Cats Look to Continue Strong Start at UTA Invitational

Chase Chamberlin

Sept. 16, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Coming off a second place finish at the Shocker Classic last week, the Kansas State men's golf team will compete in its second tournament of the year at the UTA/Waterchase Invitational, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 19-20, at the Waterchase Golf Course in Arlington, Texas. The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Monday, followed by 18 holes on Tuesday, beginning at 8:00 a.m., each day.

K-State will send four of its five members from last week's scoring lineup. The Wildcats were led by top-10 finishes from Curtis Yonke, Kyle Smell and Ben Juffer. They also received a solid performance from junior Chase Chamberlin, who finished 12th. New to this week's lineup will be Kyle Weldon, who competed as an individual last week and tied for 15th.

The strong outing in the season opener has head coach Tim Norris and the Wildcats optimistic for a competitive 2011-12 campaign. The second place team honors at the Shocker Classic was the best finish in a season-opening event since K-State won the 2009 Jim Colbert Intercollegiate. The 54-hole team score of 6-under par marked the first time in the past 10 seasons the Wildcats opened the fall slate with a team score under par.

Kansas State will be joined at the UTA/Waterchase Invitational by Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Houston
Baptist, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, Mercer, Nicholls State, Sam Houston State, Southern
Illinois, Southern Mississippi, Stephen F. Austin, Texas State, UT Arlington, UT Pan American, UT San Antonio and
Wichita State.

The Wildcats will be making their first ever appearance at the annual UTA/Waterchase Invitational. North Texas won
the 2010 invitational with a 20-under par score of 844.

Results of the 2011 UTA/Waterchase Invitational will be posted on at the conclusion of play on Monday and Tuesday.