Wildcats Kick Off Fall Slate at Rod Myers Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State men’s golf team opens its fall season this weekend as the Wildcats will compete in the sixth-annual Rod Myers Invitational, Saturday and Sunday, at the par-72, 7,154-yard Duke University Golf Club in Durham, North Carolina. 

Play will begin with 36 holes on Saturday and the final round on Sunday with a 7:40 a.m. (ET), start both days.

“We are excited for the start of the season,” said head coach Grant Robbins. “Practices have been very competitive leading up to this, and I know the guys are looking forward to competing this weekend. This will be a great test for us against a very strong field.”

The Wildcats will start the fall season with a new scoring lineup, which consists of Kyle Weldon, Jeremy Gandon, Oscar Spolander, Matt Green and Connor Knabe.

Weldon, a senior, returns after redshirting the 2014-15 season. During the 2013-14 campaign, he recorded a team-best stroke average of 73.64 and tallied three top-10 finishes and six top-20 finishes.

Gandon and Spolander will each compete in their first event as Wildcats. Gandon is a freshman from Charpey, France, while Spolander, a native of Sollentuna, Sweden, is a sophomore transfer from West Texas A&M.

Green will return to the scoring lineup after leading the team in most statistical categories in 2014-15 and finishing out the spring season at the 2015 NCAA San Diego Regional. After competing in all 11 events last year, Knabe rounds out the Wildcats’ tournament lineup for the 2015-16 opener. 

Joining K-State at the Rod Myers Invitational will be Duke, Davidson, ECU, Kansas, Liberty, Loyola Maryland, Maryland, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tulsa, UNC Greensboro, UNCW and Wake Forest. 

Live scoring from Durham can be found at www.golfstat.com while updates from the 2015 Rod Myers Invitational will be available at www.k-statesports.com as soon as they are made available following each day of competition.