Wildcats Improve 11 Strokes in Second Round
“They just have to play their game and stay patient,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “The greens are very challenging. They’re the fastest greens we’ve played all year, and it’s a tough golf course out there. We’ll see what tomorrow brings. They’re still fighting. We’ll hope to improve again tomorrow.”
K-State’s Michelle Regan is currently in 15th place after firing a second-round 82. Regan is now at 15-over par 159 and will be looking for her fifth top-five showing of her senior season. Her best finish at a Big 12 Championship in her previous three years was 32nd last season.
Freshman Elise Houtz moved up into a tie for 26th after a solid round of 80 on Saturday. It was the Wildcats’ second-best round of the day, and Houtz is just two strokes out of her first top-20 finish of the season.
Kali Quick showed the most improvement of the day for K-State. After struggling Friday and shooting a 94, Quick came back with a 5-over par 77 to total 27-over par 171 for the first two days. The 17-stroke improvement from the first to the second round was the best by any player in the tournament.
“Kali made a great comeback,” Knight said. “She came out and played a really solid round. I’m really proud of her today and happy she came out and played a solid round of golf.”
Hailey Mireles is tied for 53rd at 30-over par 174, while Abbi Sunner is in 56th at 33-over par 177.
The final round of the Big 12 Championship will start Sunday morning. K-State players will be paired with
Big 12 Championship
Karsten Creek GC
Par 72, 6,210 yards
Team Scores: 1.
K-State Individuals: 15. Michelle Regan, 77-82159 (+15); T26. Elise Houtz, 84-80164 (+20); T50. Kali Quick, 94-77171 (+27); T53. Hailey Mireles, 82-92174 (+30); 56. Abbi Sunner, 92-85177 (+33)