Wildcats in 11th at David Toms Intercollegiate

Ben Juffer

Oct. 17, 2011

SHREVEPORT, La – Following a 36-hole score of 35-over par on Monday, the Kansas State men's golf team sits in 11th place heading into the final round of the David Toms Intercollegiate at the par 72, 7,015-yard Southern Trace Country Club.

The Wildcats totaled a 22-over par 310 in the morning round at the home course of PGA golfer David Toms, but K-State improved by nine strokes in the afternoon with a 13-over par 301.

“I could not have been more optimistic and positive coming into this tournament,” explained head coach Tim Norris. “Today, we were just not able to recover after a slow start. We played some good golf in stretches, but golf is an 18-hole game, so we were not able to put the scores together. I think managing your expectations is what makes golf so challenging.”

Junior Chase Chamberlin shot a 3-over par 75 and a 4-over par 76 to sit in a tie for 41st with 18 holes left to play.

Rounding out the team’s scoring lineup were Kyle Smell and Ben Juffer, who are tied for 50th at 10-over par 154, while Kyle Weldon and Curtis Yonke are in 55th and 56th, respectively.

Oklahoma leads the team competition at 7-under par 569, six strokes ahead of Mississippi. Sooner golfer Michael Schoolcraft is atop the individual scoring standings after firing off a 6-under par 66 in the first round before an even-par 72 in the afternoon. Louisiana-Lafayette golfer Andrew Noto trails Schoolcraft by two strokes with 18 holes remaining.

K-State will attempt to improve its position in the third and final round of the David Toms Intercollegiate, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., Tuesday morning. Live stats will be available at www.golfstat.com and scores will be posted on www.kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play.

David Toms Intercollegiate
Shreveport, La.
Southern Trace Country Club
Par 72/7,015 yards

Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma, 283-286—569 (-7); 2. Mississippi, 287-288—575 (-1); 3. LSU, 293-287—580 (+4); 4. Tulsa, 287-295—582 (+6); T5. SMU, 294-291—585 (+9); T5. Lamar, 281-304—585 (+9); 7. Louisiana-Lafayette, 296-290—586 (+10); 8. South Alabama, 299-288—587 (+11); 9. Mississippi State, 294-303—597 (+21); 10. Louisiana Tech, 299-302—601 (+25); 11. Kansas State, 310-301—611 (+35).

Top Individuals: 1. Michael Schoolcraft, Oklahoma, 66-72—138 (-6); 2. Andrew Noto, Louisiana-Lafayette 69-71—140 (-4); T3. Joe David, Mississippi, 69-72—141 (-3); T3. John Young Kim, Tulsa, 71-70—141 (-3); T3. Sang Yi, LSU, 71-70—141 (-3).

K-State Individuals: T41. Chase Chamberlin, 75-76—151 (+7); T50. Ben Juffer, 80-74—154 (+10); T50. Kyle Smell, 78-76—154 (+10); 55. Kyle Weldon, 77-80—157 (+13); 56. Curtis Yonke, 83-75—158 (+14).