Cats Ready for 2017 Big 12 Championship

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With two weeks to prepare for a familiar course, the Kansas State women’s golf team is set to compete in the 2017 Big 12 Championship, Friday through Sunday, at The Dominion Country Club in San Antonio, Texas.  

The Wildcats are the No. 8 seed for the event that will be held on the same course as the previous two Big 12 Championships. K-State will be paired with No. 7 Iowa State and No. 9 Kansas, and the teams will tee off at 10 a.m., on Friday. Top-seeded Baylor, No. 2 seed Oklahoma State and No. 3 Oklahoma will tee off at 8 a.m., while No. 4 Texas, No. 5 Texas Tech and No. 6 TCU will follow. 

The five members of the K-State scoring lineup will consist of senior Madison Talley, junior Connie Jaffrey, senior Katherine Gravel-Coursol, sophomore Chloe Weir and senior Paige Nelson.

“The team is looking forward to playing at the Dominion,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “We have had good practices this week, and I am really proud of our effort and energy.”

Talley earned a fourth-place finish at last year’s Big 12 Championship with a 2-under par 214 score en route to an individual bid into the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional.

K-State is coming off an eighth-place finish at the PING/ASU Invitational in which it shot a 20-over par 884. Nelson led the way for the Wildcats, carding a season-low score of 3-under par 213 to tie for fifth. 

The Wildcats have won two tournaments this season and hold a team scoring average of 296.80 strokes per round, which currently ranks as the lowest in school history. Jaffrey leads the team with a 74.09 stroke average, while Talley is second at 74.48 and Weir is third at 74.55. 

Live results of the Big 12 Championship can be followed atwww.golfstat.com. Results will be available at www.kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play all three days.