K-State Opens Spring Season in 10th

TALLAHASSEE Fla. – The Kansas State women's golf team carded a 16-over par 304 on Sunday to finish the Florida State Match-Up in 10th place at the par-72, 6,265-yard Don Veller Seminole Golf Couse and Club. The Wildcats totaled a three-round total of 54-over par 918.

K-State was paced on Sunday by junior Katherine Gravel-Coursol, who fired a 3-under par 69 to jump 19 positions on the leaderboard, finishing in a tie for 33rd at 12-over par 228. Her final-round score was a career low and the second lowest 18-hole score by a Wildcat this season.

K-State was led throughout the tournament by junior Madison Talley, who carded a 9-over par 225 to tie for 23rd place. Freshman Chloe Weir finished in a tie for 43rd after carding a 16-over par 232, while junior Paige Nelson shot a 19-over par 235 to tie for 49th. Senior Scotland Preston totaled a 29-over par 245 to finish in 67th place.

"Not a good team performance as a whole," K-State head coach Kristi Knight said. "However there were bright spots and positives to build on. Katherine had her lowest college competitive round, and Paige was much better today. Glad we have quick turn around and will be back out on the course soon."

Florida State came from behind to win the event by carding a 7-over par 871, four shots ahead of second place South Carolina. Texas A&M’s Maddie Szeryk took the the individual title by shooting a 5-under par 211. Winning the Match-Up competition was the pairing of Florida State and Texas A&M.

The Wildcats continue their spring season next week, Feb. 22-23, in the Westbrook Invitational at Westbrook Golf Course in Peoria, Arizona.

Florida State Match-Up
Tallahassee Fla.
Par 72/6,265 yards
Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club

Team Scores:
1. Florida State, 293-293-285—871 (+7); 2. South Carolina, 297-285-293—875 (+11); 3. Furman, 298-290-302—890 (+26); 4. SMU, 297-300-297—890 (+30); 5. Texas A&M, 298-299-301—898 (+34); 6. Coastal Carolina, 297-309-293—899 (+35); 7. Missouri, 309-297-294—900 (+36); 8. Tennessee, 303-300-302—905 (+41); 9. Virginia, 305-298-306—909 (+45); 10. Kansas State, 309-305-304—918 (+54); 11. Virginia Tech, 307-310-304—921 (+57); 12. James Madison, 318-318-305—941 (+77).

Top Individuals:
1. Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M, 69-72-70—211 (-5); T2. Katelyn Dambaugh, South Carolina, 74-71-70—215 (-1); T2. Kim Metraux, Florida State, 72-72-71—215 (-1); 4. Sarah Schmelzel, South Carolina, 74-69-73—216 (E); T5. Jenny Haglund, SMU, 72-70-75—217 (+1); T5. Alice Chen, Furman, 73-71-73—217 (+1).

K-State Individuals:
T23. Madison Talley, 71-76-79—225 (+9); T33. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 70-80-69—288 (+12); T43. Chloe Weir, 78-72-82—232 (+16); T49. Paige Nelson, 83-78-74—235 (+19); 67. Scotland Preston, 81-82-82—245 (+29).