Kansas State Announces Addition of Canadian Golfer
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State women’s golf team added a player for the 2005-06 season, head coach Kristi Knight announced Wednesday. Christine Arsenault of Rimouski, Quebec will join the Wildcat squad. Arsenault is the fourth Canadian to sign under Knight.
Arsenault was named the St. Lawrence CEGEP (the year between high school and college in Canada) Female Rookie of the Year, as she was a member of the Team of the Year at St. Lawrence CEGEP. An athlete with potential off the links, Arsenault recently decided to put off her passion for hockey to focus on golf.
“Christine is a great athlete all-around,” Knight said. “She will bring a lot to our team. She is a very long hitter who has a lot of competitive spirit and a great work ethic.”
Arsenault won the 2003 Bic Invitation, placed fourth at the 2004 Provincial Junior Championship, and took third while her team won at the 2004 Canadian College Championship. At the 1997 Jeux du Quebec Games, she broke 90 for the first time at a mere 10 years old.
“She has competed all over Canada and just continues to improve,” Knight said. “Coming to K-State, Christine will have more of an opportunity to practice and play more days out of the year. She will benefit from playing Colbert Hills everyday.”
With a current handicap of four, Arsenault has goals of playing professionally and looks forward to winning her first tournament in the Big 12 Conference. Her older brother Benoit plays professional hockey in the CHL.
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