Women’s golf wastes record breaking first round, finishes 11th

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Niamh McSherry practices with a 7-iron on the Colbert Hills Golf Course range on Sept.18, 2018. (Alex Todd | Collegian Media Group)

The K-State women’s golf team fell hard from a third-place start thanks to a bad second and third rounds in The Bruzzy Challenge in Argyle, Texas. The Wildcats finished in 11 out of 15 teams in their last regular season tournament.

The tournament was hosted at the Lantana Golf Club by the University of North Texas. The Lantana Golf Club is a 6,421 par 72 course.

K-State started the tournament out hot. Sophomore Reid Isaac shot a 6-under-par 66 and led K-State to an overall 11-under 277 in the first round.

Freshman Briony Bayles was one shot behind Isaac at 67 and sophomore Niamh McSherry carded a 1-under 71.

K-State’s first round 277 beat the school record of 280 that was reached twice. Once in 2014, and again in 2018.

“The first round is what these girls are capable of,” head coach Kristi Knight told K-State Sports. “Jared [Helin] and I are proud of Reid and Briony for shooting a 66 and 67. Reid did a great job of following up her career-low 66 with a 71 in the afternoon. She stayed patient after making some bogeys early in the second round and made a couple birdies coming in.”

The Wildcats were in third place after that first round. They wouldn’t stay there for long.

The second round of the tournament was rough for K-State. They shot a 9-over 297 behind a 71 from Isaac. They fell from third to a tie for seventh after that round.

K-State followed up the rough second round with a tournament-worst 24-over 312. They dropped to a tie for eleventh with the bad second day. Isaac anchored the team with a 3-over 75.

In individual competition, Isaac shot 4-under 212 overall. She finished the tournament in fifth place overall.

Senior Chloe Weir finished tied for 47th place in the tournament. She shot a 73, 74 and 76 to finish 7-over 223.

K-State’s next action will come at the Big 12 Championship in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on April 14-16.

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