Wildcats Tied for Eighth After Two Rounds

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Paced by senior Madison Talley’s 1-under par 71, the Kansas State women’s golf team carded a 4-over par 292 on Monday during the second round of the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational at the par-72, 6,450-yard Briggs Ranch Golf Club.

Despite recording two of their top four 18-hole scores of the year, the Wildcats – currently ranked 41st in the Golfstat rankings – are facing six top-35 teams this week as they dropped a spot during the second round. K-State enters final-round play tied for eighth place at 9-over par 585, nine strokes outside the top five.

“We had another solid team score today,” said head coach Kristi Knight. “We were not quite able to capitalize on opportunities, but I continue to see many positives in our play.”

Talley shot her second best 18-hole score of the year on Monday to move up four spots to an 11th-place tie at 1-under par 143.

Junior Connie Jaffrey shot a 5-over par 77 in the second round and is tied for 31st with a two-round score of 4-over par 148. Sophomore Chloe Weir is one stroke back and tied for 41st after carding an even-par 72 in the second round. 

Senior Katherine Gravel-Coursol posted her lowest 36-hole score of the season at 5-over par 149 and is currently tied for 41st, while fellow senior Paige Nelson is tied for 48th at 6-over par 150.

Arkansas moved up three spots to take the team lead at 14-under par 562. They hold an eight-stroke lead over Texas A&M and Tennessee, which are tied for second place at 6-under par 570. The Razorbacks’ Alana Uriell is the individual leader at 11-under par 133. 

The Maryb S. Kauth Invitational will conclude Tuesday with an 8:45 a.m., shotgun start to the final round. Live results can be followed at www.golfstat.com and will be available at www.kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play on Tuesday.

Maryb S. Kauth Invitational
Briggs Ranch Golf Club
San Antonio, Texas
Par 72 / 6,450 Yards

Team Scores: 1. Arkansas, 288-274—562 (-14); T2. Texas A&M, 290-280—570 (-6); T2. Tennessee, 285-285—570 (-6); 4. Auburn, 291-284—575 (-1); 5. Mississippi State, 284-292—576 (E); 6. TCU, 298-281—579 (+3); 7. UTSA, 291-291—582 (+6); T8. Kansas State, 293-292—585 (+9); T8. SMU, 294-291—585 (+9); 10. Tulane, 294-302—596 (+20); 11. Houston, 299-298—597 (+21); T12. Old Dominion, 305-296—601 (+25); T12. LSU, 305-296—601 (+25); 14. Texas State, 306-302—608 (+32).

Top Individuals: 1. Alana Uriell, Arkansas, 65-68—133 (-11); 2. Hannah Pietila, Tennessee, 69-69—138 (-6). T3. Chieh Jessica Peng, Mississippi State, 70-69—139 (-5); T3. Kaylee Benton, Arkansas, 72-67—139 (-5); 5. Bianca Fabrizio, Texas A&M, 73-67—140 (-4). 

K-State Individuals: T11. Madison Talley, 72-71—143 (-1); T31. Connie Jaffrey, 71-77—148 (+4); T41. Chloe Weir, 77-72—149 (+5). T41. Katherine Gravel-Coursol, 75-74—149 (+5); T48. Paige Nelson, 75-75—150 (+6).