Wildcats Open Play at St. Mary's Invitational

Alex Carney

Sept. 24, 2012

MONTEREY, Calif. - The Kansas State men's golf team recorded a 25-over 313 in opening-round action of the St. Mary's Invitational at the Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course on Monday. The Wildcats were in 14th place following the opening round, and the second round was scheduled to finish late Monday night due to play being on the west coast.

Senior Ben Juffer paced the Wildcats in round one as he fired a 3-over par 75 and trailed tournament leaders Rufie Fessler (Fresno State) and Mac McClung (St. Mary's) by five shots. The West Des Moines, Iowa, native was in a tie for 22nd place heading into the second round of play. 

Junior Daniel Wood carded a 6-over 77, while fellow junior Alex Carney was three shots back at 8-over 80 in the first round.

After shining in their Wildcat debut, freshmen Matt Green and Hank Simpson got off to a slow start during Monday's opening round. Green recorded a 9-over 81, while Simpson tallied a 10-over 82 over the first 18 holes.

Live scoring updates will be available throughout the tournament at www.golfstat.com. A recap of the entire tournament will be available at www.k-statesports.com at the conclusion of the tournament on Tuesday.

St. Mary's Invitational
Monterey, Calif.
Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course
Par 72/7,104 yards

Team Scores: 1. Fresno State, 289 (+1); 2. St. Mary's  292 (+4); 3. Oregon, 296 (+8); T4. Santa Clara 301 (+13); T4. UC Irvine 301 (+13); 6. Western Carolina, 303 (+15); T7. San Francisco, 304 (+16); T7. Cal Poly, 304 (+16) T7. Samford, 304 (+16); 10. Kentucky, 305 (+17); 11. Florida Gulf Coast, 306 (+18); 12. Loyola Marymount, 307 (+19); 13. CSU Northridge, 309 (+21); 14. K-State, 313 (+25); 15. Sacramento St., 315 (+27).

Top Individuals: T1. Rufie Simpson, Fresno St., 70 (-2); T1. Mac McClung, St. Mary's, 70 (-2); T5. Troix Tonkham, Fresno St., 72 (E); T5. Sulman Raza, Oregon, 72 (E); T5. Scott Lowe, Santa Clara, 72 (E); T5. Travis Russell, UC Irvine, 72 (E); T5. Mathias Boesmans, Florida Gulf Coast, 72 (E); T5. Ryan Williams, Sacramento St., 72 (E).

K-State Individuals: T25. Ben Juffer, 75 (+3); T44. Daniel Wood, 77 (+5); T65. Alex Carney, 80 (+18), T69. Matt Green, 81 (+9), T72. Hank Simpson, 82 (+10).