MANHATTAN, Kan. After two rounds and season-best scores, Kansas State is in third at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational on its home course, on the par-72, 6,046-yard Colbert Hills. The Wildcats shot a first-round score of 301, then had their best round of the season, carding a 294 in the second. Junior Helene Robert leads the Wildcat squad after shooting rounds of 75-70145, and is currently tied for seventh.
TCU leads the tournament after shooting below par on both rounds, ending the day six under with scores of 287-283570. TCU finished the day as the only team below par. Nebraska is in second, carding 297-285582.
Six players finished below par for the day. Husker Stephanie Ruiz leads all individuals with a four-under par score, after rounds of 73-67140. Team-leader TCU has four individuals in the top ten, with Camille Blackerby leading with scores of 72-69141.
For the Wildcats, Robert tied her career-low for 18 holes with a second round of 70. Sophomore Hailey Mireles continued to set career marks today as well. She is currently tied for 13th, and her scores of 75-74149 are low 18- and 36-hole scores for her. Sophomore Michelle Regan is tied for 18th after carding scores of 74-77151. Rounding out the lineup for K-State is sophomore Kali Quick, who is tied for 30th, and junior Katy Heffel, who is tied for 33rd.
The Wildcats continue play at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational on Tuesday, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. For complete results visit www.kstatesports.com.
Team Scores: 1. TCU 287-283570, 2. Nebraska 297-285582, 3. Kansas State 301-294595, 4. Oral Roberts 304-299603, 5. Kansas 315-297612, T6. Missouri State 311-302613, T6. UTEP 316-297613, 8. Xavier 317-300617, 9. Arkansas-Little Rock 314-306620, 10. Wichita State 322-299621, 11. North Texas 320-305625, 12. UMKC 326-324650.
Top Individuals: 1. Stephanie Ruiz, Nebraska, 73-67140, 2. Camille Blackerby, TCU, 72-69141, 3. Catherine Matranga, TCU, 74-68142, T4. Amanda Costner, Kansas, 76-67143, T4. Stacey Bieber, TCU, 73-70143, T4. Elli Brown, Nebraska, 72-71143.
Wildcat Individuals: T7. Helene Robert 75-70145, T13. Hailey Mireles 75-74149, T18. Michelle Regan 74-77151, T30. Kali Quick 77-77154, T33. Katy Heffel 82-73155, 65. Christine Arsenault* 94-102196.
* Competing as an individual