Wildcats Strong As Darkness Halts Second Round

Kiawah Island, S.C. Despite chilly weather and windy conditions, the Kansas State women’s golf team sits in second place at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate after play was suspended late in the second round due to darkness.


The Wildcats shot a first-round 309 on the par 72, 5,933-yard Oak Point Golf Course, just one stroke behind leader East Carolina. A few holes from finishing the second round, K-State still finds themselves in second place, nine shots off the leader.


“I think they should have a tremendous amount of confidence and pride going into tomorrow,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “They had to scrape, fight and battle for everything. It was very tough today. The golf course is playing tough, but I feel like my team is hanging in there. They’re in good position and tomorrow is a new day. They should be proud of their effort.”


Coming off an individual title at the Bronco Invitational, senior Michelle Regan is currently in first place at 1-over par. She was tied for first after her opening round of even-par 72 and took the outright lead during the second round. Another senior Wildcat, Hailey Mireles, was in the top 20 after the first 18 holes. Mireles was tied for 20th with a 6-over par 78.


After the first round, Kali Quick was tied for 29th after shooting a 7-over par 79. Elise Houtz and Abbi Sunner both fired 8-over par 80s, good for a tie for 40th heading into the second round.


The tournament will finish Tuesday as the women will finish their second-round holes at 8:30 a.m. (ET) before beginning the third and final round. Results will be posted at www.k-statesports.com when made available.

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Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Oak Point Golf Course

Par 72, 5,933 yards


Team Scores: 1. East Carolina, 308 (+20); 2. Kansas State, 309 (+21); 3. East Tennessee State, 311 (+23); T4. Baylor, 313 (+25); T4. Maryland, 313 (+25); T6. Campbell, 314 (+26); T6. Georgia State, 314 (+26); T6. Nebraska, 314 (+26); 9. Western Carolina, 316 (+28); T10. Iowa State, 317 (+29); T10. Indiana, 317 (+29); 12. Charleston, 319 (+31); T13. UT-Chattanooga, 320 (+32); T13. Wisconsin, 320 (+32); 15. Miami, 323 (+35); 16. Princeton, 324 (+36); 17. Coastal Carolina, 327 (+39); 18. Oral Roberts, 337 (+49); 19. Appalachian State, 340 (+52); 20. Charleston Southern, 347 (+59)


K-State Individuals: T1. Michelle Regan, 72 (E); T20. Hailey Mireles, 78 (+6); T29. Kali Quick, 79 (+7); T40. Elise Houtz, 80 (+8); T40. Abbi Sunner, 80 (+8)