Sept. 12, 2002
Chip-N Club Invitational
Wilderness Ridge Golf Club
Dates: Sept. 16-17, 2002
The Field: Arkansas-Little Rock, Colorado State, Creighton, Denver, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Missouri-Kansas City, Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Iowa, Toledo, Wichita State
Teeing off the Season
The K-State women's golf team opens its fall season Sept. 16-17 in Lincoln, Neb. at the Chip-N Club Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole tournament will be played at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club. The women will play 36 holes Monday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The field will play 18 holes Tuesday teeing off at 8 a.m.
Head Coach Kristi Knight
Kristi Knight enters her eighth season at Kansas State. She joined K-State as the school's first full-time women's golf coach in the fall of 1995. Knight played golf at the University of Oklahoma, where she was a Scholastic All-American. Under Knight, the Wildcats qualified for their first NCAA Regional Championship in 2001.
K-State's season-opening lineup will feature a mix of new and returning talent. The five-member team includes seniors Miranda Smith and Elise Carpentier, juniors Christine Boucher and Karen Quintelier, and sophomore Sarah Heffel. Freshman Julie Kim will compete as an
Chip-N Club Invitational
This will be the Wildcats' fifth appearance at the Chip-N Club Invitational. K-State had its best showing in the tournament in 1997, placing third out of nine teams.
The Wildcats have three new faces on the roster. Freshman Lauren Legler is from Overland Park, Kan., and freshman Julie Kim comes to K-State from Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Junior transfer Karen Quintelier adds instant experience to the Wildcat roster. Quintelier comes to K-State from the University of Minnesota. She played in 14 events during her two seasons at Minnesota. This past season, Quintelier had a stroke average of 82.21 over 19 rounds.
Wildcats in the Rankings
According to GolfWeek, K-State starts the season ranked No. 53 in the country. Junior Christine Boucher is individually ranked at No. 61 with a 74.79 rating.
Junior Christine Boucher had a productive summer by advancing to the round of 16 at the 102nd U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Scarborough, N.Y. Boucher was one of 64 players to advance out of the 150 competitor stroke-play field in opening rounds.
Hitting the Books
Senior Miranda Smith was selected to the 2001- 2002 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Division I All-Scholar Team. Smith boasts a 3.54 GPA in marketing/international business, and was a constant presence for the Wildcats last year, competing in all 12 events.