K-State Struggles On Opening Day of Big 12 Championship

April 25, 2014

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TRINITY, Texas The Kansas State men's golf team carded a two-round score of 47-over 623 Friday to finish the first day of the 2014 Big 12 Championship in ninth place at the par-72, 5,021-yard Whispering Pines Golf Club. Defending Big 12 Champion, Texas, currently leads the event at 4-under 572, five shots ahead of Texas Tech.

“Today was disappointing and somewhat of a surprise,” said head coach Tim Norris. “I thought we had prepared well but today was just not a good day for us, top to bottom. It was just a day of missed shots and missed putts. When you compound that from the top of the lineup to the bottom, it is not going to be very good on a challenging course like this.

“I challenged the team when we finished today to see what kind of score we can post over these last 36 holes. I do not know if it will be good enough to move up in the place standings but at least we can feel good that we played well these last two days. It is just a matter of putting today behind us. It will be a tough test to do that but I am confident that they will.”

Daniel Wood ended Monday’s action tied for 32nd place after he carded a first-round 79 and second-round 74 to end the day at 9-over par 153. Kyle Weldon and Seth Smith each turned in a two-round score of 13-over 157 and will enter Tuesday tied for 40th place.

Rounding out the scoring lineup for K-State were David Klaudt and Alex Carney, who ended Monday in 44th and 45th place, respectively.

Texas Tech’s Esteban Restrepo will enter Saturday’s third round atop the individual leaderboard at 4-under 140, while a trio of Texas golfers sit just one stroke behind Restrepo at 3-under 141.

Play from Whispering Pines Golf Club will continue on Saturday morning, with live scoring available at golfstat.com. Post-event recaps and updates will be made available at kstatesports.com at the conclusion of Saturday's play.

2014 Big 12 Championship 
Trinity, Texas
Whispering Pines Golf Club
Par 72/5,021 yards

Team Scores: 1. Texas, 287-285—572 (-4); 2. Texas Tech, 286-291—577 (+1); T3. TCU, 299-293—592 (+16); T3. Iowa State, 292-300—592 (+16); 5. Oklahoma; 297-296—593 (+17); 6. Oklahoma State; 295-299—594 (+18); 7. Kansas, 297-301—598 (+22); 8. Baylor, 293-306—599 (+23); 9. Kansas State, 312-311—623 (+47).

Top Individuals: 1. Esteban Restrepo, Texas Tech, 69-71—140 (-4); T2. Beau Hossler, 72-69—141 (-3); T2. Kramer Hickok, 71-70—141 (-3); T2. Toni Hakula, 71-70—141 (-3); 5. Matias Dominguez, Texas Tech, 73-70—143 (-1).

K-State Individuals: T32. Daniel Wood, 79-74—153 (+9); T40. Kyle Weldon, 76-81—157 (+13); T40. Seth Smith, 78-79—157 (+13); 44. David Klaudt, 82-77—159 (+15); 45. Alex Carney, 79-90—169 (+25).