K-State Within Striking Distance in Arizona

PEORIA, Ariz. - The Kansas State women's golf team climbed five spots from the first round to the second round on Sunday afternoon to sit in a tie for second place in the Westbrook Invitational at the par-72, 6,269-yard Westbrook Village Golf Club. The Wildcats are currently at 3-under par 573, which included a 4-under par 284 in the second round to tie their best round of the season.
 
K-State, which is six shots behind leader Oregon and tied with UNLV, is paced by Katherine Gravel-Coursol and Connie Jaffrey, who are tied for second place after carding a 4-under par 140 over the first 36 holes. The duo is one shot off the lead.
 
"The ladies did great today," K-State head coach Kristi Knight said. "Katherine had a hole-in-one on No. 4 this afternoon and another career-best round for her. I’m very proud of all of them. It was a total team effort.”
 
Gravel-Coursol’s second round score of 4-under par 68 is tied for the ninth-lowest in school history. Setting new career low 18- and 36-hole scores, her day was highlighted by the hole-in-one on the par-3 fourth hole in round two. Jaffrey finished off the two rounds of play with a 3-under par 69. 

Junior Madison Tally carded a 2-over par 146 and is tied for 30th, while another junior, Paige Nelson, is tied for 43rd at 4-over par 148, and freshman Chloe Weir is tied at 54th at 6-over par 150.
 
The Ducks, currently ranked 30th in the nation, have four players in the top 11 to claim their six-shot lead at 9-under par 567. The Wildcats lead four other ranked teams, including No. 16 San Diego State, which is tied for sixth place at 6-over par 582.
 
Oregon is paced by Caroline Inglis, who sits on top of the individual leaderboard at 5-under par 139.
 
The third round of the Westbrook Invitational will begin at 8:30 a.m. (MT) on Monday. Live stats can be followed on www.birdiefire.com and final results will be posted on www.kstatesports.com following the conclusion of the event.

Westbrook Invitational
Peoria, Ariz.
Par 72/6,269-yard
Westbrook Village Golf Club

Team Scores:
1. Oregon, 285-282—567 (-9); T2. Kansas State, 289-284—573 (-3); T2. UNLV, 285-288—573 (-3); 4. Ohio State, 287-288—575 (-1); 5. Notre Dame, 286-290—576 (E); T6. SMU, 291-291—582 (+6); T6. San Diego State, 286-296—582 (+6); 8. Oregon State, 285-298—583 (+7); 9. Wisconsin, 293-291—584 (+8); T10. Iowa, 293-292—585 (+9); T10. Indiana, 293-292—585 (+9); 12. Illinois, 294-293—597 (+11); T13. Washington State 296-298—594 (+18); T13. Nebraska, 293-301—594 (+18); 15. College of Charleston, 302-295—597 (+21).

Top Individuals:
1. Caroline Inglis Oregon, 70-69—139 (-5); T2. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, Kansas State, 72-68—140 (-4); T2. Connie Jaffrey, Kansas State, 71-69—140 (-4); T2. Kaylee Benon, UNLV, 70-70—140 (-4); T5. Talia Campell, Notre Dame, 72-69—141 (-3); T5. Jessica Porvasnik, Ohio State, 71-70—141 (-3).

Other K-State Individuals:
T30th. Madison Talley, 74-72—146 (+2); T43. Paige Nelson, 72-76—148 (+4); T54. Chloe Weir, 75-75—150 (+6).