Cats Return to Course for Susie Maxwell Classic
THE FIELD: K-State returns to a familiar field with central division competitors, as the Cats have once faced all but four of the 17 competing schools, compiling a 15-18-0 record. The top team coming into the Susie Maxwell is No. 20 Oklahoma State, followed by No. 24 SMU and No. 29 Baylor. The only other team ranked in the top 50 is
LAST TIME OUT: The Wildcats combined for their best performance of the season at the Mountain View Collegiate, firing 298-302-290890 (+26), four shots shy of the K-State 18-hole record. Helene Robert tied for third while shooting a 1-under 215, tying her career 54-hole low and the third best in Wildcat history. Michelle Regan shot a field-low 4-under 68 (fourth best at K-State) in the third round to move up 32 places to 25th. Kali Quick tied for 30th, scoring 74-78-75227. Hailey Mireles shot a 14-over 230 and tied for 46th. Katy Heffel finished 53rd with a 54-hole score of 233. Krista Nelson was 69th with a 24-over 240 competing as an individual.
SUSIE MAXWELL BERNING HISTORY: The Susie Maxwell Berning remains high on K-State’s list of most frequented tournaments. Going back to 1986, the Wildcats have been to this tournament 18 times, not participating only two springs since the first appearance. Since 2001, the team has done no worse than sixth place, but no better than fourth. Prior to 2001, the team struggled and finished in the bottom half of the competitors each year. In 2001, the Cats’ top finisher was Carrie Chambers, who tied for sixth with a 223. In 2003, Christine Boucher did one better by placing fifth. The following year Boucher tied for third, shooting 73-73-78224. Last spring, K-State finished 6th of 16, with Helene Robert as the top finisher, tying for 20th.
K-State’s Susie Maxwell Berning Classic Lineup
Name Yr. Hometown Rnds Avg.
Katy Heffel Jr.
Hailey Mireles So.
Kali Quick So.
Michelle Regan So.
Helene Robert Jr. Lac Brome,
Krista Nelson (ind.) Fr.