K-State Looks to Rebound in Alabama

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State men's golf team will compete for a third-straight week as the Wildcats travel to Opelika, Alabama, for the Tiger Invitational, Sunday through Tuesday, March 6-8, at the par-72, 7,149-yard Grand National Lake Course. The tournament will consist of 18 holes per day with a 7:45 a.m., start to each round.

"This week will be a great opportunity for us," said head coach Grant Robbins. "Grand National is a fantastic golf course and will test every part of our game."

K-State will use the scoring lineup of Matt Green, Trent Evans, Connor Knabe, Seth Smith and Hank Simpson for the third-straight time this spring. The lineup opened the spring slate by finishing fourth at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate but slipped up at the Louisiana Classics by finishing 13th.

Green looks to continue his solid spring campaign in which he has finished in the top-10 in each of the first two tournaments, placing eighth in the Desert Intercollegiate and 10th at the Louisiana Classics. Smith has been just as solid, placing fifth and 17th in the first two events, respectively.

Joining K-State at Grand National is No. 10 Auburn, Akron, Chattanooga, Georgia State, Jacksonville State, Memphis, Mercer, Ole Miss, UNCG, Santa Clara, South Alabama, Troy, Tulsa and VCU.

"It's a strong field, and we are going to need to be very sharp in all phases in order to be successful," said Robbins. "I know the guys are excited and ready to get after it."

Live scoring for the tournament can be found at www.golfstat.com, while updates from the Tiger Invitational will be available at www.kstatesports.com as soon as they are made available following each day of competition.