Trio of Former Cats Shine on Pro Circuit

MANHATTAN, Kan. - With the spring golf season underway, many former Kansas State golfers have been having success on the professional tours.

Aaron Watkins, a 2004 graduate, advanced to a playoff at the PGA Nationwide Tour's Pacific Rubiales Bogotá Open in Columbia. Watkins, who carded a final-round 3-under par 68 to tie Steve Pate at 11-under 273, lost in the playoff. The second-place finish earned Watkins $64,800. In four events this season on the Nationwide Tour, Watkins is sixth on the money list with $73,773.

A 2006 graduate, Ben Kern is competing at a high level on The Gateway Tour. Kern finished in eighth place last week at the Desert Winter Seven. Kern won $3,500 in the event, which pushed him over $15,000 mark in the seven events.

Lastly, Robert Streb, a 2009 graduate, competed in his first professional event on the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour in Ocala, Fla., where he finished tied for 28th place and won $1,529.

The current Wildcat golf team is in action at the Fresno State Lexus Classic. For live scoring, log on to golfstat.com.

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