Cats With 2 in Top 20 at Betsy Rawls Invitational

AUSTIN, Texas The Kansas State women’s golf team landed two players in the top 20 and finished the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at the University of Texas Golf Club at 88-over par 664. The Wildcats shot a 329 on Monday before Tuesday’s round was canceled due to the weather conditions. Led by seniors Kali Quick and Michelle Regan, K-State fired a 335 in its final round.

“It was a tough day out there,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “There were a lot of hard holes out there on the course that put a premium on the short game. We didn’t have it on a consistent-enough basis today.”

New Mexico squeaked out the victory by a stroke over Florida with a two-day total of 47-over par 623. Stacy Lewis of Arkansas won top individual honors with her 7-over par 151 to beat Whitney Myers of Florda by just one stroke. Windy conditions were part of the reason every team in the field was at least 30-over par on Wednesday.

Quick brought home her fourth top 20 of the season by finishing in a tie for 13th with four other individuals. She carded a pair of 79s to finish at 14-over par 158. This marked Quick’s first top 20 this year where she didn’t place in the top five as well. The senior was just one stroke from a top-10 showing and two strokes from finishing in the top five.

Regan also finished in the top 20 for the fourth time this season. She shot 83-76159 (+15) for the two days and landed in a tie for 18th.

Abbi Sunner shot a 30-over par 174 to finish in a tie for 81st. Hailey Mireles scored 82-93175 (+31) to tie for 85th. Elise Houtz shot 87-91178 (+34) and finished in 88th.

K-State’s next tournament is on Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30, with the Mountain View Intercollegiate in Tucson, Ariz. Following the Mountain View, the Wildcats will have just one more tournament in the regular season before heading to the Big 12 Championship in Stillwater, Okla.

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Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational

Austin, Texas

University of Texas Golf Club

Par 72

Team Scores: 1. New Mexico, 303-320623 (+47); 2. Florida, 305-319624 (+48); 3. Texas, 308-322630 (+54); 4. Arkansas, 311-321642 (+56); T5. TCU, 321-321642 (+66); T5. Notre Dame, 317-325642 (+66); 7. Ohio State, 321-323644 (+68); 8. Iowa State, 320-328648 (+72); 9. Oklahoma, 320-331651 (+75); T10. Southern Methodist, 323-331654 (+78); T10. Indiana, 320-334654 (+78); 12. Wisconsin, 329-326655 (+79); 13. Kansas, 325-332657 (+81); T14. Baylor, 329-331660 (+84); T14. Missouri, 320-340660 (+84); 16. Nebraska, 319-342661 (+85); 17. Kansas State, 329-335664 (+88); 18. Texas (B), 331-343674 (+98)

K-State Individuals: T13. Kali Quick, 79-79158 (+14); T18. Michelle Regan, 83-76159 (+15); T81. Abbi Sunner, 85-89174 (+30); T85. Hailey Mireles, 82-93175 (+31); 88. Elise Houtz, 87-91178 (+34)