Wildcats Head South to Betsy Rawls Invitational

THE FORMAT: The Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, hosted by Texas, will be on Monday, March 17, through Wednesday, March 19. The teams will play 18 holes per day with tee times to be announced later. The low four individual scores will determine the team score for each round. Live statistics will be available at www.golfstat.com.

THE FIELD: K-State is 5-16-1 against the Betsy Rawls Invitational field this season. The field includes Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Texas and Wisconsin.

THE HOST The University of Texas Golf Club: The University of Texas Golf Club is a 7,412, par 71 championship-caliber golf course which opened in November 2003. Built in the Texas Hill Country, it overlooks Lake Austin and borders the Balcones Natural Wildlife Preserve.

LAST TIME OUT: The Wildcats posted a final day 14-over par 302 on the par 72, 6,204-yard Boulder Creek Golf Course to finish in 16th place in the field. K-State finished the tournament at 50-over par 914. Michelle Regan led the Wildcats with her 4-over par 220 for the three days, tying her for 25th overall. Regan shot a 2-under par 70 in her second round, her best 18-hole score of the spring. 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 improved on every 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.

K-State’s Betsy Rawls Longhorn invitational Lineup:

Name Yr Hometown 07-08 Rds 07-08 Avg

Michelle Regan Sr Prairie Village, Kan. 20 76.60

Kali Quick Sr Nampa, Idaho 20 77.40

Abbi Sunner So Ankeny, Iowa 20 78.15

Hailey Mireles Sr Garden City, Kan. 20 78.85

Elise Houtz Fr Manhattan, Kan. 11 82.27

Spring Preview of the Wildcats: K-State women’s golf coach Kristi Knight looks for her team to continue the success from the fall as they take part in an exciting spring schedule. Seniors Michelle Regan and Kali Quick, along with sophomore Abbi Sunner, have been the most consistent players for the Wildcats halfway through the season. Regan owns a stroke average of 76.14 through five tournaments and won the Bronco Fall Invitational, the first win of her career. Quick had three top-5 placings during the fall and has a stroke average of 76.36. Sunner is right behind with a 77.50 average and finished in the top-20 three different times. Senior Hailey Mireles, junior Krista Nelson, sophomore Morgan Moon and freshmen Elise and Emily Houtz all gained valuable experience in the fall and look to contribute as the Wildcats travel to Florida, Nevada, Texas, and Arizona before heading to the Big 12 Tournament in Stillwater, Okla.