Jaffrey Named Big 12 Golfer of the Month

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State freshman women's golfer Connie Jaffrey was named the Big 12 Women's Golfer of the Month for September, the conference office announced Thursday. The honor for Jaffrey is the first for the Wildcats since Christne Boucher in November 2002.


"Connie has come in and played well this month," K-State head coach Kristi Knight said. "To get a win in your third college event says a great deal about her golf ability and her composure."


During the month of September, Jaffrey recorded a first place finish, posting an 8-under par 208, in the Johnie Imes Invitational. Her 5-under par 67 in the first round tied for the second-lowest individual 18-hole score in school history, while her 54-hole score of 208 at the event is the second lowest in school history.


In the first three events of the season, Jaffrey is leading the team in overall stroke average at 72.56. She has finished in the top-five twice this season with the win at the Johnie Imes Invitational and a fourth place finish at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational where she carded a 5-over par 221.  


K-State is back in action Friday for the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate at the Highland Ranch Golf Course in Denver, Colorado. Live updates will be available on www.birdiefire.com and results will be posted on www.kstatesports.com at the conclusion of all three days of play.