Behind Jaffrey, women’s golf places eighth at MountainView Collegiate Invitational


For the Kansas State women’s golf team, senior Connie Jaffrey tied for eighth place at the MountainView Collegiate Invitational on over the weekend in Tuscon, Arizona. As a team, the Wildcats finished the MountainView Collegiate in a tie with Wichita State at eighth place.

Jaffrey began the tournament Friday with a good day of golf, as she was in seventh place after the first day ended with a score of 1-under par. On the second day, Jaffrey had a rough day and found herself in 11th place heading into the final round.

She then ended the weekend at 2-over par 218, with an even-par 72 in the final round to place her in the top 10. She came just short of a three-way tie for fifth by one stroke, and five strokes separated her from being named the individual champion.

On Saturday, it was freshman Niamh McSherry that led the way for K-State as she scored a 1-under par 71.

Overall, Saturday was a good day for the Wildcats; they scored 14-over par 71 to have a total score of 24-over par 600 heading into the final day.

“We played a lot of good golf today,” head coach Kristi Knight said to K-State Sports. “Unfortunately, we did not finish as strong as we would like. I am proud of the effort. We have to keep playing. Niamh had one of the few under-par rounds in the extreme wind today.”

The Wildcats did not follow up with a good performance on Sunday, as they scored a 10-over par 298 to finish with a final score of 34-over par 898.
“As a team, we are not playing well,” Knight said to K-State Sports. “It is something we will talk about as a group and get ready to play Maridoe next week.”

McSherry ended the invitational with a total score of 8-over par 224 to tie for 25th.

Three other freshman helped the Wildcats finish in eight place. Ella Adams tied for 37th with her score of 12-over par 228, Reid Isaac tied for 52nd with a score of 15-over par 231 and Darby Deans tied for 72nd with a score of 22-over par 238.