K-State in 15th at UTSA Oak Hills Invitational

Ross Geubelle

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Feb. 14, 2011

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Playing under perfect weather conditions Monday, the Kansas State men's golf team finished up two rounds of play at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational in 15th place at the par 71, 6,765-yard Oak Hills Country Club.

The Wildcats carded a 22-over par 306 in round one and a 7-over 291 in round two. The Texas Tech Red Raiders, ranked 20th in the nation, holds the tournament lead heading into the final round, carding an 18-under par. Texas Tech's Tyler Weworski holds the lead individually, shooting an 8-under par 134 through two rounds.

Freshman Tyler Birdsey and senior Ross Geubelle are the top individuals for the Wildcats, shooting a 5-over par 147 to finish day one in a tie for 40th. Sophomore Ben Juffer shot a 4-under 154, including a 67 in the second round.

"I do not feel like it is the start of the season. We have worked awfully hard, and I think that is indicative of what Ben (Juffer) can do when he is playing well. Thomas (Birdsey) had a good round this morning and just let a couple of shots get away," said head coach Tim Norris.

Rounding out the Wildcat lineup were freshmen Jack Watson and Tyler Norris. Watson finished the day carding a 14-over 156, putting him in a tie for 87th, while Norris carded a 17-over 159.

"Tomorrow's course is supposed to be set up a little more difficult, and we hope we can play with a little more poise. Just because it is a shorter course does not mean it is not without its challenges. I think it will be a successful trip if we can improve upon this afternoon's round," said Norris.

The final round of the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational is scheduled to tee-off on holes No.1 and No. 10 at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Live scoring for the event can be followed at www.golfstat.com

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

Team Scores: 1. Texas Tech, 550 (-18); 2. North Texas, 558 (-10); T3. Tulsa, 564 (-4); T3. Oklahoma, 564 (-4); 5. Texas State, 578 (+10); 6. Louisiana-Lafayette, 579 (+11); T7. Wichita State, 581 (+13); T7. Southeastern Louisiana, 581 (+13); 9. Baylor, 583 (+15); 10. UTSA, 586 (+18); 11. Stephen F. Austin, 587 (+19); 12. Iowa State, 589 (+21); 13. Air Force 594 (+26); 14. Rice, 596 (+28); 15. Kansas State, 597 (+29); 16. Illinois State, 599 (+31); 17. Sam Houston State, 605 (+37).

Top Individuals: 1. Tyler Weworski, Texas Tech, 134 (-8); 2. Riley Pumphrey, Oklahoma, 135 (-7); T3. Philipp Fendt, Louisiana-Lafayette, 136 (-6); T3. Ben Klaus, Oklahoma, 136 (-6); 5. Chandler Rusk, Texas Tech, 138 (-4).

K-State Individuals: T40. Tyler Birdsey, 147 (+5); T40. Ross Geubelle, 147 (+5); T81. Ben Juffer, 154 (+12); T87. Jack Watson, 156 (+14); 93. Tyler Norris, 159 (+17).