Sarah Heffel Qualifies for May Futures Tour Event
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Senior Sarah Heffel won the FUTURES Tour Qualifier at Lawrence's Eagle Bend Golf Course Sunday in a playoff after tying with two other golfers at 74. Each of the Kansas State women's golf team, except Stephanie Limoges, played in the qualifier for the May 6-8 FUTURES Tour event to be held at Eagle Bend as well. Heffel tied with teammate Hailey Mireles and Kansas' Tiffany Woods, but chipped in on the playoff hole to win the qualifier.
The Lawrence FUTURES Golf Classic will feature 144 professional women golfers, including former Wildcat Christine Boucher. The FUTURES Golf Tour is the official developmental tour of the LPGA. It is the largest international developmental tour and the second largest women’s golf tour in the world. Some FUTURES Golf Tour alumnae include Karrie Webb, Laura Diaz, Meg Mallon, Michelle McGann, Dottie Pepper, Laura Davies, Beth Bauer and Lorena Ochoa.
The Lawrence FUTURES Golf Classic will feature 144 professional golfers from not only the United States, but from 26 countries around the world. The week will also include a golf clinic, two Pro-Ams and the chance to meet and interact with the LPGA players of the future.
To play in the qualifier, players must be women amateur golfers or full time students at colleges or universities located within a 100 mile radius of Lawrence, Kansas. Amateurs must have a verifiable USGA handicap index of six or less established at a golf course with a total yardage of 5,900 yards or more and must reside within a 100-mile radius of Lawrence, Kansas.
Heffel averages 81.1 strokes on the spring and achieved her best finish as she tied for 35th at the Mountain View Collegiate March 26-27. The Wildcat women's golf team concludes the spring slate at the Big 12 Championships April 22-24 in Austin, Texas.