The K-State Wildcats women’s golf team will compete in their first tournament of the spring this weekend. The Florida State Match-up will tee off in Tallahassee, Fla. at Southwood Golf Club on Friday.
The Florida State Match-up Tournament is unlike most golf tournaments. It pairs players up from opposing schools in twosomes for the first two days, then threesomes for the final day.
The partners with the lowest score will be the Match-Up Champions. The teams and individual players will also compete for championships for themselves. K-State will be playing with No. 25 Mississippi State.
The field for the tournament features 12 teams. Four of those teams are in the top 50, the highest ranked team of which is No. 13 Clemson. Also in the field is K-State’s rival, No. 34 Kansas. K-State is not ranked, and finished their fall schedule 30-35-1.
In addition to being the first tournament of the spring, this will also be the first tournament for new K-State assistant coach Stewart Burke. Burke worked for United Sports USA as the director of recruitment prior to joining the Wildcats. K-State Sports announced the hiring of Burke on Jan. 9.