Men’s, women’s golf teams compete in weekend tournaments

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Niamh McSherry practices with a 7 iron on the Colbert Hills Golf Course range on Sept. 18. (Alex Todd | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State women’s golf team competed at Lady Paladin Invitational at the par-72, 6,278-yard Furman University Golf Course for a three-day tournament Friday through Sunday.

On Friday, freshman Briony Bayles had a good day as she shot a 2-over-par 74 in round one of the invitational, finishing in 24th place.

As a team, the Wildcats shot their best round of the season so far as they shot a 14-over-par 302, earning an 11th place finish on the scoreboard.

In day two of the invitational on Saturday, it was sophomore Reid Isaac who had the big day as she carded a 2-under-par 70.

Isaac’s performance put her in 12th place.

As a team, the Wildcats improved their score by four strokes, carding a 10-over-par 298 to put themselves two strokes behind ninth-place Memphis and Tulsa.

On Sunday, the final day of the invitational, senior Chloe Weir led the way, carding a 3-under-par 69 that tied her career-low round. She tied for 43rd with a score of a 9-over-par 225.

The Wildcats ended the invitational with the lowest round three score, carding an even-par 288. That score moved them up four spots on the scoreboard to finish in seventh place, recording a 54-hole score of 24-over-par 888.

Isaac and sophomore Niamh McSherry also had a good day Sunday. Isaac recorded her first top-10 finish of the season and third of her career as she tied for 10th place at one-over-par 217. McSherry shot a 7-over-par 223 that put her in a tie after 35th place.

The women’s golf team will next compete on Oct. 8 and 9 at the Illini Invitational in Medinah, Illinois.

The K-State men’s golf team competed at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate at the par-70, 7,091–yard Mirabel Golf Club over the weekend.

The Wildcats began with a slow start but finished strong with a three-under-par 280 to end the day Friday in 10th place.

Senior Roland Massimino led the way for the Wildcats as he shot a 5-under-par 70, which tied for 3rd place.

Saturday was a rough day for the Wildcats; they dropped four spots to 14th place, carding a 7-over-par 287.

Senior Jeremy Gandon and junior Ben Fernandez both had good performances, shooting a 1-under-par 69.

K-State finished day two with a score of 4-over-par 564.

On Sunday, the final day of the tournament, it was Massimino who had the big day for the Wildcats, carding an even-par 70 as he finished the weekend with a 2-under-par 208 to tie for 27th place.

Gandon and Fernandez also followed up for a good final day. Gandon shot a 1-under par 69, moving up three spots to tie for 30th. Fernandez shot a 4-over-par 214, putting him in a tie for 53rd.

Redshirt freshman Brian Choe and freshman Will Hopkins both carded a 16-over-par 226 in the tournament to tie for 75th.

The men’s golf team will next compete on Oct. 12-14 for Big 12 Match Play Championship in Houston, Texas.

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