Women's Golf to Face Tough Competition at Betsy Rawls
The KansasState women’s golf team tees off at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Sunday at The second round begins at Monday, while the third round will have an shotgun start Tuesday.
Last Time Out
The Wildcats won the Texas A&M “Mo”Morial Invitational March 2, after a playoff with Missouri. Senior Christine Boucher led the Wildcats, finishing first and shooting a 219. Karen Quintelier tied for 15th, with a combined 228. K-State shot a three-round score of 909.
Big Time in the Big 12
Senior Christine Boucher is now ranked No. 1 in the Big 12, with a 73.42 average. Boucher leads Oklahoma’s Lisa Meldrum by .38 strokes. 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. 13 by Golfstat. In this tournament’s field, only Arizona’s Erica Blasberg and TCU’s Brooke Tull are ranked higher, at No. 3 and No. 10, respectively..
In the March 17 Golfstat ratings, KansasState is ranked No. 33 in the nation. The field for the Betsy Rawls Invitational looks to be very challenging as nine of 18 comepeting teams are ranked in the Top 25. These teams include Vanderbilt (No. 5), California (No. 7), Arizona (No. 8), USC (No. 11), Tulsa (No. 13), Oklahoma (No. 14), North Carolina (No. 18). Texas (No. 20), and UNLV (No. 24).
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.
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.
Long Time, No See
KansasState has not competed in the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational since March 17-19, 2000. The Wildcats shot rounds of 325-327-328--980 to finish 12th out of 13 teams.
The Hills Country Club is rated the third-best course in Texas by the Dallas Morning News and was designed by Jack Nicklaus.