Women's Golf Team Set To Open Fall Season
Sept. 6, 2001
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State women,s golf team opens its fall 2001 season Sunday and Monday in Lincoln, Neb., at the Alltel Husker Invitational. The Wildcats are coming off their most successful season since the program's inception in 1981.
The Wildcats will play 18 holes Sunday and 36 holes Monday at the par-72, 6,039-yard Yankee Hill Country Club. The 13-team field includes Big 12 schools Iowa State, Missouri and host Nebraska. Making the trip for the Wildcats is senior Edie Murdoch, juniors Miranda Smith, Elise Carpentier and Morgan Hagler, and sophomore Christine Boucher. Junior Annie Schneider will make the trip and compete as an individual.
During the 2000-2001 season, the Wildcats set numerous team and individual records. K-State,s 312 stroke average was the lowest in team history and nine strokes lower than last year,s average. The Wildcats also shot the all-time low round of 298 at the Big 12 Preview, set the 36-hole record of 606 at the Mountain View Collegiate and broke the all-time team-best score in a 54-hole tournament at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic with a three-round total of 914.
The Wildcats, ninth-place finish in the Big 12 Championship was their best ever in a conference championship. The Wildcats also qualified for the NCAA Regional Championship for the first time in the history of the program. Boucher and Carpentier claimed the individual titles at tournaments, only the second and third times a K-State women,s golfer earned individual tournament wins.
During the summer, Boucher won the Canadian Women's Junior Championship and placed 15th at the Canadian National Amateur Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba.