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K-State returns to action in Utah


March 15, 2014

K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan.-- The Kansas State women's golf team will make its third appearance of the spring, Monday-Tuesday, March 17-18, when the Wildcats travel to St. George, Utah, for the BYU Entrada Classic.

The 54-hole event will be held on the par 72, 6,015-yard Entrada Course at Snow Canyon Country Club. The first two rounds of the 54-hole event will be played on Monday and the final 18-holes will tee off on Tuesday. Both days begin with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. (CT).

"The Entrada Course is a challenging and fun golf course," head coach Kristi Knight said. "It is very demanding off the tee, and we will need to be sharp on the greens."

The Wildcats will feature a new lineup for this event as junior Olivia Eliasson, senior Gianna Misenhelter, junior Carly Ragains, sophomore Scotland Preston and freshman Madison Talley comprise the scoring lineup for the first time this season.

"We have been hitting the ball well in practice, and each day we are showing signs of improvement," Knight said.

K-State will compete against a 16-team field, which includes BYU, California, Colorado State, Dixie State, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, North Texas, Southern Utah, Texas State, Utah Valley, Weber State, defending-champion Wisconsin and Wyoming.

The Wildcats last played at the Entrada Classic in 2011, recording a 72-over par 936, good for a 10th place finish. Misenhelter, the only current Wildcat to play the course, finished tied for 26th with an 18-over 234.

K-State is coming off an excellent performance at the Westbrook Spring Invitational, Feb. 22-24. Led by Eliasson's 1-under par 215, the Wildcats recorded back to back season-low rounds en route to a season-best 12-over par 876.

Live stats of the Entrada Classic can be followed at www.golfstat.com and results will be posted on www.k-statesports.com at the conclusion of play on Monday and Tuesday.

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