Kansas State Rebounds on Day Two of Price's Give 'Em Five Challenge
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Kansas State rebounded Tuesday during the second day of the Price's Give Em Five Challenge at the New Mexico State University Golf Course. The Wildcats improved to finish day two in sixth place, 15 strokes behind leaders Oklahoma.
'It was a little rainy and windy when we started this morning,' head coach Kristi Knight said. 'I think the girls felt the course owed them something after yesterday. Christine (Boucher) knew she could play better on this course and Sarah (Heffel) did too. It was our third day putting on these greens and I'm glad to see they were more comfortable out there today.'
Wildcat senior Christine Boucher proved herself again today, as she improved from 13th to finish the day as the tournament leader. Her one-under par today made all the difference, as Monday's leaders, Alison Curdt of Florida State and Sara Odelius of Hawaii, both shot an 80 Tuesday.
'I think Christine would really like to win this event,' Knight said. 'She's been in this position before. Today she made some putts and, really, she thought she could have had a better score.'
Texas Tech's Kim Kolb shot an even par to tie with Boucher for first, an improvement from Monday's 10th place. Sarah Heffel took 73 strokes today to improve to a tie for 18th from 46th Monday. While Karen Quintelier and Helene Robert are tied at 43rd with a two-round total of 158. Freshman Katy Heffel rounds out the Wildcat lineup, coming in with a combined 163, in a tie for 64th.
'It was a much better day for us,' Knight said. 'Christine had a good day. Sarah had a really good day and made a lot of pars. Karen fought hard out there, even though she didn't hit very well. I'm really proud of the team.'
The Wildcats continue at the Price's Give Em Five Challenge, with the final 18 holes Wednesday. There is a shotgun start of 8 a.m. For complete results of the Price's Give Em Five Challenge, please visit Kansas State's website at www.kstatesports.com. Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma, 293-305 - 598 2. Louisiana State, 300-302 - 602 T3. Baylor,, 301-303, Texas Tech, 300-304 - 604 5. Florida State, 293-312 - 605 6. Kansas State, 311-302 - 613 7. San Jose State, 303-312 - 615 8. Hawaii, 307-315 - 622 10. Arizona State, 310-314 - 624 11. Texas-El Paso, 320-307 - 627 12. Arkansas-Little Rock, 315-318 - 633 13. Western New Mexico, 313-322 - 637 14. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 326-311 - 637 15. Northern Arizona, 329-315 - 644 16. North Texas, 324-328 - 652
Top Individuals: T1. Christine Boucher, Kansas State, 75-71 - 146 Kim Kolb, Texas Tech, 74-72 - 146 3. Josefin Svenningsson, Baylor, 75-73, Brooke Shelton, Lousiana State, 75-73, Michaelyn Morgan, Baylor, 72-76, Hope Edge, 72-76 - 148
Wildcat Individuals: T1. Christine Boucher, 75-71 - 146 T18. Sarah Heffel, 79-73 - 152 T43. Karen Quintelier, 80-78, Helene Robert, 78-80 - 158 T64. Katy Heffel, 79-84 - 163 -KSU-