Wildcats Look to Bounce Back in Nevada

UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational
Monday-Wednesday, March 10-12
First tee times start at 7:30 a.m. (PST)
54-hole tournament - 18 holes per day
Live scoring available at www.golfstat.com

Boulder Creek GC Par 72/6,204 yds
Boulder City, Nev. Hosted by UNLV

Teams (18): BYU, Indiana, Washington State, Texas Tech, Oregon, San Francisco, Washington, UNLV, UC Davis, Idaho, Campbell, Kansas State, Colorado State, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, New Mexico State, Long Beach State and Sacramento State

Preview
The Kansas State women’s golf team is heading west to Boulder City, Nev., for the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational on Monday through Wednesday, March 10-12. Seniors Michelle Regan, Kali Quick and Hailey Mireles, as well as sophomore Abbi Sunner and freshman Elise Houtz, will make the trip. Quick and Regan lead the Wildcats this season in stroke average at 77.06 and 77.18, respectively. Sunner is just behind with a 78.06 stroke average. Mireles was the top Wildcat finisher at the Central District Invitational, and Houtz is playing in her fourth tournament of the season. The first tee times each day are at 7:30 a.m. (PST), and 18 holes will be played per day. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.

Wildcat Roster
NAME YEAR HOMETOWN ROUNDS AVERAGE
Kali Quick (2) Sr. Nampa, Idaho 17 77.06
Michelle Regan (4) Sr. Prairie Village, Kan. 17 77.18
Abbi Sunner (3) So. Ankeny, Iowa 17 78.06
Hailey Mireles (1) Sr. Garden City, Kan. 17 79.29
Morgan Moon So. Amarillo, Texas 8 82.38
Krista Nelson Jr. Overland Park, Kan. 11 83.36
Elise Houtz (5) Fr. Manhattan, Kan. 8 84.13
Emily Houtz Fr. Manhattan, Kan. 2 84.50

Indicates lineup for tournament


Boulder Creek GC
Designed by Mark Rathert, Boulder Creek Golf Course is located in the Las Vegas Valley in southern Nevada. It’s a par 72 course that measures 6,204 yards in length. Boulder Creek GC features oasis-themed holes with palm trees, beach bunkers, lakes and waterfalls. Desert holes are bordered with playable sand.

A Look at the Field
K-State is 0-5 against the UNLV Spring Invitational field. BYU and Indiana are the only two squads in the field that are ranked in Golfweek’s Top 50, and 15 of the 18 teams are in Golfweek’s Top 100.

Last Time Out
The Wildcats showed some rust as they kicked off the spring portion of their schedule in Parrish, Fla., at the Central District Invitational on Feb. 18-19. K-State finished at 99-over par 963 on the par 72, 6,099-yard River Wilderness Golf Course. Hailey Mireles was the top finisher on the team, tying for 48th after shooting a 22-over par 238. It marked just the second time during the 2007-08 season that the Wildcats did not finish in the top three.

Three is Key
With four top-three finishes in the fall, the Wildcats have the most top-threes in a season since notching six during the 2003-04 campaign. That Wildcat team posted four top-threes in the fall, including a win in the Sunflower Invitational, and added a third-place finish in its first spring tournament before getting its second win of the year by taking the Texas A&M Mo’Morial. The six top-threes were the most in any one season in school history.

Rankings and Results
K-State has an overall record this year of 53-35-1 against the competition and currently sits at No. 75 in Golfweek’s most recent women’s golf rankings. The Wildcats will look to improve on their 22-35-1 record against Golfweek’s Top 100 teams as competition this spring heats up.

The Big 12 Conference boasts eight teams in Golfweek’s Top 50 rankings and all 12 in Golfweek’s Top 100.