Final Round of LSU Spring Invitational Canceled Due to Inclimate Weather
March 3, 2002
BATON ROUGE, La. - The final round of the LSU Spring Invitational was called off in mid-round Sunday due to extreme temperatures and snow flurries at the University Club. The Kansas State men's golf team tied for 14th with South Florida and Arkansas State, after they posted a team total of 295 in the first round, the tournament's only completed round.
The tournament was supposed to be three days of play with 18 holes each day. Friday's first round was cancelled due to heavy rain, and the 20-team field played one round on Saturday morning. Temperatures never got above 30 degrees on Sunday, with a wind chill of 21 degrees.
"I feel bad for all those teams who had to travel so far for just one round of golf," LSU head coach Greg Jones said. "But it was just miserable out there for those guys, it is just too bad."
Head coach Tim Norris said the Wildcats had started off well despite the cold weather and was glad that they were able to get one round in, which was more than they would have able to play in the freezing weather at home.
Senior Bryan Milberger was the top finisher for the 'Cats, posting an even-par 72 to tie for 27th. Sophomore Aaron Watkins shot a 1-over-par 73 to tie for 44th, senior Matt Williams tied for 52nd with a 74, sophomore A.J. Elgert carded a 76 to tie for 70th, and Bryan Schweizer tied for 88th with a 78.
The K-State men's golf team will hit the road again in two weeks for Spring Break practice in California and to compete in the Stevinson Ranch Invitational, held at the Stevinson Ranch Golf Course in Stevinson, Calif. and hosted by the University of Colorado on March 25-26.
Kansas State Team: 295 (T14 out of 20 teams)