Yonke Shines in First Round of Cowboy Classic

Matt Green

April 8, 2013

Scottsdale, Ariz. Senior co-captain Curtis Yonke sits in a three-way tie for first place as the Kansas State men’s golf team finished the first round of the 2013 Wyoming Cowboy Classic in fourth at the par-70, 7,133-yard Talking Stick Golf Club. The Wildcats carded a 23-over 303 on Monday and will head into Tuesday's final round four strokes off of second place.

Monday was scheduled to include two rounds of action, but due to high winds, the field was only able to finish one round on the day. The event will now be two rounds, with the final 18 holes slated for play on Tuesday.

“Curtis has really played well this whole year, but he has been especially solid this spring,” said head coach Tim Norris. “His scores in practice have been really good, so his play today is not a surprise at all. The rest of the guys hung in there well today and hopefully we can do more of the same tomorrow.”

Yonke carded a even-par under 70 on Monday to end the day tied for the lead with Glen Scher of UC Santa Barbara and Louis Cohen Boyer of Wichita State. Yonke has been the Wildcats’ most consistent golfer this spring as he has led the team in the last three events of the season.

Despite recent struggles, freshman Matt Green turned in a first-round 5-over 75 to tie for 20th place. Ben Juffer will head into Tuesday’s final round in a tie for 43rd place after he recorded a 7-over 77 on Monday.

Rounding out the scoring lineup for the Wildcats was Kyle Weldon and Daniel Wood, who are currently tied for 86th and 94th place, respectively.

Wichita State heads into the final day of play atop the team leaderboard after carding a 14-over 294 on Monday.

The final round of the 2013 Wyoming Cowboy Classic will get underway tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. (MT). A final recap and results will be available at kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play on Tuesday.

Wyoming Cowboy Classic
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Talking Stick Golf Club
Par 70/7,133 yards

Team Scores: 1. Wichita State, 294 (+14); 2. Gonzaga, 299 (+19); 3. Arizona, 301 (+21); 4. Kansas State, 303, (+23); 5. Old Dominion, 304 (+24); 6. Tulsa, 305 (+25); T7. St. Mary’s, 306 (+26); T7. Colorado, 306 (+26); 9. Hawaii, 307(+27); T10. UC Santa Barbara, 308 (+28); T10. Utah, 308 (+28); 12. UC Riverside, 309 (+29); T13. UTEP, 310 (+30); T13. Boise State, 310 (+30); T15. Wyoming, 311 (+31); T15. Air Force, 311 (+31); T17. Idaho, 312 (+32); T17. Weber State, 312 (+32); 19. Santa Clara, 313 (+33); 20. Northern Colorado, 314 (+34); 21. Colorado State, 316 (+36); 22. Nevada, 321 (+41); 23. Utah State, 322 (+42); 24. CSU Northridge, 324 (+44).

Top Individuals: T1. Curtis Yonke, Kansas State, 70 (E); T1. Glen Scher, UC Santa Barbara, 70 (E); T1. Louis Cohen Boyer, Wichita State, 70 (E);  T4. Daniel Engle, Utah, 71 (+1); T4. Travis Johnson, Gonzaga, 71 (+1).

K-State Individuals: T20. Matt Green, 75 (+5); T43. Ben Juffer, 77 (+7); T86. Kyle Weldon, 81 (+11); T94. Daniel Wood, 82 (+12).