Wildcats in 11th at Betsy Rawls Invitational

AUSTIN, Texas – The Kansas State women's golf will enter the final round of the fall season in 11th place after carding a 24-over par 600 on the first day of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at the par-72, 6,298-yard University of Texas Golf Club on Monday. The Wildcats were able to bounce back from an 18-over par first round with a 6-over par 294 in round two.

“We hope to build on a better second round,” K-State head coach Kristi Knight said. “The conditions were good for scoring, but we were unable to take advantage in round one. I’m proud of the response in round two, and we can finish strong tomorrow.”

Junior Madison Talley carded a 4-over par 148 for the day and sits tied for 28th. The junior improved 17 spots on the leader board with a second-round score of 1-under par 71. Making her first-career appearance in the scoring lineup, freshman Chloe Weir is one shot back of Talley at 5-over par 149 and is tied for 36th entering the final round.

Junior Katherine Gravel-Coursol is tied for 39th at 6-over par 150, while sophomore Connie Jaffrey finished the day in 48th at 9-over par 153. Rounding out the scoring lineup is senior Scotland Preston, who is in 63rd at 12-over par 156.

Kent State leads the team competition with a score of 1-under par 575, three shots ahead of second-place UNLV. The Golden Eagles are led by Taylor Kim, who is tied for first after a 3-under par 141 first-day performance.

The final round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational will begin at 8:30 a.m., on Tuesday. Live stats can be followed on www.golfstat.com and final results will be posted on www.kstatesports.com following the conclusion of the event.

Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational 
Austin, Texas
Par 72/6,298 Yards
University of Texas Golf Club

Team Scores:
1.Kent State, 283-292—575 (-1); T2. UNLV, 287-289—576 (E); T2. Texas Tech, 284-292—576 (E); 4. Texas, 296-287—583 (+7); 5. New Mexico, 298-289—587 (+11); 6. Texas State, 290-298—588 (+12); 7. SMU, 293-297—590 (+14); 8. Miami, 291-300—591 (+15); 9. Houston, 301-295—596 (+20); 10. UTSA, 304-293—597 (+21); 11. Kansas State, 306-294—600 (+24); 12. Oklahoma, 305-296—601 (+25); 13. North Florida, 303-301—604 (+28); 14. Tulsa, 309-315—624 (+48).

Top Individuals:
T1. Taylor Kim, Kent State, 68-73—141 (-3); T1. Julie Houston, UTSA, 71-70—141 (-3); T1. Elizabeth Prior, UNLV, 70-71—141 (-3); 4. Gabby Barker, Texas Tech, 70-72—142 (-2); 5. Tezira Abe, Texas, 73-70—143 (-1).

K-State Individuals:
T28. Madison Talley, 77-71—148 (+4); T36. Chloe Weir, 77-72—149 (+5); T39. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 75-75—150 (+6); T48. Connie Jaffrey, 77-76—153 (+9); 63. Scotland Preston, 79-77—156 (+12).