Oct. 28, 2011
MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State men's golf team will compete in its final tournament of the fall slate as the Wildcats will play in the Pacific Invitational, October 31 through November 2, at the par 72, 6,720-yard Brookside Country Club. It marks the fifth consecutive season that K-State will compete in the event, a tournament in which the Wildcats won in 2008.
The tournament will consist of 18 holes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with players teeing off the No. 1 and No.10 holes starting at 8:00 a.m., each day.
K-State will use the scoring lineup of Kyle Weldon, Kyle Smell, Ben Juffer, Chase Chamberlin and Curtis Yonke for the fourth time in six fall competitions. The lineup has experienced success, including a third place finish at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate.
The Wildcats finished 10th in the 2010 Pacific Invitational, shooting a 12-over par 864 in 54 holes of competition. Thomas Birdsey shot a team best 3-over par 219 to finish in a tie for 20th. Chase Chamberlin and Ben Juffer are the only members on this year’s scoring lineup to compete in the event as they finished in a tie for 32nd and a tie for 52nd, respectively.
K-State won the 2008 team title with a 56-hole score of 1-over par 853. Robert Streb led the title run by finishing in a tie for second at a 3-under par score of 210. Mitchell Gregson also captured a top-10 finish by firing off an even-par 213 to earn a tie for seventh. Kyle Smell, a sophomore at the time, also competed with the team and finished in a tie for 34th.
Joining K-State in next week’s tournament are BYU, Cal Poly, Colorado State, Charlotte, Denver, Fresno State, Marquette, Nevada, Oregon State, Pacific and UC Davis.
Live stats of the Pacific Invitational will be available on www.golfstat.com. Additionally, results will be posted on www.kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.