Wildcats Head to Ohio for Lady Buckeye Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Preparing for its final tune up prior to the Big 12 Championship, the Kansas State women's golf team will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the Lady Buckeye Invitational, April 18-19, at the par-72, 6,268-yard Scarlet Course.


The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Friday followed by 18 holes on Saturday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (ET) each day.

A change from normal college golf scoring, six members of the K-State squad will be competing in the tournament instead of the usual five, but the four best scores each round will still count toward the team score. Those making the trip for the Wildcats are sophomore Madison Talley, senior Olivia Eliasson, sophomore Katherine Gravel-Coursol, freshman Connie Jaffrey, as well as senior Carly Ragains and junior Scotland Preston.

"The team is excited about hitting the road again," head coach Kristi Knight said. "They enjoy competing and playing great courses. They have practiced well this week."

Kansas State will be joined by 11 other teams, including Akron, Illinois, Indiana, Indianapolis, Iowa, Kent State, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Toledo.

The Wildcats finished in seventh place at the SMU/DAC Invitational last week, jumping three nationally-ranked teams in the final round. Leading the way was Eliasson and Talley, who each carded an 11-over par 227 to tie for 29th.

Live stats of the Lady Buckeye Invitational can be followed at www.golfstat.com and results will be posted on www.k-statesports.com at the conclusion of play on Saturday and Sunday.