Wildcats Finish at Bill Ross Intercollegiate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Junior Ross Geubelle and freshman Ben Juffer of the Kansas State men's golf team finished their rounds as individuals Tuesday at the 2009 Bill Ross Intercollegiate. The event was played at par 72 7,318-yard Blue Hill Country Club.

Geubelle enter the final round in a tie for 48th place but finished tied for 52nd place after firing an 8-over par 80.

"Ross has been struggling a lot off the tee," said head coach Tim Norris. "He got off to a horrendous start but battled back big in the end."

After carding his best 18-hole score of his career in Monday's second round, Juffer stumbled in the final round carding a 10-over par 82 giving him a  total score of 22-over par 238 to finish in 55th place after posting

"Ben had his driver squared away pretty good today," said Norris. "He was a little ineffective with the irons which left him with a lot of long putts."

Central Arkansas finished in first place after carding a 16-over par 880. Dustin Garza of Wichita State took home his second individual crown of the season as he finished with the only sub-par score in the tournament at 5-under par 211.

"It was a good learning experience for the guys. It was a pretty demanding golf course that really let them know where their inadequacies are before qualifying Wednesday and Thursday," said Norris.

The next team tournament for K-State is in Las Cruces, N.M., as the Wildcats compete in the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday, October 26 and 27.

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