Wildcats Seek to Bounce Back in Lincoln

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Looking to improve off a 10th-place finish in the season opener, the Kansas State women’s golf team will head to Lincoln, Nebraska, to compete in the Chip-N Club Invitational, Sunday through Tuesday, at the par-72, 6,276-yard Wilderness Ridge Country Club Golf Course. 

The teams will play 18 holes each day with play beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Sunday and Monday. The final round on Tuesday will begin with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m.

K-State will send five members of the team to compete in the event with Madison Talley, Chloe Weir, Paige Nelson, Katherine Gravel-Coursol and Connie Jaffrey making up the scoring lineup.

“We have had a good week of practice,” head coach Kristi Knight said. “I know the team is looking forward to the tournament.”

In the Wildcats’ season opener two weeks ago, the Minnesota Invitational, K-State carded a three-round score of 53-over par 917 and were led by sophomore Chloe Weir, who shot a 12-over par 228 to tie for 30th. 

Jaffrey will be back in action for the Wildcats after representing Scotland in the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships in Riviera Maya, Mexico, two weeks ago. Jaffrey was second on the team last year with a 74.83 stroke average. 

K-State is competing in the Chip-N Club Invitational for the 14th time but the first since 2012 when the Wildcats finished in fourth place out of 13 teams.

Kansas State will be joined in the Chip-N Club Invitational by Creighton, Florida International, Iowa Western CC, Nebraska, North Dakota State, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State, UMKC and Wyoming.

Live results can be followed at www.birdiefire.com and results will be posted on www.kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play each day.