MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State’s crop of incoming freshmen got the summer American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tournament season off on the right foot, posting four top-15 finishes, including three top-10s, in recent tournament play.
The best finish was turned in by Joe Kinney of Lake Villa, Ill., at the Midwest Junior Players Championship, a 54-hole stroke play event held at Whisper Creek Golf Club in Huntley, Ill., June 14-16.
Kinney, who prepped at Antioch High School, carded rounds of 77-72-74223 to move up from fourth after the second round to finish alone in second, just one stroke behind tournament champion Benjamin Tewes (73-75-74222).
Also carding a top-10 finish was Robert Streb of Edmond, Okla. Streb fired a 70-71-74-67282 to tie for seventh at the FootJoy Boys Invitational, which was played at the par-72 Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., June 14-17.
Spencer Alefs, from Wichita, tied for 10th at the Wildcat Golf/Wichita Junior Championship on the par-71 South Course of Crestview Country Club in Wichita in early June. Alefs carded rounds of 71 and 74 to finish at 3-over par 145 in the rain-shortened event.
Alefs’ future teammate, Streb also competed in the event and finished just one stroke behind Alefs in a tie for 13th at 73-73146.
For more information regarding these and other AJGA events, please visit www.AJGA.org.
The Kansas State men’s golf team will get its 2005-06 underway Sept. 12-13, when the Wildcats travel to the Sand Ridge Golf Club in Chardon, Ohio, for the Cleveland State Invitational.