Wildcats Lead After First Round in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. – With four individuals in the top five – including individual leader Chloe Weir – the Kansas State women’s golf team is in first place following the first round of play at the Chip-N Club Invitational Sunday at the par-72, 6,276-yard Wilderness Ridge Country Club.

The Wildcats shot a 4-over par 292 in the first round and jumped out to a 10-stroke lead heading into Monday’s second round.

“I am proud of the team today,” said head coach Kristi Knight. “They started well and did a nice job adapting and staying patient when the gusty winds arrived.”

Weir, a sophomore, leads all individuals thanks to shooting a career-best round of 1-under par 71. Senior Madison Talley is two strokes behind Weir at 1-over par 73 to currently stand in third place.

Junior Connie Jaffrey and senior Paige Nelson are tied for fifth place at 2-over par 74. Senior Katherine Gravel-Coursol is tied for 20th with a first-round score of 5-over par 77. 

The Wildcats lead second-place Florida International, which shot a 14-over par 302, while South Dakota State is in third place at 15-over par 303. Weir holds a one-stroke advantage in the individual competition of FIU’s Camila Serrano.

The second round of the Chip-N Club Invitational begins at 9 a.m., on Monday. Live results can be followed at www.birdiefire.com and results will be available at www.k-statesports.com at the conclusion of play Monday.

Chip-N Club Invitational

Lincoln, Nebraska

Wilderness Ridge Country Club

Par 72 / 6,276 Yards

Team Scores: 1. Kansas State, 292 (+4); 2. FIU, 302 (+14); 3. South Dakota State, 303 (+15); 4. North Dakota State, 305 (+17); 5. UMKC, 307 (+19); T6. Nebraska, 314 (+26); T6. South Dakota, 314 (+26); 8. Iowa Western, 317 (+29); 9. Wyoming, 318 (+30); 10. Omaha, 321 (+33); Creighton, 322 (+34).

Top Individuals: 1. Chloe Weir, Kansas State, 71 (-1); 2. Camila Serrano, Florida International, 72 (E); T3. Natalie Roth, North Dakota State, 73 (+1); T3. Madison Talley, Kansas State, 73 (+1); T5. Seven Individuals, 74 (+2).

K-State Individuals: T5. Paige Nelson, 74 (+2); T5. Connie Jaffrey, 74 (+2); T20. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 77 (+5).