K-State Women Tied For Third After Day One

MANHATTAN, Kan. Led by Kali Quick’s 36-hole score of 146, the Kansas State women’s golf team is tied for third place with just 18 holes to go in the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational at Colbert Hills. K-State shot rounds of 299 and 306 Monday on the par 72, 6,157-yard course. The Wildcats were in first place after round one but were overtaken by Kansas and Missouri heading into final action on Tuesday.


Kansas leads the tournament after posting a team total of 24-over par 600, and Missouri finished day one in second with a 25-over par score of 602. Missouri’s Julia Potter is the top individual after a day of 1-under par golf, firing a 143.


Quick played consistently on Monday, shooting a pair of 1-over par 73s. The senior from Nampa, Idaho, is in third place, and her rounds of 73 were just one stroke short of her top 18-hole score this fall, a 72 at the Chip-N-Club Invitational. Quick’s day included an eagle two on the par-4 ninth hole during her first round.


Abbi Sunner finds herself in a tie for 17th with an 8-over par 152. Sunner fired a pair of 76s and is looking to move up and snag her second top-10 finish of the fall.


Michelle Regan and Hailey Mireles both carded rounds of 10-over par 154. Regan shot a 6-over 78 on her first 18 holes and improved that by two strokes on her final 18. Mireles shot a season-best 72 on her opening round, beating out her 76 at the Chip-N-Club Invitational, before posting an 82 to end the day.


Freshman Elise Houtz, playing as an individual, shot rounds of 79 and 77 for a 12-over par finish of 156 in her first tournament action of the year. She is in a tie for 28th-place heading into the final round.


Krista Nelson, playing as an individual, fired an 18-over par 162 and is in a tie for 53rd. Morgan Moon is in a tie for 60th after posting a score of 20-over par 164. Emily Houtz, also seeing her first tournament action as a Wildcat, is in 66th place after a round of 25-over par 169.


The tournament will finish Tuesday as the women will begin their final 18 holes in a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Results will be posted at www.k-statesports.com when made available.



Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational

Manhattan, Kan.

Colbert Hills Golf Club

Par 72, 6,157 yards

Team Scores: 1. Kansas, 302-298600 (+24); 2. Missouri, 303-299602 (+26); T3. Kansas State, 299-306605 (+29); T3. Texas State, 302-303605 (+29); 5. Arkansas-Little Rock, 307-299606 (+30); 6. Nebraska, 303-310613 (+37); 7. Illinois State, 313-302615 (+39); 8. Southern Mississippi, 308-320628 (+52); 9. Redlands CC, 319-315634 (+58); 10. Evansville, 318-318636 (+60); 11. North Texas, 327-315642 (+66); 12. Wichita State, 318-328646 (+70); 13. Creighton, 327-325652 (+76)


K-State Individuals: 3. Kali Quick, 73-73146 (+2); T17. Abbi Sunner, 76-76152 (+8); T23. Michelle Regan, 78-76154 (+10); T23. Hailey Mireles, 72-82154 (+10); T28. Elise Houtz*, 79-77156 (+12); T53. Krista Nelson*, 85-77162 (+18);T60. Morgan Moon, 83-81164 (+20); 66. Emily Houtz*, 81-88169 (+25)


* competing as an individual