Two Cats Compete at Bill Ross Intercollegiate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas State men's golf team sent junior Ross Geubelle and freshman Ben Juffer to compete as individuals at the 2009 Bill Ross Intercollegiate, which began Monday.

Geubelle started the day with a 6-over par 78 at the par 72, 7,318-yard Blue Hill Country Club. In the second round Geubelle carded a 7-over par 79 to sit in a tie for 48th place heading into the final round.

"Ross birdied his last two holes this afternoon so he ended on a good note on a difficult golf course," said head coach Tim Norris. "You have to drive it down the fairways but they are very narrow, and the greens are big but really hard to get the ball close to the hole. He had a couple balls out of play off the tee that kind of hurt him, but he finished the day strong."

In the first round, Juffer fired a 10-over par 82, but he rebounded to card the lowest 18-hole score of his career when he turned in a 2-over par 74 in round two. Juffer is in a tie for 42nd place going into the final round.

"Ben looked a little nervous this morning. He got off to a bad start and didn't end well this morning," said Norris. "This afternoon he really played well. He looked more comfortable in all aspects of the game. He has a real bright future. It was a good trip to get him over here competing and tomorrow hopefully he can shave a couple more strokes off his round."

Freshman Chase Chamberlin, who was slated to compete in the event, fell ill and did not make the trip to Kansas City.

Central Arkansas is in first place at 6-over par 582. Dustin Garza of Wichita State is in the individual lead at 2-under par 140.

Geubelle and Juffer will tee off Tuesday with a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. Final results for the Bill Ross Intercollegiate will be available at as soon as they are made available.