K-State Ties for Eighth in Spring Opener

Curtis Yonke

Feb. 12, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Kansas State men’s golf team opened up the 2013 spring season by tying for eighth place in the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational at the par-71, 6,765-yard Oak Hills Country Club on Tuesday. The Wildcats carded a 34-over 886 to tie with UT Arlington.  

“It was not a great round today by any means,” said head coach Tim Norris. “We dropped a couple of places in the team standings and that is never what you want to do in the last round, but I did see some good things over the last two days. We are going to address those before we get ready to go to Arizona in a couple weeks.”

Senior co-captain Ben Juffer led K-State as he carded a 6-over 219 to finish in a tie for 16th place. Juffer recorded a final-round even-par 71 to register his fourth top-20 finish in seven tries this season.

Fellow senior and co-captain Curtis Yonke finished in a five-way tie for 25th place as he notched an 8-over 221 over the course of the event.

Junior Daniel Wood moved up the leaderboard four spots after tallying a final round 3-over 74. Wood entered the final day of play in a tie for 34th before ending the event with in a tie for 30th at 9-over 222.

Rounding out the scoring lineup for the Wildcats was freshman Matt Green and sophomore Kyle Weldon. Green recorded a 15-over 228 to finish in a tie for 49th, while Weldon tallied a 17-over 230 to finish in a tie for 58th.

Oklahoma took home the team title as the Sooners fired a 10-over 862, while Kyle Jones of Baylor earned the individual crown by carding a 7-under 206.

K-State will be back in action in two weeks as the Wildcats will travel to Goodyear, Ariz, to compete in the 2013 WSU Snowman Getaway, Feb. 25-26, at the par-72, 7,015-yard Palm Valley Golf Club in suburban Phoenix.

UTSA Oak Hills Invitational
San Antonio, Texas
Oak Hills Country Club
Par 71/6,765 yards

Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma, 289-285-288—862 (+10); 2. North Texas, 284-287-292—863 (+11); 3. Baylor, 289-288-292—869 (+17); 4. Wichita State, 291-292-289—872 (+20); 5. UTSA, 284-291-298—873 (+21); 6. Tulsa, 296-296-289—881 (+29); 7. Southeastern Louisiana, 299-292-291—882 (+30); T8. Kansas State, 290-295-301—886 (+34); T8. UT Arlington, 290-302-294—886 (+34); 10. Iowa State, 304-302-292—899 (+47); 11. Houston Baptist, 300-398-305—903 (+51); 12. Louisiana-Lafayette, 301-298-311—910 (+58); 13. Texas State, 307-299-307—913 (+61); 14. McNeese State, 307-305-316—928 (+76).

Top Individuals: 1. Kyle Jones, Baylor, 69-70-67—206 (-7); 2. Rodolfo Cazaubon, 70-68-70—205 (-5); T3. Scott Fernandez, Iowa State, 72-70-69—211 (-2); T3. Ryan Werre, UTSA, 69-69-73—211 (-2).

K-State Individuals: T16. Ben Juffer, 71-77-71—219 (+6); T25. Curtis Yonke, 70-74-77—221 (+8); T30. Daniel Wood, 75-73-74—222 (+9); T49. Matt Green, 77-71-80—228 (+15); T58. Kyle Weldon, 74-77-79—230 (+17).