K-State to Compete in WSU Snowman Getaway

Ben Juffer

Feb. 22, 2013

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State men’s golf team continues its spring slate as the Wildcats travels south to compete in the 2013 Snowman Getaway, hosted by Washington State, February 25-26, at the par-72, 7,015-yard Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz.

The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday, with each day’s action beginning with an 8:00 a.m., shotgun start.

"Our team is very familiar with the Palm Valley course,” said head coach Tim Norris. “It presents a good challenge with plenty of birdie opportunities with well-played approach shots. I feel the team is in good shape considering it is February. The focus for each player will be to not over-think their mechanics and just let it go.”

The Wildcat scoring lineup will consist of senior co-captains Ben Juffer and Curtis Yonke, junior David Wood, sophomore Kyle Weldon and freshman Matt Green. Junior David Klaudt will compete as an individual.

Juffer opened up the spring season by tying for 16th place in the Oak Hills Invitational, with a 6-over 219, marking the fourth time that Juffer has recorded a top-20 finish this season. Yonke carded an 8-over 221 en route to tying for 25th place in the Wildcats’ last event.

The trio of Wood, Weldon and Green have a combined seven top-20 finishes this season and will look to get back on track after a disappointing start to the spring campaign.

Klaudt’s best finish of the season came in the 2012 Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, where he tied for sixth place after firing an 11-over 227.

In addition to K-State, the field for the WSU Snowman Getaway will consist of Air Force, Gonzaga, Loyola (Md.), Minnesota, Missouri, Missouri State, Seattle, Southern Illinois Edwardsville, St. Johns, UMKC, UNC Greensboro and Utah Valley.

Live scoring updates will be available throughout the event at golfstat.com. Post-event recaps and results will be available at kstatesports.com at the conclusion of play on Monday and Tuesday.