Wildcats Return to Action in Utah

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State women's golf team will continue its spring season next week as the Wildcats head to St. George, Utah, to compete in the BYU Entrada Classic, March 16-17, at the par-72, 7,085-yard Entrada Golf Course.

The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Monday followed by 18 holes on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. (MT) each day.

Five members of the K-State squad will be competing in the tournament with senior Olivia Eliasson, freshman Connie Jaffrey, senior Carly Ragains and sophomores Madison Talley and Katherine Gravel-Coursol comprising the scoring lineup.

"The team is looking forward to the Entrada event and getting back to competing again," head coach Kristi Knight said. "Our practice has been going well, and this course is both challenging and fun to play."

Kansas State will be joined by 13 other teams, including Boise State, BYU, California, Dixie State, Minnesota, North Texas, Texas State, Utah Valley State, San Francisco, Southern Utah, Weber State, Wyoming and Yale.

After tallying 10 birdies in the last round of the Westbrook Invitational two weeks ago, the Wildcats will look to improve upon their 26-over par, 12th-place finish.

This is the second year in a row that K-State will compete in the Entrada Classic, as the Wildcats took fifth last year with a team score of 89-over par 957 and were led by Ragains, who carded a 54-hole score of 15-over par 231 to tie for 5th.

Live stats of the Entrada Classic can be followed at www.golfstat.com and results will be posted on www.k-statesports.com at the conclusion of play on Monday and Tuesday.