Wildcats Tied for 14th at LSU Spring Invitational
March 2, 2002
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Kansas State men's golf team completed the first round of the LSU Spring Invitational in a three-way tie for 14th place with South Florida and Arkansas State at the par-72, 7,274-yard University Club. K-State posted a team total of 7-over-par 295, and senior Bryan Milberger led the Wildcats with an even-par round of 72 to put himself in a tie for 27th place.
"We're in a type of tournament where one shot can mean one place in the team standings," head coach Tim Norris said. "We are definitely in a position right now where we can move up, and we had a pretty solid round today. The forecast calls for some Kansas-like weather tomorrow, and that should help us out as well."
Sophomore Aaron Watkins posted the second-best score of the day for the Wildcats with a 1-over-par 73 to land in a tie for 44th. Senior Matt Williams is in a tie for 52nd with a 2-over-par score of 74, sophomore A.J. Elgert posted a 76 to tie for 70th, and sophomore Bryan Schweizer is tied for 88th with a 78.
Host team and last year's tournament champion Louisiana State stands in first place in the team competition after posting a first-round total of 9-under-par 279, and Mississippi State's Codie Mudd, Tulane's Mark Sullivan, Oral Roberts' Andreas Christensson, and LSU team members Heath West and John Humphries sit in a five-way tie for the lead in the individual race at 4-under-par 68.
The final 18 holes of the LSU Spring Invitational will conclude Sunday, with the first teams teeing off at 7:30 a.m. For complete results of the LSU Spring Invitational, please visit www.lsusports.net.
Kansas State Team: 295 (T14 out of 20 teams)