Primland Collegiate Invitational Up Next for K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. – After a week of preparation since its season opener, the Kansas State men’s golf team returns to play with the Primland Collegiate Invitational, Monday and Tuesday, at the par-72 7,053-yard Primland Meadows Golf Course in Meadows of Dan, Virginia.

The 54-hole invitational, hosted by Wake Forest, will begin Monday with K-State teeing off the first round at 8:15 a.m. (ET).

“We are excited to play at Primland this weekend. It will be our first time there and I have heard nothing but great things about the course,” said head coach Grant Robbins, whose Wildcats finished eighth in the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin, earlier this month. “Primland is pretty demanding off the tee, so keeping the ball in play will be a huge key to success this week.”

K-State’s scoring lineup will consist of sophomore Jeremy Gandon, senior Matt Green, sophomore Andrew Beckler, senior Jack Rickabaugh and freshman Jacob Eklund. Also, freshman Levi Valadez will play as an individual in his first collegiate tournament.

Gandon enters play fresh off of international competition as he played in the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships in Riviera Maya, Mexico, last week. The Charpey, France, native will look to improve on of a third-place finish in the Badger Invitational where he finished two strokes off the tournament champion. 

Beckler found success in the season opener, finishing in a tie for 38th in the individual competition. The Topeka, Kansas, product hopes to contribute more in team scoring for the Wildcats next week. He finished the Badger Invitational on a solid note, carding a 3-under par 223

Joining K-State in the Primland Collegiate Invitational will be Wake Forest, Georgia Southern, Loyola (MD), North Carolina, Penn State, SMU, UNC-Wilmington and Virginia Tech.

Live scoring can be found at www.golfstat.com while updates from the Primland Collegiate Invitational will be posted at www.kstatesports.com following each round.