TUCSON, Ariz. Wildcat Helene Robert finished day one of the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz., in a tie for third. Robert fired a field-low 2-under 70 in the second round to finish with a 1-under 143 on the day. The low round ties Robert’s career mark, which she achieved at the Ptarmigan/Ram Classic in 2004 and the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational this past fall.
Kansas State improved on their scores from previous tournaments, tying their second-lowest round of the year firing 298 on the first 18 holes. The Wildcats sit in ninth place with rounds of 298-302600, 24-over par.
Three teams fired an 18-hole score of 293, including team leader Denver, who paces the squads with rounds of 293-298591. A battle for second finds Northwestern, and Big 12 opponents Nebraska and Missouri one shot behind the leader with a 16-over 592.
Atop the individual leaderboard is Arizona’s Adriana Zwanck who fired a 3-under 141, including a first-round 69. Iowa State’s Christi Athas sits one shot behind, carding scores of 69-73142. Tied with Robert for third is Kansas’ Chelsey Pryor.
Wildcat Kali Quick is currently in a tie for 30th after carding 74-78152, 8-over par. Arizona-native Katy Heffel and Hailey Mireles shot 11-over par to land in a 10-way tie for 47th. Also for K-State, Michelle Regan is one-shot behind teammates Heffel and Mireles with a 12-over 156. Once again competing as an individual for the Cats is freshman Krista Nelson, who sits in 64th place, shooting 81-76157. Nelson’s second-round 76 marks her career-low.
The Wildcats conclude the Mountain View Collegiate Sunday, March 26, with tee time set for 9 a.m. CST. For complete coverage of Kansas State women’s golf please visit www.kstatesports.com.
Team Scores: 1. Denver 293-298591, T2. Northwestern 293-299592, T2. Missouri 299-293592, T2. Nebraska 297-295592, 5. Kansas 297-297594, 6. Florida International 292-303595, T7. Charleston 298-301599, T7. Iowa State 295-304599, 9. Kansas State 298-302600, 10. Wisconsin 306-300606, 11. Texas Tech 301-307608, 12. Colorado 304-305609, 13. Colorado State 303-308611, 14. Arizona 302-310612, 15. Northern Arizona 304-309613.
Top Individuals: 1. Adriana Zwanck, Arizona 69-72141, 2. Christi Athas, Iowa State 69-73142, T3. Helene Robert, Kansas State 73-70143, T3. Chelsey Pryor, Kansas 70-73143, T5. Annie Giangrosso, Kansas 73-71144, T5. Katie Kempter, Denver 69-75144.
Wildcat Individuals: T3. Helene Robert 73-70143, T30. Kali Quick 74-78152, T47. Hailey Mireles 80-75155, T47. Katy Heffel 76-79155, T57. Michelle Regan 75-81156, 64. Krista Nelson (ind.) 81-76157.