Pair of Wildcats Open Play at U.S. Amateur Monday
Aug. 10, 2012
Weldon, a sophomore for the 2012-13 season, will tee off at 10 a.m. (CT), from hole No. 10 at Cherry Hills. A product of Des Peres, Mo., Weldon advanced to his first U.S. Amateur by winning the St. Louis Qualifier at Gateway National Golf Links with a 2-under par 140, three shots better than a duo that tied for second place.
As a freshman, Weldon finished second on the team with a 74.14 stroke average and placed in the top 20 on five occasions, including a season-best fifth-place showing at the UTA/Waterchase Invitational last September.
A native of Overland Park, Kan., Smell also qualified for his first U.S. Amateur and will open play at 3:15 p.m. (CT), on Monday. The former Wildcat qualified for the event by winning the Wichita Qualifier with a 36-hole score of 4-over par 146. Smell completed his Wildcat career last season by finishing fourth on the squad with a 74.24 stroke average and a pair of top-10 finishes.
For more information on the 2012 U.S. Amateur, please visit www.usga.org.
Kansas State opens the 2012-13 season with a trip to Wichita, Kan., for the Shocker Classic, September 10-11, at Wichita Country Club. The Wildcats will host the annual Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, Monday and Tuesday, October 1 and 2, at Colbert Hills. The event is free and open to the public.