Oct. 17, 2011
SHREVEPORT, La – Following a 36-hole score of 35-over par on Monday, the Kansas State men's golf team sits in 11th place heading into the final round of the David Toms Intercollegiate at the par 72, 7,015-yard Southern Trace Country Club.
The Wildcats totaled a 22-over par 310 in the morning round at the home course of PGA golfer David Toms, but K-State improved by nine strokes in the afternoon with a 13-over par 301.
“I could not have been more optimistic and positive coming into this tournament,” explained head coach Tim Norris. “Today, we were just not able to recover after a slow start. We played some good golf in stretches, but golf is an 18-hole game, so we were not able to put the scores together. I think managing your expectations is what makes golf so challenging.”
Junior Chase Chamberlin shot a 3-over par 75 and a 4-over par 76 to sit in a tie for 41st with 18 holes left to play.
Rounding out the team’s scoring lineup were Kyle Smell and Ben Juffer, who are tied for 50th at 10-over par 154, while Kyle Weldon and Curtis Yonke are in 55th and 56th, respectively.
Oklahoma leads the team competition at 7-under par 569, six strokes ahead of Mississippi. Sooner golfer Michael Schoolcraft is atop the individual scoring standings after firing off a 6-under par 66 in the first round before an even-par 72 in the afternoon. Louisiana-Lafayette golfer Andrew Noto trails Schoolcraft by two strokes with 18 holes remaining.
K-State will attempt to improve its position in the third and final round of the David Toms Intercollegiate, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday morning. Live stats will be available at www.golfstat.com and scores will be posted on www.kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play.
David Toms Intercollegiate
Southern Trace Country Club
Par 72/7,015 yards
Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma, 283-286—569 (-7); 2. Mississippi, 287-288—575 (-1); 3. LSU, 293-287—580 (+4); 4. Tulsa, 287-295—582 (+6); T5. SMU, 294-291—585 (+9); T5. Lamar, 281-304—585 (+9); 7. Louisiana-Lafayette, 296-290—586 (+10); 8. South Alabama, 299-288—587 (+11); 9. Mississippi State, 294-303—597 (+21); 10. Louisiana Tech, 299-302—601 (+25); 11. Kansas State, 310-301—611 (+35).
Top Individuals: 1. Michael Schoolcraft, Oklahoma, 66-72—138 (-6); 2. Andrew Noto, Louisiana-Lafayette 69-71—140 (-4); T3. Joe David, Mississippi, 69-72—141 (-3); T3. John Young Kim, Tulsa, 71-70—141 (-3); T3. Sang Yi, LSU, 71-70—141 (-3).
K-State Individuals: T41. Chase Chamberlin, 75-76—151 (+7); T50. Ben Juffer, 80-74—154 (+10); T50. Kyle Smell, 78-76—154 (+10); 55. Kyle Weldon, 77-80—157 (+13); 56. Curtis Yonke, 83-75—158 (+14).