Cats to Compete at David Toms Intercollegiate

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State men’s golf team will head south as the fall season progresses for the David Toms Intercollegiate, Saturday and Sunday, at the par-72, 7,234-yard University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The tournament, hosted by reigning National Champion LSU, is comprised of 36 holes on Saturday with an 8 a.m. (ET) shotgun start, followed with the final 18 holes on Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m. 

“LSU is going to be a great test for us,” said head coach Grant Robbins. “The course is one of the longest we will play all year, but it is the approach shots that provide the most difficulty.”

With an 11-under par 205 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, K-State freshman Jeremy Gandon is coming off a strong finish as he tied for medalist honors. Gandon will be joined in the event by senior Kyle Weldon, sophomore Oscar Spolander, junior Matt Green and junior Connor Knabe. 

The Wildcats are looking to improve their team finishes as they placed eighth in the season-opening Rod Myers Invitational and jumped to a fourth place finish at their second outing at the Golfweek Conference Challenge two weeks ago.

“We have to be careful not to be overly aggressive in attacking some of the hole locations and make sure we do a good job at staying below the hole,” said Robbins. “Par goes a long way here, and we have to stay patient and play smart.”

Joining K-State at the David Toms Intercollegiate will be Central Arkansas, DePaul, Iowa, Iowa State, LSU, Liberty, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Navy, Penn, Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Illinois.  

Live scoring from Baton Rouge can be found at www.golfstat.com while updates from the David Toms Intercollegiate will be available at www.k-statesports.com as soon as they are made available following each day of competition.