Lady Golfers Prepare for Canes/Cards Classic
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State's women's golf team will head to Miami Lakes, Fla. for the Canes/Cards Classic at Don Shula Golf Course, April 5th and 6th. The event will feature 7:00 a.m. (CT) shotgun starts for both Monday and Tuesday, with 36-holes to be played Monday.
THE FIELD: K-State will face an unfamiliar field this week as they have only competed against three of the 11 teams this season. The 11 team field consists of: Akron, Cinncinnati, Florida Gulf-Coast, Jacksonville, Kansas State, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Penn State, Texas-Pan America and Troy.
CANES/CARDS CLASSIC PREVIEW: Hanna Roos will compete in her third straight event and her seventh overall this season. Roos will travel to the Sunshine State after competing in last week's MountainView Collegiate where she captured her second top-20 finish of her young career. The freshman improved her stroke average to 77.50 from 78.00.
Abbi Sunner looks to provide the senior leadership along with Morgan Moon who have combined for 15 events and four top-20 finishes this season.
Elise Houtz also improved her stroke average last week going from 79.20 to 78.94. The junior will compete in her seventh event of the season.
Kristen Dorsey has made the lineup for this event and will be returning to her home state. It will mark the first time she has competed in a collegiate event in Florida. This will be the third event this year for the redshirt freshman. Her previous competition came at Palmetto Intercollegiate where she carded a 24-over par 240 and tied for 80th.
2008 CANES/CARDS CLASSIC: This will be the second time K-State has competed in this event in school history. The previous trip was made in the Spring of 2008 when former Wildcat Kali Quick shot a career-best 70 in the final round, but the Wildcats golf team dropped three spots to finish 10th. The Wildcats posted a 301 and 302 at the Don Shula Golf Resort to end the tournament at 38-over par 902.
Sunner and Houtz hold the only experience on this year's lineup with the event and golf course. As a sophomore in 2008 Sunner finished at 10-over par 226 and in a tie for 30th. Houtz, who was a freshman as the time, turned in a 16-over par 232 performance to tie for 52nd.
DON SHULA GOLF COURSE: The competition will take place at Don Shula Golf Course. The par 72, 6,300-yard course was designed by Bill Watts.