Sept. 19, 2002
Mary Fossum Invitational
Forest Akers West
East Lansing, Mich.
Dates: Sept. 21-22, 2002
The Field: Eastern Michigan, Ferris State, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, Kent State, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio, Western Michigan and Wisconsin.
Wildcats Travel North
For its second tournament this season, Kansas State travels to East Lansing, Mich., for the Mary Fossum Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole tournament will be played at Forest Akers West (Par 72, 6,053 yds). The field plays 36 holes Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday. Play begins each day at 9 a.m.
Junior Christine Boucher will tee-off first for the Wildcats on Saturday. Junior transfer Karen Quintelier tees-off second followed by senior Elise Carpentier. Sophomore Sarah Heffel is No. 4 for the Wildcats. Senior Miranda Smith rounds out the K-State lineup teeing off fifth.
Mary Fossum Invitational
This weekend's competition marks the Wildcats third time competing in the Mary Fossum Invitational. Last year, the event was cancelled due to the Sept. 11 tragedy. The Wildcats best finish at the tournament was in 2000 when they placed 6th.
In its opening tournament of the fall season, the Wildcats took third at the Chip-N Club Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. Sept. 16-17. K-State shot a final round of 304 to finish with a score of 919 (311-304-304). Junior Christine Boucher led the way for the Wildcats. She finished in a three-way tie for third place. Boucher shot a 74 in the final round to finish at 5-over 221. In her K-State debut, junior transfer Karen Quintelier finished in a three-way tie for 12th place by shooting a 231.
Boucher Continues to Led Cats
In finishing in a three-way tie for third place at the Chip-N Club Invitational, Boucher starts the fall season right where she left off last spring. Boucher led the Wildcats with a 77.11 stroke average last spring. She had nine Top 10 finishes last year. Her second-place finish at the 2002 Big 12 Championship was the best-ever for a Wildcat. Boucher also had a successful summer. She advanced to the round of 16 at the 102nd U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in Scarborough, N.Y.
K-State isn't getting much rest between its first two tournaments. The Wildcats returned from Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday and traveled to Michigan on Thursday. They play a practice round on Friday before tournament play begins Saturday.
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.