NORMAN, Okla. After two rounds of play, Kansas State has two student-athletes in the top 10 of the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in Norman, Okla. Sophomore Kali Quick leads the Wildcats and sits in fifth place at even-par 144. Sophomore Michelle Regan ended the first round in 47th place, but moved into a tie for sixth after shooting a second-round 5-under 67. Kansas State moved up six places in the team standings to sit in fifth after day one, carding rounds of 308-295603.
Two weeks off of shooting the best round of her career and tying the third best in K-State history, Regan once again made her mark. Her second-round 67 is now her career 18-hole low and now ties the second-lowest in school history. Quick’s even-par scores of 72 in both the first and second rounds ties her career low and becomes her best 18-hole score of the season.
Leading the field by 29 shots is Oklahoma State with rounds of 283-284567, 9-under par. All five golfers in the Cowgirls lineup are in the top 10, with Pernilla Lindberg atop the individual leaderboard with rounds of 72-68140, 4-under par. The only golfers standing between OSU and a sweep of the leaderboard are Quick, Regan and Nebraska’s Stephanie Ruiz.
Four other Wildcats are competing at the Susie Maxwell, including junior Katy Heffel, who is currently tied for 54th with scores of 79-78157. Junior Helene Robert is tied for 64th, carding a 15-over 159. Sophomore Hailey Mireles is one shot behind Robert in 69th place. Individually competing is freshman Krista Nelson, who is tied for 87th.
The Wildcats conclude the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic with the final round on Monday from the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course. For complete coverage please visit Kansas State’s website at www.kstatesports.com.
Susie Maxwell Berning Classic
Jimmie Austin Golf Course Norman, Okla.
Par 72 6,013 yards
Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma State 283-284567, T2. SMU 298-298596, T2. Texas 294-302596, 4. Nebraska 306-291597, 5. Kansas State 308-295603, 6. Oklahoma 306-299605, 7. North Texas 310-296606, T8. Oral Roberts 307-300607, T8. Colorado 305-302607, 10. Arkansas-Little Rock 297-314611, 11. Baylor 303-309612, 12. Kansas 310-303613, 13. Oklahoma City 312-305617, 14. UTEP 306-313619, 15. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 316-309625, 16. Missouri State 318-314632, 17. Wichita State 322-314636.
Top Individuals: 1. Pernilla Lindberg, Okla. St. 72-68140, 2. Karin Kinnerud, Okla. St. 71-70141, T3. Stephanie Ruiz, Nebraska 72-71143, T3. Jennifer Karr, Okla. St. 69-74143, 5. Kali Quick, Kansas State 72-72144.
K-State Individuals: 5. Kali Quick 72-72144, T6. Michelle Regan 78-67145, T54. Katy Heffel 79-78157, T64. Helene Robert 79-80159, T69. Hailey Mireles 82-78160, T87. Krista Nelson 80-85165.