Wildcats in Fifth at Sunflower Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State women's golf team sits in fifth place after stormy weather forced play to be  suspended in the second round of the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational at the par-72, 6,243-yard Colbert Hills Golf Club on Monday. At time play was suspended, the Wildcats were at 20-over par 460 with a majority of the players through at least nine holes.

“I’m proud of the ladies’ effort today,” K-State head coach Kristi Knight said. “Playing at home can be a little tricky because the ladies want to do well. We did a lot of good things, but we had some rough holes where we gave up some shots. We have a lot of golf left, and I saw a lot of positive things. We are going to build off the positives.”

Wildcat junior Madison Talley is tied for eighth place at 1-over par heading when play resumes on Tuesday, while junior Katherine Gravel-Coursol is 4-over par and is in 12th place. Sophomore Connie Jaffrey, who is tied for 23rd, is at 7-over par and senior Scotland Preston finished the day at 9-over par and is tied for 27th place.

Junior Paige Nelson is in 54th place 15-over par, but she had the highlight of the day for the Wildcats with a hole-in-one on the par-3 eighth hole.

Playing as an individual, freshman Chole Weir is 10-over par and tied for 33rd.

SMU leads the team competition at 7-over par 433 and is paced by Katie Page, who is tied for second at 1-under par. Middle Tennessee’s Avery George sits on top the leader board at 3-under par.

The conclusion of the second round of the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational will begin at 7:20 a.m. (CT), with round three immediately following. 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.