K-State Signs A Pair of Men's Golfers
June 8, 2001
MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State University men's golf team has signed Dusty King and Jonathan James to national letters of intent for the 2001-02 season, head coach Tim Norris announced on Friday. Both King and James will begin their Wildcat careers as freshmen this fall.
King, a four-time All-District performer from Round Rock, Texas, finished among the top 10 in each of the tournaments he entered during his last three years at Round Rock High School. The 6-foot-2, 150-pounder captured the District 14-5A title in 2000 with a three-round total of 3-under-par 213, including a career-best round of 4-under-par 68. King earned district runner-up medalist honors and All-Region II accolades in 2001.
James, a four-time letterwinner from Keller, Texas, won 11 tournaments and placed among the top five 31 times during his four years at Keller High School. He was the 1998 District 5-5A champion and was selected as the area player of the year that season. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound James was an All-State performer in 1999 and tabbed the Dallas-Fort Worth player of the year that season. He also won the Peach Classic and Keller Invitational this past spring.
"Both Dusty and Jonathan are not only players of the future, but we think each of them has the ability to contribute for us next season," said Norris, who just completed his fourth season at the helm of the Wildcats. "They each have posted good records at the high school level and played a lot of national junior golf. I think both of these young men fit in with what we are trying to accomplish at Kansas State."
In other Wildcat golf news, senior-to-be Matt Williams was one of 60 NCAA Division I golfers, and one of five from the Big 12 Conference, named to the 2001 All-America Scholar Team, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America last week.
A two-time Academic All-Big 12 performer from Holton, Kan., Williams helped lead the Wildcats to an eighth-place showing at the 2001 Big 12 Championships, their best league finish since 1997. During the regular season, he fired a school-record 7-under-par 64 at the Branson Creek Invitational (April 14).