Women's golf in eighth after first round of Big 12 Championships
College Station, Texas - Kansas State is in eighth place following the first round of the Big 12 Championship Friday. The Wildcats’ 20-over 308 is 16 strokes off tournament-leader Texas and a mere four strokes off fourth-place Baylor.
“It’s only the first day,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “We didn’t play great and we didn’t play terrible. If we want to have a good tournament, we’ve got to be sharper.”
Senior Christine Boucher leads the Wildcats with a 3-over 75 to tie for 13th. Senior Karen Quintelier is one stroke behind, tying for 21st with a 76. One stroke behind Quintelier is freshman Helene Robert, tying for 28th. Juniors Stephanie Limoges and Sarah Heffel are tied for 44th, with an 80, and tied for 52nd, with an 82, respectively.
“Christine (Boucher) struggled with her putting and Sarah (Heffel) and Steph (Limoges) struggled with their ball striking,” Knight said. “Karen (Quintelier) had a steady round and so did Helene (Robert).”
The Wildcats will play the second round at Pebble Creek Saturday.
“Tomorrow is a new day,” Knight said. “We know the potential to do well is there. We just need to be sharper.”
The Wildcats continue play at the Big 12 Championship Saturday with an 8 a.m. start off the first tee. For complete coverage of the Big 12 Championship, please visit www.big12sports.com.
Team Scores: 1. Texas 292 2. Texas A&M 294 3. Oklahoma 299 4. Baylor 304 5. Kansas 305 T6. Texas Tech, Oklahoma State 306 8. Kansas State 308 9. Colorado 309 10. Missouri 311 11. Iowa State 312 12. Nebraska 315
Top Individuals: T1. Perry Swenson, Texas; Annie Thurman, Oklahoma State 69 3. Brenda Norris, Texas A&M 71 T4. Lisa Meldrum, Oklahoma; Janice Olivencia, Texas; Chelsey Pryor, Kansas 72
Wildcat Individuals: T13. Christine Boucher 75 T21. Karen Quintelier 76 T28. Helene Robert 77 T44. Stephanie Limoges 80 T52. Sarah Heffel 82