Talley Finishes Fourth at Big 12 Championship
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Kansas State junior women's golfer Madison Talley fired her second under-par round of the 2016 Big 12 Championship on Sunday as she finished in fourth place with a 54-hole score of 2-under par 214 at Dominion Country Club. Talley’s performance marked the first time a Wildcat has finished in the top 10 at the Big 12 Championship and subsequently earn a spot on the all-tournament team since Christine Boucher tied for seventh in 2004.
Talley, who carded a 1-under par 71 on Sunday, also earned the best finish by a K-State golfer in the Big 12 Championship since Boucher finished second in 2002, while it marked her fourth top-five finish this season. Additionally, her 54-hole score of 214 was the best ever by a Wildcat at the Big 12 Championship by 10 strokes and tied for eighth in K-State history overall.
As a team, K-State recorded a three-round score of 24-over par 888 to finish in eighth place. K-State concluded play one stroke ahead of No. 25 Texas Tech and just one shot behind seventh-place Kansas.
"I am very proud of Madison,” K-State head coach Kristi Knight said. “She had a great Big 12 Championship and season overall. But as a team, that was not the way we wanted to finish today. We did not take advantage of the opportunity.”
Juniors Katherine Gravel-Coursol and Paige Nelson finished the event in a tie for 35th place at 11-over par 227. Sophomore Connie Jaffrey and freshman Chloe Weir both finished the event in a tie for 40th at 11-over par 227. Weir recorded her best round of the event on Sunday with a 3-over par 74 on Sunday.
Shooting 6-under par in the final round, No. 9 Oklahoma State held on to the top team spot to capture the 2016 Big 12 Championship with a winning score of 8-under par 856. The Cowgirls finished 11 shots better than No. 31 Texas, which jumped into second place on the final day.
For the second year in a row, Oklahoma State's Kenzie Neisen won the individual championship. Neisen finished with a 54-hole score of 9-under par 207 thanks to a final-round score of 6-under par 66, the best individual round of the event.
The 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships selections will be announced Monday at 5 p.m., on Golf Channel and streamed live on the Golf Channel website. Seventy-two teams and 24 individuals will be selected to compete at one of four regional championships, Thursday through Saturday, May 5-7, as each regional will feature 18 teams and six individuals.
Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship
San Antonio, Texas
Par 72/6,263 Yards
Dominion Country Club
Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma State, 288-286-282—856 (-8); 2. Texas, 288-291-288—867 (+3); 3. TCU, 294-289-290—873 (+9); 4. Iowa State, 287-291-296—874 (+10); 5. Oklahoma, 302-289-285—876 (+12); 6. Baylor, 298-297-290—885 (+21); 7. Kansas, 297-301-289—887 (+23); 8. Kansas State, 295-294-299—888 (+24); 9. Texas Tech, 296-295-289—889 (+25).
Top Individuals: 1. Kenzie Neisen, Oklahoma State, 71-70-66—207 (-9); T2. Sophia Schubert, Texas, 70-72-71—213 (-3); Ana Ruz, Oklahoma, 73-70-70—213 (-3); 4. Madison Talley, 69-74-71—214 (-2); T5. Yupaporn Kawinpakorn, Kansas, 72-73-70—215 (-1); T5. Emma Broze, Oklahoma State, 71-75-69—215 (-1); T5. Julia Beck, Texas, 73-72-70—215 (-1); T5. Sabina Pena, TCU, 73-72-70—215 (-1).
Other K-State Individuals: T35. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 77-72-78—227 (+11); T35. Paige Nelson, 77-74-76—227 (+11); T40. Connie jaffrey, 74-74-80—228 (+12); T40. Chloe Weir, 75-79-74—228 (+12).