Freshmen Golfers Among Nation's Best

MANHATTAN, Kan.   With the fall portion NCAA Division I men’s golf season coming to an end, the Kansas State men’s golf team finished the first half of the 2006-07 season ranked No. 19 on Golfstat’s Freshman Class Impact Rankings.


The rankings, which consist of the top-25 teams with at least one freshman in its top five, are calculated by relative strength, with the best possible score being 1,000. The Wildcats checked in with a relative strength of 199.723, just over 173 points shy of No. 1 Clemson.


“I think from top to bottom we are very good this year,” said head coach Tim Norris.  “Being so young and being able to say that is a very positive thing. I see these guys getting better and better. When you bring in a young group and you look down the road a couple of years, to have three or four seniors is going to be pretty exciting.”


Furthermore, K-State is one of only four schools on the list to have as many as three players in its top five, as 19 schools made the list with just two.


For more information on Golfstat’s Freshman Class Impact Rankings, please visit Click on the men’s drop-down box to Top Freshmen.’