K-State Freshmen Seventh on Golfstat.com Rankings

Jack Watson

Oct. 26, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The newest recruiting class for the Kansas State men's golf team has made an immediate impact on the course, distinguishing themselves as the seventh-best freshmen class in the nation according to Golfstat's Top 25 Freshmen Class Impact Rankings, released on Monday.

The K-State freshmen's average score of 74.37 put them in seventh place among Division 1 schools, with the University of Houston taking the top spot with an average of 73.75.

The ranking can be contributed in large part to Thomas Birdsey and Jack Watson, who lead the Wildcats in stroke average on the season. The duo, who finished third and second, respectively, at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, have been fixtures in the K-State scoring lineup, combining for 27 rounds on the season.

Watson, who has notched two top-10 finishes in just five tournaments as a collegiate golfer, leads the team in rounds even or under par with seven on the season. Birdsey, meanwhile, has had all 15 of his rounds on the season counted towards the Wildcat team score

David Klaudt, who ranks fourth on the team in stroke average, has been a part of the K-State scoring lineup twice this season, while Tyler Norris has played in two tournaments for the Wildcats.
The complete list of the Top 25 Freshman Class Impact Rankings can be found at
www.golfstat.com. K-State wraps up the fall portion of the 2010-11 season when it travels to Stockton, Calif., to participate in the Pacific Invitational, November 1-3, at Brookside Country Club.