Wildcats Head South for SMU Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The Kansas State women's golf team will travel to its fourth event of the spring season as the Wildcats head to Mesquite, Texas, to compete in the SMU/DAC Invitational, April 10-11, at the par-72, 6,345-yard Dallas Athletic Club.

The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Friday followed by 18 holes on Saturday with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. (CT) each day.

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

"The team is looking forward to this event and play the Dallas Athletic Club," head coach Kristi Knight said. "It is a good challenge for us."

Kansas State will be joined by 15 other teams, including Grand Canyon, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Miami, Nebraska, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Purdue, SMU, TCU, UTSA, Texas Tech, Tulsa and UC Davis.

After carding their best finish of the spring at the Mountain View Collegiate two weeks ago, the Wildcats will look to continue to improve with the Big 12 Championship right around the corner.

This is the third year in a row that K-State will compete in the SMU/DAC Invitational. The Wildcats tied for 10th last year in a weather shortened event with a team score of 44-over par 620. K-State was led by Eliasson, who carded a 36-hole score of 2-over par 146 to tie for second.

Live stats of the SMU/DAC Invitational can be followed at www.golfstat.com and results will be posted on www.k-statesports.com at the conclusion of play on Friday and Saturday.