Wood, Yonke Named to All-American Scholars List

Kyle Weldon

July 25, 2013

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State men’s golfers Daniel Wood and Curtis Yonke were named to the 2013 Cleveland/Srixon Division I All-American Scholar team as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The duo was two of 152 Division I players to earn the honor, while K-State was the only program in the Big 12 to have multiple recipients earn the accolade.    

A junior during the 2012-13 season, Wood competed in a team-high-tying 12 tournaments after returning to K-State from a two-year church mission in the Dominican Republic. He recorded the second-lowest stroke average (73.47) on the Wildcat roster, while turning in one top-five, one top-10 and two top-20 finishes on the year.

A 2013 graduate of K-State, Yonke capped his Wildcat career by tying for 10th place in the 2013 Big 12 Championship, which earned him all-conference honors. In his final season in Manhattan, Yonke led the team in multiple statistical categories, including lowest stroke average (72.58) and most top-20 finishes (5). The Overland Park, Kan., native is currently competing in the professional summer circuit.

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.