Wildcats Look to Finish Fall Strong
MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State women's golf team will look for a strong finish to its fall slate at the Edwin Watts Invitational in Kiawah Island, S.C., next week.
THE HOST Oak Point Golf Club: The home course of the College of Charleston, the course is located in Kiawah Island, S.C. The par 72 course will play at 5,935 yards.
THE FIELD: Kansas State will face some familiar competition when they head east for the Edwin Watts Invitational. The field consists of 20 teams, with nine of them being teams that the Wildcats have already faced this season. The field includes Appalachian State, Arkansas-Little Rock, Campbell, Charleston Southern, College of Charleston, Colorado, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, East Tennessee State, Georgia State, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Western Carolina and Wisconsin.
THE FORMAT: The teams will tee off on Monday at 8:30 a.m. with 36 holes. Pairings for Tuesday’s third and finial round will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The low four individual scores will determine the team score for each round.
LAST TIME OUT: The Wildcats finished 11th at the Price’s NMSU Invitational out of 17 teams. Junior Kali Quick finished the tournament tied for 13th after shooting 77-73-75225 (+9) to claim her 10th collegiate top 20 finish. Junior Michelle Regan finished 35th, she carded rounds of 75-77-80232 (+16). Junior Hailey Mireles posted scores of 80-76-79235 (+19), to finish tied for 42nd. Senior Helene Robert, 84-76-81241 (+27), finished the tournament tied for 72nd. Sophomore Krista Nelson rounded out the Wildcats hitting 80-83-79242 (+28) to finish the tournament tied for 74th.
TOP 20: Kansas State has placed at least one Wildcat in the top 20 in their last eight tournaments, and 13 of their last 14 tournaments. Kansas State has placed a player in the top 20 every invitational so far this fall and hope to finish their fall portion of the schedule with a strong finish at the Edwin Watts Invitational. The Last tournament that the Wildcats did not have a player finish in the top twenty was the Texas A&M Momorial in March of 2006.
LOOKING FOR THEIR NEXT TOP-FIVE: The Wildcats will look for their second top-five team finish of the fall when they head to Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The Cats only have one top-five team finish so far this fall and will look to extend their streak of at least two top-five finishes each fall dating back to 2000 when the Wildcats had only one top-five team finish in the fall portion of their schedule.
SCORING: Results will be posted on k-statesports.com as soon as they become available.