Women to Finish Fall Season at Edwin Watts/Palmetto
Tee’d Off The Kansas State women’s golf team completes its fall season Nov. 3-4 at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate in Charleston, S.C. This two-day, 54-hole tournament begins Monday with 27 holes played each day.
Round Two? Senior Christine Boucher looks to do well on this course again this fall. Last year at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto, Boucher placed second, shooting six-over par.
Getting Press Senior Christine Boucher is garnering some national recognition of late. Golf World magazine named her Golfer of the Week in its Sept. 26 issue. At No. 29, she is the second-ranker golfer going into the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate. South Florida’s Krisi Larsen is ranked No. 14.
Knight Time Kristi Knight begins her ninth year as K-State’s head women’s golf coach. After playing for the University of Oklahoma, Knight came to Manhattan in 1995. Knight looks forward to the competition among the team this year. “The traveling five spots will be very competitive,” Knight said. “That is very exciting to me. It's what you want as a coach. It shows the program is getting stronger and getting deeper.”
The Field In the Oct. 27 Sagarin ratings, Kansas State is ranked No. 40 in the nation. This is the highest the team has reached this season. In the Central District, the Sagarin ratings list K-State at No. 13.
Earning Titles, Breaking Records Boucher won her fourth tournament title during the Wildcats’ first competition this fall in Lincoln, Neb. Her three-over 219 helped the Wildcats to a tie for second place, behind host Nebraska. Boucher won her fifth title at the Price’s Give Em Five Challenge, shooting a combined 213. Her third-round 67 is the second best of Boucher’s career. Her 54-hole score is the second best in K-State history. Boucher holds the record from the Edwin Watts Collegiate (Nov. 4-5, 2002), where she shot a combined 204.
Stepping Up Karen Quintelier stepped up her play during the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational Oct. 13-14 in Manhattan. The senior’s first two rounds put her just three-over par for the first day. She finished the tournament tied for sixth. Junior Stephanie Limoges competed in the Sunflower Invitational as an individual and her low scored earned her a tie for ninth. Junior Sarah Heffel has finished in the top 20 in two of the three tournaments thus far as well. “The competition for traveling is great,” Knight said. “I’m happy for these girls when they play well.”
Stepping Up Junior Stephanie Limoges has replaced freshman Katy Heffel in the Wildcat lineup. This is the first change Knight has made this season.