Wildcats Finish Third in Fall Finale

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. The Kansas State women’s golf team didn’t post the final-round score they would have liked in the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate, but they still managed a third-place finish on the par 72, 5,933-yard Oak Point Golf Course. The Wildcats finished the tourney at 61-over par 925, 19 strokes off the lead. The top-5 placing was their fourth in five tournaments during the fall schedule.

 

“Michelle (Regan) played real solid, but other than that, it was a real struggle,” Wildcat head coach Kristi Knight said. “The girls did the best they could do. But in the big picture, third in this field is a good result for us. It’s the best result we’ve had at this event in probably six years or so. Right now it doesn’t taste very good because it wasn’t a good day today.”

 

East Carolina won the team title with a 42-over par 906, edging Nebraska by three strokes. The Cornhuskers’ J.C. Stevenson was the individual winner after shooting an even-par 216. The tournament featured four teams ranked in Golfstat’s top 50, three of which K-State beat.

 

Regan was looking for back-to-back tournament wins, but her final round of even par left her one stroke back and in second place. Regan shot a 1-over par 217 for the tournament, her third top-10 finish of the fall.

 

Kali Quick posted an 18-over par 234, putting her in a tie for 32nd. Abbi Sunner was two strokes back after firing a 20-over par 236, good for a tie for 38th.

 

Hailey Mireles shot a 22-over par 238 for her three rounds. Mirelels finished in a tie for 47th. Freshman Elise Houtz, in her third tournament as a Wildcat, shot a 28-over par 244, landing her in a tie for 65th.

 

With the fall slate done, K-State will pick up its 2007-2008 season Feb. 18-19 when the team heads to Parrish, Fla., for the Central Region Invitational.

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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, 308-295-303906 (+42); 2. Nebraska, 314-301-294909 (+45); 3. Kansas State, 309-304-312925 (+61); 4. Maryland, 313-308-306927 (+63); 5. Georgia State, 314-303-311928 (+64); 6. East Tennessee State, 311-310-308929 (+65); 7. Iowa State, 317-306-308931 (+67); T8. Wisconsin, 320-308-307935 (+71); T8. Western Carolina, 316-310-309935 (+71); 10. Indiana, 317-309-310936 (+72); T11. Campbell, 314-309-314937 (+73); T11. UT Chattanooga, 320-314-303937 (+73); T11. Charleston, 319-304-314937 (+73); 14. Coastal Carolina, 327-309-303939 (+75); 15. Miami, 323-311-314948 (+84); 16. Baylor, 313-324-319956 (+92); 17. Oral Roberts, 337-324-309970 (+106); 18. Princeton, 324-324-323971 (+107); 19. Charleston Southern, 347-325-317989 (+125); 20. Appalachian State, 340-348-3401028 (+164)

 

K-State Individuals: 2. Michelle Regan, 72-73-72217 (+1); T32. Kali Quick, 79-75-80234 (+18); T38. Abbi Sunner, 80-76-80236 (+20); T47. Hailey Mireles, 78-80-80238 (+22); T65. Elise Houtz, 80-82-82244 (+28)