Wildcats Finish Schenkel Invitational in 14th

STATESBORO, Ga. – The Kansas State men’s golf team concluded the Schenkel Invitational on Sunday, finishing in 14th place with a score of 38-over par 902.

“There was some improvement today,” said head coach Grant Robbins. “I was really proud of Jacob (Eklund), he was very steady and gave us a solid round. We have to put this tournament behind us, learn what we can from it and move on. What happened this week was not who we are or who we are going to be. I am confident we will bounce back next tournament.”

Eklund continued his climb on the leaderboard, improving 11 spots to a tie for 29th. After posting an opening round score of 3-over par 75, the Carbondale, Illinois, freshman carded an even-par 72 on Saturday and shot a 1-under 71 on Sunday to finish the tournament at 2-over par 218.

Roland Massimino, a sophomore who finished the second round in a tie for 67th, moved up the leaderboard two spots to 65th place at 13-over par 229. Senior Matt Green and sophomore Jeremy Gandon met in a tie for 68th place, each carding a 14-over par 230 score. Freshman Ben Fernandez finished the tournament at 22-over par 238.

Florida won the event at 18-under par 846, which included a 6-under par 282 in the final round. Vanderbilt’s Patrick Martin carded a 6-under par 66 on Sunday to move from a tie to eighth to an individual victory at 12-under par 204.

Kansas State will be back in action April 3-4, as the Wildcats travel to West Point, Mississippi, to play in the Old Waverly Invitational. 

Schenkel Invitational
Statesboro, Ga.
Forest Heights Golf Course
Par 72, 6,957 Yards

Team Scores: 1. Florida, 282-282-282--846, (-18); 2. Georgia Southern, 280-276-292--848, (-16); 3. Vanderbilt 283-280-286--849, (-15); 4. North Carolina State 286-278-295--849, (-15); 5.  Kentucky, 293-284-283--860, (-5) 6. Iowa, 281-294-287--862 (-2); 7. Jacksonville, 284-290-290--864, (E); T8. Lipscomb University, 281-287-300--868, (+4); T8. UAB 283-297-288--868 (+4); 10. North Florida 290-298-281--577, (+1); 11.) College of Charleston, 279-298-297--874, (+10); 12. East Tennessee State 284-293-299--875, (+11); 13. Notre Dame 297-292-299--888, (+24); 14. Kansas State 304-301-297--902, (+38)
Top Individuals: 1. Patrick Martin, Vanderbilt, 70-68-66--204, (-12); 2. R.J Keur, UAB, 70-68-68--206, (-10); 3. Sam Horsfield, Florida, 68-69-70--207, (-9), 4. Benjamin Shipp, North Carolina State, 69-67-72--208, (-8); 

K-State Individuals: T29. Jacob Eklund, 75-72-71--218, (+2); T65. Roland Massimino, 80-73-76--229, (+13); T68. Matt Green, 73-80-77--230, (+14); T68. Jeremy Gandon, 73-80-77--230, (+14); 79. Ben Fernandez, 84-76-78--238