March 26, 2014
MANHATTAN, Kan.-- The Kansas State women's golf team looks to continue its successful spring slate Friday and Saturday when the Wildcats travel to Tucson, Ariz., for the Mountain View Collegiate. The Wildcats will co-host the 54-hole event on the par 72, 6,227-yard Mountain View Golf Club. The first two rounds of the 54-hole event will be played on Friday and the final 18-holes will tee off on Saturday with an 8 a.m. (MT) shotgun start both days.
"The course at Mountain View has several demanding tee shots," head coach Kristi Knight said. "We drive the ball pretty well and can be aggressive on this course."
For the fifth time this season, junior Olivia Eliasson, senior Gianna Misenhelter, junior Carly Ragains, sophomore Scotland Preston and freshman Katherine Gravel-Coursol will comprise the scoring lineup, while freshman Anne Willman will complete as an individual.
K-State will compete against 14 other teams, including Arkansas State, BYU, Colorado State, Gonzaga, Kent State, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Portland State, Redlands CC, Tulsa and Wyoming.
This is the 16th consecutive year that the Wildcats have played at the Mountain View Collegiate. Last year K-State recorded a 9-over par 873, good for fourth place. The Wildcats won the event in 2002 with a 36-hole score of 21-over par 597.
"Mountain View is a course we have had success on in the past," Knight said. "The team always looks forward to this event and course."
Battling harsh weather conditions, K-State is coming off a top-five finish at the BYU Entrada Classic, March 17-18. Led by Ragains and Misenhelter, who finished in the top-10, the Wildcats carded an 89-over par 953.
Results of the Mountain View Collegiate will be posted on www.k-statesports.com at the conclusion of play on Friday and Saturday.