K-State Wraps Up UNLV Spring Invitational Play

BOULDER CITY, Nev. A tough front nine at the Boulder Creek Golf Course once again got the better of the Kansas State women’s golf team Wednesday at the UNLV Spring Invitational.

 

The Wildcats posted a final day 14-over par 302 on the par 72, 6,204-yard course to maintain their 16th place standing in the field. K-State finished the tournament at 50-over par 914.

 

“It was a tale of two nines today,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “All the girls really got off to a solid start on the first nine holes, which was the back nine for us. But we lost a lot of shots on the front.”

 

BYU and Washington State finished in a tie for first, each with a 5-under par 859. They were the only two squads in the tournament to finish in red numbers. Oregon’s Cathryn Bristow won individual honors with her 8-under par 208 performance, including a 2-under par 70 in the final round played Wednesday.

 

Michelle Regan led the Wildcats with her 4-over par 220 for the three days, tying her for 25th overall. Regan shot a 2-over par 74 on Wednesday. The senior was a stroke under par on her first nine holes, the back nine, including an eagle on the par five 13th hole.

 

Hailey Mireles finished the tournament with a 4-over par round of 76, putting her at 13-over par 229 for the three days and in a tie for 60th.

 

Elise Houtz, in her first tournament of the spring, once again improved on her previous round as she shot a 3-over par 75 to finish at 79-78-75232 (+16). The 75 was Houtz’ top round of the spring and helped the freshman card the best 54-hole score of her career.

 

Abbi Sunner carded her second round of the tournament in the 70s, finishing the three days at 20-over par 236 and in a tie for 80th. Kali Quick managed her second round in the 70s as well, shooting a final day 5-over par 77 and finishing at 22-over par 238.

 

“I’m proud of the effort,” Knight said. “We’re more solid each day, and that’s great. We need to keep improving our games.”

 

K-State returns to action next week on Monday through Wednesday, March 17-19, as the team travels to Austin, Texas, for the Betsy Rawls Invitational.

 

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UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational

Boulder City, Nevada

Boulder Creek Golf Course

Par 72, 6,204 yards

Team Scores: T1. Washington State, 285-289-285859 (-5); T1. BYU, 293-284-282859 (-5); T3. Oregon, 292-291-286869 (+5); T3. Texas Tech, 292-286-291869 (+5); 5. San Francisco, 291-290-289870 (+6); 6. UNLV, 284-302-287873 (+9); 7. UC Davis, 296-294-285875 (+11); 8. Campbell, 297-293-293883 (+5); 9. Idaho, 297-293-297887 (+23); 10. Washington, 293-297-298888 (+24); 11. Indiana, 295-299-295889 (+25); 12. Fresno State, 301-293-296890 (+26); T13. Colorado State, 304-294-303901 (+37); T13. Sacramento State, 299-300-302901 (+37); 15. New Mexico State, 305-302-306913 (+49); 16. Kansas State, 311-301-302914 (+50); 17. Eastern Washington, 322-315-288925 (+61); 18. Long Beach State, 321-309-312942 (+78)

 

K-State Individuals: T25. Michelle Regan, 76-70-74220 (+4); T60. Hailey Mireles, 80-73-76229 (+13); T68. Elise Houtz, 79-78-75232 (+16); T80. Abbi Sunner, 78-80-78236 (+20); T84. Kali Quick, 78-83-77238 (+22)