Wildcats Return to Action in Arizona

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State women's golf team will look to bounce back from its first outing of the spring as the Wildcats travel to Peoria, Arizona, to compete in the Westbrook Invitational, Sunday and Monday, at the par-72, 6,269-yard Westbrook Village Golf Club. The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Sunday followed by 18 holes on Monday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (MT) each day.

“The team is excited about getting back to Westbrook,” K-State head coach Kristi Knight said. “We have had a good week of practice and they look ready.”

Five members of the K-State squad will be competing in the event with Madison Talley, Katherine Gravel-Coursol, Connie Jaffrey, Chloe Weir and Paige Nelson making up the scoring lineup. Talley, who leads the team with a 73.35 stroke average, paced the squad in last week’s Florida State Match-up when she tied for 23rd. Gravel-Coursol ended the event on a high note, carding a 3-under par 69 in the final round, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats finished in 10th place.

This is the fifth-consecutive year K-State will compete in the Westbrook Invitational as the Wildcats finished in 12th place last year with a team score of 26-over par 890. The squad was led by Jaffrey, who carded a 54-hole score of 5-over par 221 to tie for 33rd.

Kansas State will be joined in the Westbrook Invitational by 14 other teams, which includes College of Charleston, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, SMU, UNLV, Washington State and Wisconsin.

Live results of Westbrook Invitational will be available on www.birdiefire.com and will be posted on www.kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play on Sunday and Monday.