Feb. 21, 2014
PALM DESERT, Calif. - The Kansas State men's golf team turned in a 3-over 291 and sits in a tie for 11th place after the first round of the 2014 Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate at the par-72, 7,305-yard, TheClassic Club. The Wildcats were led by senior Daniel Wood who fired a 3-under 69 and is currently tied for eighth place.
"Daniel really had a plan together late last fall to be ready to play in February and he is working his plan and planning his work, so this was not a surprise at all," said head coach Tim Norris. "Overall, we had a pretty good day, and I think we stayed fairly close. I am seeing some good things for this early in theseason, just as I did (last week) in San Antonio."
Playing as an individual, freshman Connor Knabe carded a 2-under 70 to round out Monday's play tied for 13th place. Junior Kyle Weldon fired a 1-over par 73 and is currently tied for 50th place.
Senior David Klaudt will enter Saturday's second round tied for 58th at 2-over 74, while freshman Seth Smith is tied for 73rd at 3-over 75. Senior Alex Carney recorded a 10-over 83 on Friday and is tied for 122nd place.
After Friday's opening round, Colorado sits atop the team leaderboard at 16-under 272. The Buffs were paced by overall individual leader Yannick Paul who carded a 6-under 66 and will enter Saturday's actionwith a one-shot lead over Oregon's Thomas Lim.
Second-round action from The Classic Club will begin on Saturday morning with a 7:00 a.m. (PT), shotgun start. Recaps and updates from the 2014 Desert Collegiate can be found at kstatesports.com at the conclusion of each day of competition.