Wildcats To Wrap Up Fall Schedule

THE FORMAT: Coming off back-to-back top-five finishes, the Kansas State women’s golf team travels to South Carolina in its final tournament of the fall slate as they play in the 2007 Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate. Hosted by the College of Charleston, the tournament begins Monday, Oct. 29, with the first 36 holes and finishes Tuesday, Oct. 30, with the final 18. Play begins with shotgun starts Monday at 8:30 a.m. (ET) and Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. (ET). Tuesday’s final round pairings will be determined by the two rounds played Monday, and the low four individual scores will determine the team score for each round.

THE FIELD: K-State holds a 3-4 record against teams in the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Field. The entire 20-team field includes Appalachian State, Baylor, Campbell, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, East Tennessee State, Gerogia State, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Maryland, Miami, Nebraska, Oral Roberts, Princeton, Western Carolina and Wisconsin.

THE HOST Oak Point G.C.: The tournament will be played on the par 72, 5,933-yard Oak Point Golf Course in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

LAST TIME OUT: K-State headed to blustery Kuna, Idaho, for the Bronco Fall Invitational and came back with a second-place finish. The Oct. 8-9 tournament, hosted by Boise State, saw three Wildcats finish in the top five individually. Michelle Regan tied for first after shooting a 17-over par 233, giving the senior her first collegiate win. Not far behind were Kali Quick and Abbi Sunner at 23-over par 239, tying for fifth place. Hailey Mireles brought back her first top-20 finish of the season, firing a 30-over par 246 to tie for 16th. Krista Nelson, competing as an individual, tied for 52nd, while Elise Houtz came in tied for 63rd in her second tournament of her college career.

MAKING STRIDES: Through four tournaments this fall, K-State has twice placed three girls in the top 10. In the season-opening Chip-N-Club Invitational in Eagle, Neb., senior Kali Quick finished in a tie for second, while sophomore Abbi Sunner was tied for sixth and senior Michelle Regan came in tied for 10th. In the Wildcats’ last tournament at the Bronco Fall Invitational, Regan tied for first, and Quick and Sunner tied for fifth place. Before this season, the last time the Wildcats placed three individuals in the top 10 dates back to the 2003-2004 season in the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, when Christine Boucher was tied for third, Karen Quintelier tied for sixth, and Stephanie Limoges tied for ninth.

K-State’s EDWIN WATTS/PALMETTO Lineup:

Name Yr Hometown 07-08 Rds 07-08 Avg

Michelle Regan Sr Prairie Village, Kan. 11 77.18

Kali Quick Sr Nampa, Idaho 11 75.91

Abbi Sunner So Ankeny, Iowa 11 77.18

Hailey Mireles Sr Garden City, Kan. 11 79.27

Elise Houtz Fr Manhattan, Kan. 5 85.80

fall Preview of the Wildcats: K-State women’s golf coach Kristi Knight looks to have an experienced squad in 2007-2008. The Wildcats will be lead by the senior trio of Hailey Mireles, Kali Quick and Michelle Regan. Mireles played in every tournament a year ago and owned a 78.38 stroke average along with a pair of top-20 finishes. Quick competed in seven tournaments last year, including a season-best 13th-place appearance at the NMSU Invitational, and posted a 78.84 stroke average. Regan had season-high fourth-place showing at the Badger Invitational last year and led the Wildcats in stroke average at 76.54. Coach Knight will also look to junior Krista Nelson and sophomores Abbi Sunner and Morgan Moon, as well as incoming freshmen twins Emily and Elise Houtz, to field a competitive squad in the 2007-2008 season.