Wildcats Capture Chip-N Club Invitational Title

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Kansas State women’s golf team finished on a high note Tuesday, as the Wildcats fired a final-round score of 3-under par 285 to secure a victory in the Chip-N Club Invitational at the par-72, 6,276-yard Wilderness Ridge Country Club.

K-State, which shot a 54-hole score of 14-over par 878, notched the 10th team victory in school history and the first since winning two tournaments in the fall of 2014.

“The team did a great job from start to finish,” said K-State head coach Kristi Knight. “They showed a great deal of character to put together a strong round like that today. It was a total team effort.”

The Wildcats’ 3-under par 285 in the final round tied for the fifth lowest single-round score in school history and helped produce the 10th best 54-hole score in program history.

The Wildcats were led by senior Paige Nelson, who shot a 2-over par 218 and finished in third place. Nelson carded a final-round score of 1-under par 71. Senior Madison Talley shot a team best 2-under par 70 on Tuesday to tie fourth for 3-over par 219. Sophomore Chloe Weir tied Talley for fourth place thanks to an even-par 72 on Tuesday.

Junior Connie Jaffrey shot a 6-over par 222 and finished in 13th place. Senior Katherine Gravel-Coursol finished tied for 25th with a 14-over par 230 for the tournament.

South Dakota State’s Hallie Getz took home the individual title at 3-under par 213.

K-State will be back in action Oct. 17-18, in Greenville, North Carolina, for the Greenville Regional Preview.

Chip-N Club Invitational

Lincoln, Nebraska

Wilderness Ridge Country Club

Par 72 / 6,276 Yard

Team Scores: 1. Kansas State, 292-301-285—878 (+14); 2. South Dakota St., 303-292-288—883 (+19); 3. FIU, 302-295-296—893 (+29); T4. Nebraska, 314-293-299—906 (+42); T4. Wyoming, 318-296-292—906 (+42); 6. North Dakota St., 305-306-307—918 (+54); T7. UMKC, 307-309-307—923 (+59); T7. South Dakota, 314-310-299—923 (+59); 9. Omaha, 321-314-310—945 (+81); 10. Creighton, 322-312-318—952 (+88); 11. Iowa Western, 317-316-322—955 (+91).

 Top Individuals: 1. Hallie Getz, South Dakota St., 74-71-68—213 (-3); 2. Camila Serrano, FIU, 72-74-69—215 (-1); 3. Paige Nelson, Kansas State, 74-73-71—218 (+2); T4. Chloe Weir, Kansas State, 71-76-72—219 (+3); T4. Madison Talley, 73-76-70—219 (+3); T4. Teresa Toscano, South Dakota St., 76-70-73—219 (+3).

Other K-State Individuals: 13. Connie Jaffrey, 74-76-72—222 (+6); T25. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 77-80-73—230 (+14).