Wildcat Golfers Tied for Eighth in Waco
Oct. 29, 2001
Waco, Texas - Kansas State sophomore Aaron Watkins fired a career-low 4-under-par 66 to tie for 16th and lead the Wildcats to a second-round comeback Monday at the Baylor Intercollegiate on the par-70, 6,469-yard Ridgewood Country Club. Watkins and company improved by 15 strokes during the afternoon round to move up seven places in the team standings. K-State currently stands tied for eighth place with a two-round team total of 577 (296-281) and are 22 strokes off the lead. Lamar University and host team Baylor University which posted rounds of 555, share the team lead.
"We got off to a really rough start," said head coach Tim Norris. "We started on the two toughest holes on the course and didn't hit a lot of good shots. We kind of dug ourselves into a hole, but we came back good in the second round. The Bermuda grass around the greens is something we're not accustomed to and your shots have to be very delicate around it."
Sophomore A.J. Elgert improved on his first-round score of 73 with a 71 in the second round to sit in a tie for 32nd place with a 4-over-par total of 144. One shot back of Elgert is senior Matt Williams who was steady as well with rounds of 73 and 72 (145) to tie for 36th.
Sophomore Bryan Schweizer posted rounds of 75-76 for a two-round total of 11-over-par 151, and senior Bryan Milberger came back from a shaky first round of 80 to card a 72 in the second to finish the day at 12-over-par 152.
Kansas State will look to finish strong in its final tournament of the fall season when final round action begins Tuesday at 8 a.m. For more information on the Baylor Intercollegiate visit the Baylor athletics Web site at www.GoBaylorBears.com.
Kansas State Team: 296-281--577 (T8th out of 18 teams)