Gandon Finishes 10th in Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – Kansas State men’s golf sophomore Jeremy Gandon recorded his fifth career top-10 finish, improving nine spots on the leaderboard in the final around of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate on Sunday at The Blackthorn Club.

The Charpey, France, native tied for the third-lowest final round score at 4-under par 68 to finish with a 54-hole score of 7-under par 209. He led the Wildcats to a 10th-place finish in the team competition, as K-State carded a three-round total of 2-over par 866.

“Jeremy had a solid tournament, and Ben gave us a pretty good round today,” said head coach Grant Robbins. “Obviously we are not satisfied with a 10th-place finish, but I saw some encouraging things from our young guys. We made a few mistakes because of our inexperience, but even then we were only five shots from a top-five finish.”

Redshirt freshman Ben Fernandez was able to put together an impressive final round, allowing him to jump 26 spots to finish in a tie for 33rd. The Southlake, Texas, product, who shot a 2-under par 70 on Sunday, found success late as he finished under par on two holes of the back nine. Fernandez finished at 2-over par 218 for the tournament. 

Sophomore Roland Massimino could not build on his even-par score heading into the final round as he fell on the leaderboard to a tie for 48th place at 5-over par 221. Freshman Jacob Eklund, who led the Wildcats in the second round with a team best 2-under par 70, made minor gains in the final round of competition. The Carbondale, Illinois, native completed the tournament tied for 57th scoring 6-over par 222.

Senior Matt Green finished in a tie for 65th at 8-over par 224.

The Wildcats return to play in the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate, October 30-31, at the Grandover Resort Golf Course in Greensboro, North Carolina.  

Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
Jonesborough, TN
Par-72 7,147 yards

Team Scores: 1. Virginia 829, (-35); 2. Missouri 842, (-22); 3. Kent State 849, (-15); 4. UNCW 856, (-8); T5. Virginia Tech, 861, (-3); T5. East Tennessee St, 861, (-3); 7. Charlotte 863, (-1); 8. Penn State 864, (E); 9. Louisville, 865, (+1); 10. Kansas State 866, (+2), 11. Coastal Carolina 867, (+3); 12. VCU 872, (+8); T13. Furman 874 (+10); T13. Tennessee 874, (+10); 15. Villanova 900, (+36)

Top Individuals: 1. Charles Huntzinger, Penn State, 203, (-13); T2. Bryce Howell, Furman, 205, (-11); T. Thomas Walsh, Virginia, 205, (-11); T2. Mateusz Gradecki, East Tennessee St., 205, (-11); T5.Linus Lilledahl, Missouri, 206, (-10); T5.Lorenzo Scalise, Tennessee, 206, (-10); T5. Jimmy Stanger, Virginia, 206, (-10); T5. Derek Bard, Virginia, 206, (-10)

K-State Individuals: T10. Jeremy Gandon, 209, (-7); T33. Ben Fernandez, 218, (+2); T48. Roland Massimino 221, (+5); T57. Jacob Eklund, 222, (+6); T65 Matt Green, 224, (+8)