, 2002), where she shot a combined 204.
Big Time in the Big 12 Senior Christine Boucher is ranked No. 2 in the Big 12, behind Oklahoma’s Lisa Meldrum. Boucher leads Missouri’s Denise Knaebel, A&M’s Nicole Melto and Baylor’s Josefin Svenningsson in the field of the Texas A&M “Mo”Morial.
Fresh Impact Freshman Helene Robert made an impression on the Wildcat golf program this fall. Robert averaged 77.8 strokes, the second-best score of the team. She finished in the Top 20 three out of the five tournaments and in the Top 5 once. Her combined 221 at the Notre Dame Adidas Invitational was her career low.