Kansas State in 20th After 18 Holes at NCAA Regional
May 10, 2001
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Kansas State women's golf team shot a first-round 323 and is in 20th place at the NCAA East Regional Championships at the Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Wildcats were led by freshman Christine Boucher, who shot a round of 78 Thursday to put herself in a tie for 55th place. Sophomore Miranda Smith was only one stroke behind Boucher, but sits in a tie for 65th place. Junior Edie Murdoch and senior Carrie Chambers both shot rounds of 83 and sit in 93rd place. Sophomore Elise Carpentier is in a tie for 99th place with an 84.
Duke, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation by Golfstat, leads the 21-team field with a 2-under-par 286. No. 2-ranked Auburn is in second with a 294. Five of the top 10 teams in the country are playing at par 72, 6,211-yard Finley Golf Course.
Duke's Virada Nirapathpongporn leads the field with a 7-under-par 65. Georgia's Laura Henderson is in second with a first-round 70.
The top eight teams and top two individuals will advance to the NCAA championship finals, which will be May 22-25 at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
The 46th-ranked Wildcats will play the second round Friday with a 8:20 a.m. tee time. The final 18 holes will be played Saturday beginning at 7:30 a.m.