Men's Golf Travels to California for Stevinson Ranch Invitational
March 23, 2002
Stevinson, Calif. - The Kansas State men's golf team hits the road for its first tournament action since early March when the Wildcats travel to Stevinson, Calif., for the Stevinson Ranch Invitational.
The two-day tournament, which begins Monday, will will be played at the 6,646-yard, par-72 Stevinson Ranch Golf Club. After a practice round Sunday, the teams will play 36 holes Monday and 18 on Tuesday.
In addition to K-State, the 16-team field features five other Big 12 schools, including Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Teams competing which are ranked among the top 50 in the nation by Golfstat include No. 34 Colorado, No. 37 Kansas and No. 46 California. The Wildcats come into the two-day action ranked 98th in the country.
Individually, the Cats are led by a pair sophomores. Aaron Watkins is averaging 74.04 strokes per 18 holes, while A.J., Elgert is just off the pace at 74.13. The pair is ranked No. 28 and No. 30, respectively, this season in the Big 12 in stroke average.
K-State has been out of action since March 3 when it played in the LSU Spring Invitational which was shortened to 18 holes due to inclement weather conditions.
Tee times on Monday are scheduled for 8 a.m. (PST) and 1 p.m. with Tuesday's final round slated for 8 a.m.
Results will be available on Colorado's website at www.cubuffs.com or on the K-State website at www.k-statesports.com following each day's competition.