Wildcats jump four spots in final round of SMU/DAC Invitational


After the first 36 holes of the SMU/DAC Invitational in Mesquite, Texas, the K-State women’s golf team sat 41 strokes over par and in 11th place. The last 18 holes on Saturday, however, were a much different story.

The Wildcats jumped four spots to finish in seventh place, passing three nationally-ranked teams to finish the tournament at 47-over par 911. The score was better than Big 12 foes Kansas, Iowa State and TCU.

“The ladies did great today,” head coach Kristi Knight said to K-State Sports. “We had four solid scorers on a very challenging course. It was a great way to finish strong after a slow start to this event.”

Senior Olivia Eliasson led the Wildcats in the final round of action by shooting a one-under par 71. Sophomore Madison Talley had the second-best finish for the Wildcats with a three-over par 75 for the afternoon.

Up next for the Wildcats is a trip to Columbus, Ohio for the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.