May 5, 2003
Dates: May 8-10
The Field: Arkansas, Baylor, California, Florida,
Indiana, Kent State, Michigan State, Missouri
Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Purdue, Southern, TCU,
Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Wisconsin and
The Kansas State women's golf team begins its
postseason action at the 2003 Women's Golf NCAA
Central Regional in Lincoln, Neb., at the Firethorn
Golf Club May 8-10. Play begins at 7:30 a.m. on May 8.
The second round will be held on Friday, May 9, with
the third and final round on Saturday, May 10.
The Wildcats take the same lineup they took to the Big
12 Championship. Junior Christine Boucher, senior
Miranda Smith, junior Karen Quintelier, sophomore
Sarah Heffel and sophomore Stephanie Limoges are
making the trip to Lincoln, Neb.
NCAA Central Regional
The Wildcats head to the Central Regional for the
third straight year. The 'Cats finished in 15th place
in both 2001 and 2002. Last year at the Central
Regional, the Wildcats shot rounds of 306-308-330-964
(+100). Junior Christine Boucher was the low Wildcat,
shooting a 237 (79-80-78). K-State goes into this
year's Central Regional as the No. 18 seed.
Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each
region to the 2003 NCCA Women's Golf Championships,
hosted by Purdue at the Birch Boilermaker Golf Complex
in West Lafayette, Ind., May 20-23.
Scouting the Central
K-State faces a strong field at the Central Regional.
According to the Golfweek - Sagarin rankings, six of
the teams are ranked in the top 20. California is No.
8 and Texas is ranked fourth. Kansas State is 17-18-2
against the teams in the Central Regional. The
Wildcats haven't faced seven of the teams this season,
including California, No. 10 Tennessee and No. 11
Recapping The Big 12 Championship
Kansas State finished in sixth place at the Big 12
Women's Golf Championship at the Country Club of
Missouri. The Wildcats match last year's best team
finish at the conference tournament. The 'Cats shot a
314 in the final round to give them a combined score
of 936 (312-310-314). Oklahoma State recorded a
combined score of 909 to edge Missouri by one stroke
to claim the Big 12 Championship. The win marked OSU's
third straight conference championship. Nebraska's
Sarah Sasse took home the individual title, shooting
rounds of 74-74-72-220.
Senior Miranda Smith led the Wildcats for the fourth
time this spring. She finished in a tie for fifth
place to record her best finish at the conference
tournament. The senior shot a 77 in the final round to
post a final score of 226 (78-71-77). Junior Christine
Boucher tied for 19th place. She shot a 79 in the
final round to give her a three-round total of 234
Boucher Adds to Trophy Case
Christine Boucher was named to first team All-Big 12
to become the first Wildcat to grab the award. The
Quebec native was named second team All-Big 12 in 2001
and 2002. She was also named Big 12 Golfer of the
Month for November in 2002. Boucher, who has the sixth
best stroke average in the Big 12 at 75.06, competed
in all 11 events and posted counting scores in all 32
rounds. She won two individual tournament titles this
season, capturing medalist honors at the Edwin Watts
Intercollegiate and at the Mountain View Collegiate.
She has five top-five finishes and has placed in the
top 20 in every tournament this season.