Off the Tee
The Kansas State Wildcats continue the 2004 fall season at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in Lawrence, Kan., Oct. 11-12. During the 54-hole tournament, teams will shotgun start at 8 a.m. Monday for 36 holes and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday for the final 18 at the Alvamar Country Club.
Last Time Out
The Wildcats finished ninth, with a three-round 933, at the Price’s Give Em Five Challenge in Las Cruces, N.M., Oct. 4-5. Sophomore Helene Robert finished tied for 23rd with a combined 230 to lead the Wildcats. Head Coach Kristi Knight said the team struggled with ball striking and staying consistent. Arizona State won the tournament with an 893.
Marilynn Smith/Sunflower History
Kansas State hosted the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational Oct. 13-14, 2003, at its home course, Colbert Hills. The Wildcats took home the team trophy, recording rounds of 302-312-311--935. Five of the eight Wildcat golfers set their season best at the Sunflower, including current senior Stephanie Limoges, who tied for ninth with a 235. Also, current senior Sarah Heffel shot a 236 to tie for 14th. K-State also won the event Oct. 14-15, 2002, and finished third in both 2000 and 2001.
Sophomore Helene Robert has been the most consistent Wildcat this fall. Finishing tied for fifth at the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic to open the season, Robert has continued to be the team leader as she tied for 26th at the Jeannine McHaney Invitational and tied for 23rd at last week’s Price’s Give Em Five Challenge. Robert boasts the team-leading stroke average, with an even 75.