Wildcats compete in two tournaments in one week, start in Hawaii
March 13, 2003
MANHATTAN, Kan. -
Spring Break - not much of a break
While Kansas State students take a week off for Spring Break, the women's golf team stays quite busy. The Wildcats compete in two tournaments next week starting with the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Invitational in Kanehoe-Oahu, Hawaii, March 18-19. The two-day, 54-hole event takes place at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course. Play begins at 7:30 a.m. both days with a shotgun start.
The 'Cats then travel to Tucson, Arizona for the Mountain View Classic, March 22-23. The event is also a two-day, 54-hole tournament played at the Mountain View Golf Club. The shotgun starts will begin at 8 a.m. on both days.
K-State changes up the lineup as they head to Hawaii. Senior Miranda Smith, juniors Christine Boucher and Karen Quintelier and sophomores Sarah Heffel and Stephanie Limoges make up K-State's five-member lineup. This will be Limoges first tournament of the spring. In addition, senior Elise Carpentier will compete as an individual in Hawaii.
New and familiar territory
It may be K-State's first trip to Hawaii for a golf tournament, but the Wildcats are very familiar with the Mountain View Classic. Last year, K-State claimed the team title at the Mountain View Golf Club, beating out the field of 14. The Wildcats posted a two-round total of 21-over-par 597 (298-299). At the time, it was the first tournament title in six years for K-State. Four Wildcats placed in the top-10 among individuals. Leading the way was Christine Boucher, who carded scores of 73-74-147 to finish in fourth place.
Rewinding the "Mo"morial
The Kansas State women's golf team finished fifth at the Texas A&M "Mo"morial Invitational, claiming its second top-five finish of the spring season. The Wildcats carded a combined score of 625 (315-310). The field was scheduled to play 54 holes in the two-day event, but inclement weather on Monday reduced the tournament to 36 holes. Senior Miranda Smith led the Wildcats, carding a 75-73-148 to finish in a three-way tie for third. Junior Christine Boucher tied for 20th, scoring rounds of 77-78-155. Junior Karen Quintelier and sophomore Sarah Heffel both tied for 49th place. Quintelier posted scores of 82-79-161 and Heffel shot 81-80-161. Senior Elise Carpentier tied for 92nd, recording scores of 84-90-174.
Smith leading the way
Senior Miranda Smith has been low for the Wildcats in K-State's first two tournaments, picking up two top-10 finishes. Smith tied for third at the Texas A&M "Mo"morial, recording scores of 75-73-148. At the Central District Classic in Parrish, Fla., Smith led K-State by placing ninth, carding a 226 (77-77-72). The senior has been the low Wildcat in three tournaments this year. She also ranks 12th among Big 12 individuals for stroke average, boasting an average of 75.50. Teammate Christine Boucher is ranked fourth with a 74.20 average.
Dr. Thompson Rainbow Invitational
Dates: March 18-19
Mountain View Collegiate
Dates: March 22-23