Wildcats Travel to Norman for Schooner Fall Classic


MANHATTAN, Kan.The fall season marches on for the Kansas State ladies’s golf staff as they get set to compete within the eighth annual Schooner Fall Classic on the 6,109-yard Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma. The two-day, 54-hole match will start Sunday morning with tee instances off holes 1 and 10 starting at 9 a.m.


Ok-State is contemporary off a third-place end after the Wildcats hosted the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational earlier this week at Colbert Hills. 


There had been many highs and lows for the Wildcats within the house opener, however after spherical three concluded final Tuesday, head coach Kristi Knight was assured that her staff would proceed to enhance. 


“Every match is an expertise and a possibility to study and develop,” Knight mentioned. “That’s what we do from right here. We have a look at what we did properly and we have a look at what we want to do higher as gamers and as coaches.”


Ok-State will get to present its enchancment in opposition to presumably essentially the most gifted competitors they are going to face all fall. The 15-team discipline consists of Big 12 counterparts Oklahoma (host), Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and TCU, together with Florida State, Illinois, Houston, North Texas, SMU, Texas A&M, Texas State, Tulsa and UTSA. The Wildcats already competed in opposition to seven of the groups already this season on the Sam Golden Invitational.


“I’m glad we are able to get proper again on the market into good competitors,” Knight mentioned. “We should do a greater job of retaining the ball in play off the tee, and ensure now we have good goal areas. When that occurs, we are able to compete with anybody.”


Remington Isaac, Manon Donche-Gay, Haley Vargas, Heather Fortushniak and Gabriela McNelly are competing within the scoring lineup for Kansas State. This is the third completely different lineup Knight has utilized this season, because the Wildcats have used a brand new lineup in every of their three tournaments. 


Ok-State will lean on the play of Isaac, a freshman, and Donche-Gay, a group school switch, each of whom have shortly proven they are often large time gamers for the Cats. 


Isaac had her breakout efficiency on the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational with a tie for third place on the person leaderboard. She shot 4-over par 220 thanks to a 4-under par 68 opening spherical, which tied for one of the best particular person spherical rating on the match. 


Donche-Gay additionally had a top-five end at Colbert Hills as she carded 6-over par 222 to tie for fifth. 


Vargas is wanting to get again to the best way she performed within the season opener on the Sam Golden Invitational. There, she had a staff excessive end of a tie for thirty third place and recorded the bottom spherical of any Wildcat this season (67).


Fortushniak, a senior, returns to the scoring lineup for a second time this season after competing as a person earlier this week when she carded 11-over par 227 and tied for twenty eighth.


McNelly, a sophomore from Micro, Texas, makes her debut within the lineup due to a powerful efficiency at Colbert Hills as a person. She tied for nineteenth place with a rating of 9-over par 225, her first profession top-20 end. 


In the eight years that Oklahoma has hosted the Schooner Fall Classic, that is the third time Ok-State will likely be part of the sphere. Last 12 months, former Wildcat Reid Isaac – the older sister of Remington – claimed a share of the person crown whereas the staff completed in eighth place. 


Action will start at 9 a.m. Sunday morning with the primary 36 holes and end Monday as the ultimate spherical is about to start at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring might be adopted at