Wildcats Head to the West Coast to Compete in Stevinson Ranch Invitational
March 20, 2003
Tournament No. 10
Stevinson Ranch Invitational
Stevinson Ranch G.C.
Dates: March 24-25 Par: 72 Yardage: 7,077 yards The Field: Kansas State, UC Irvine, Cal State Stanislaus, Colorado, Drake, Illinois State, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Pacific, Southwest Missouri State, Wichita State.
Spring Break on the Coast
On the Wildcats' roster for the tournament will be junior Aaron Watkins, sophomore Matt Van Cleave, junior Greg Douglas, freshman Josh Persons, and junior A.J. Elgert. Sophomore Jonathan James will make the trip to compete as an individual.
Last Time Out
SMU shot a 6-under par total of 858 to win the team title. Tulsa was three strokes back in second place, with Texas A&M finishing third at four-over. Tulsa's David Inglis completed the tournament with an 8-under par 208 to win individual medalist honors.
A Look at the Ranch
The Savannah Course was completed in September 1995 and served as the site of the 1996 and 1997 U. S. Open Qualifying. The course is the first in California to attain "Signature" status with Audubon International for it's dedication to environmental excellence and was presented with the Squaw Creek award by the California Golf Writers Association.
Last Year in California
"This was the most complete 54-hole tournament our team has played all year," head coach Tim Norris said following the tournament. "We could have picked up a few shots in the second round, but overall we stayed very steady. The trip to California was a very positive one for us, and we hope to keep riding this consistency throughout the month of April."
Three K-State golfers, A.J. Elgert, Aaron Watkins, and Matt Williams, played their way into the top 20 in the individual medal race. Colorado's Ben Portie took home medalist honors after firing the tournament's best round of 6-under par 66 during the final round for a total 8-under par 208.
Where the Wildcats Stand