Women's Golf heads to College Station for Big 12 Championship
Pebble Creek Country Club
College Station, Texas
Dates: April 23-25, 2004
The Field: Kansas State, Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech
Results: Live scoring for the Big 12 Championships will be available throughout the tournament at www.golfstat.com.
The Kansas State women’s golf team tees off at the Big 12 Championship Friday at 8:50 from the No. 10 hole. The Wildcats are paired with Nebraska and Oklahoma. Second and third rounds will be played Saturday and Sunday.
Pebble Creek (par 72/6,242 yards), in College Station, Texas, opened in 1992 and has hosted two other conference championships, the 1992 Southwestern Conference Men's Championship and the 1996 SWC Women's Championship.
Last Time Out
The Wildcats placed fourth at the Susie Maxwell Classic in Norman, Okla., shooting 315-300-313--928. Oklahoma won the event with scores of 308-294-298--900.
Big Time in the Big 12
As of April 8, senior Christine Boucher is ranked No. 2 in the Big 12, with a 74.33 stroke average. Boucher trails Missouri’s Denise Knaebel by .13 strokes.
In the April 13 Golfstat ratings, Kansas State is ranked No. 42 in the nation. Big 12 schools ranked in the top 20 include: No. 7 Oklahoma State, No. 13 Texas and No. 14 Oklahoma.
Boucher’s Big Fall
Christine Boucher won her fourth tournament title during the Wildcats’ first competition this fall in Lincoln, Neb. Her three-over 219 helped the Wildcats to a tie for second place, behind host Nebraska. Boucher won her fifth title at the Price’s Give Em Five Challenge, shooting a combined 213. Her third-round 67 is the second best of her career, while her 54-hole score is the second best in K-State history. Boucher also holds the school record from the Edwin Watts Collegiate (Nov. 4-5, 2002), where she shot a combined 204.
Freshman Helene Robert made an impression on the Wildcat golf program this fall. Robert averaged 77.8 strokes, the second-best score of the team. She finished in the Top 20 in three of five tournaments and in the Top five once. Her combined 221 at the Notre Dame Adidas Invitational was her career low.
Senior Christine Boucher is No. 28 in the nations according to the April 14 Golfstat Cup standings, the highest in the Big 12. Texas has the No. 39 golfer in Janice Olivencia, while the No. 41-43 slots belong to Denise Knaebel of Missouri, Lisa Meldrum of Oklahoma and Karin Sjodin of Oklahoma State.
Over the course of the year, Kansas State golfers have placed in the Top 20 of a tournament 23 times. Wildcats have been in the top five nine times. Eight of the nine top five finishes belong to Christine Boucher.
Big 12 History
Kansas State’s best finish at the Big 12 Championship was sixth, in both 2002 and 2003. Christine Boucher finished second in the 2002 tournament, shooing 76-71-77--224 at Colbert Hills in Manhattan, Kan. Boucher earned first team All-Big 12 in 2003 and second team in 2002. K-State’s Miranda Smith tied for fifth last year in Columbia, Mo., with a combined 226. No other Wildcat has placed in the top 10 in the Big 12’s history.
The Wildcats finshed tenth of 21 teams at the NCAA Central Regional May 8-10 in Lincoln, Neb. Christine Boucher earned fifth place with a 9-over 222. Boucher continued on to the NCAA Championships, finishing 64th.
Spring 2004: Won the Texas A&M “Mo”Morial, with scores of 70-77-72--219... Tied for fifth at the Mountain View Collegiate with a combined 220... At the Susie Maxwell Classic, tied for third, shooting 73-73-78--224... Averaged 75.7 over the spring and 74.4 on the year’s 30 rounds... Finished in the top 10 in three of five envents.
Spring 2004: Tied for 10th at the Central District Invitational, shooting a combined 227... Tied for 15th in both the Texas A&M “Mo”Morial and the Susie Maxwell Classic, with a 228 and a 231, respectively... Averaged 78.3 over the spring and 78.1 on the year, the second-best of the Wildcats... Played all 30 rounds.
Spring 2004: Tied for 21st with scores of 73-72-85--230 at the Central District Invitational... Averaged 80.1 over the spring and 79.13 on the year, the third lowest of the team this year... Played all 30 rounds.
Spring 2004: At the Central District Invitational, tied for 19th, shooting 75-76-78--229... Averaged 81.0 this spring and 79.4 over the year’s 30 rounds... Played all 30 rounds.
Spring 2004: Recorded career-best 72 in the second round of the Susie Maxwell Classic, where she finished a career-best 18th... Tied for 25th at the Texas A&M “Mo”Morial with a combined 231... Averaged 80.2 on the spring and 80.5 over 27 rounds this year.