Wildcats Tied for Eighth at Big 12 Championship

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Kansas State women's golf team sits in a tie for eighth place following the first round of the 2015 Big 12 Women's Golf Championship at the par-72, 6,246-yard Dominion Country Club on Friday. The Wildcats compiled a team score of 13-over par 301 and are tied with Kansas as both teams are one stroke behind seventh-place Texas.


First-round play was delayed due overnight rain as competitors teed off at 9:30 a.m., instead of the scheduled 8:00 a.m. start. The teams battled through a soggy course throughout the entire round.

"Today was a battle," head coach Kristi Knight said. "A few of the ladies got off to a very slow start but rallied on the back nine. We can take that into tomorrow. There is a lot of golf to play, and I am proud of the effort."

Senior Carly Ragains and sophomore Madison Talley both finished the day tied for 21st after carding a 2-over par 74, while sophomore Katherine Gravel-Coursol finished the first round with a 4-over par 76 and sits in a tie for 30th. Freshman Connie Jaffrey is at 5-over par 77 and tied for 35th, while senior Olivia Eliasson is tied for 37th at 6-over par 78.

Baylor leads the team competition with a score of 6-under par 282, seven shots ahead of second-place Texas Tech. Kansas' Pornvipa Sakdee sets on top of the individual leaderboard after a 4-under par 68 in the first round. She leads Oklahoma State's Kenzie Neisen by one stroke and three individuals that are tied for third at 2-under par 70.

K-State will tee off the second round of the 2015 Big 12 Women's Golf Championship at 8:00 a.m., and will be paired with Kansas and Texas. Live stats can be followed on www.golfstat.com and final results will be posted on www.k-statesports.com following the conclusion of the event.

Big 12 Women's Golf Championship
San Antonio, Texas
Par 72/6,246 Yards
The Dominion Country Club

Team Scores:
1.Baylor, 282 (-6); 2. Texas Tech, 289 (+1); 3. Iowa State, 290 (+2); 4. Oklahoma State, 291 (+3); 5. Oklahoma, 295 (+7); 6. TCU, 296 (+8); 7. Texas, 300 (+12); T8. Kansas State, 301 (+13); T8. Kansas, 301 (+13).

Top Individuals: 1. Pornvipa Sakdee, Kansas, 68 (-4); 2. Kenzie Neisen, Oklahoma State, 69 (-3); T3. Laura Lonardi, Baylor, 70 (-2); T3. Hayley Davis, Baylor, 70 (-2); T3. Stephanie Bertelsen, Texas Tech, 70 (-2)

K-State Individuals: T21. Madison Talley, 74 (+2); T21. Carly Ragains, 74 (+2); T30. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 76 (+4); T35. Connie Jaffrey, 77 (+5); T37. Olivia Eliasson, 78 (+6)