Nov. 19, 2013
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State men's golf coach Tim Norris announced the signing of two golfers to National Letters of Intent Tuesday as Trent Evans and Adam Lechner (Leck-ner) are set to join the Wildcat golf team next season.
"Both Trent and Adam have the qualities that will allow them to take their games to higher levels - a strong work ethic, emotional stability on the course and a passion for the game," said Norris.
During his time at Edmond (Okla.) Memorial High School, Evans' prep career highlights included firing a 10-under 61 in the 2011 PGA South Central Section Junior event at River Oaks Country Club in Edmond, Okla., at age 14. Evans captured a win in the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour's 2013 Kickoff Classic at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club as he carded a 4-under 140 to finish ahead of the 60-player field. Also in 2013, Evans shot a 71 in the rain-shortened Red River Team Challenge at Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore, Okla., where he won a seven-player playoff to finish in fifth place.
"When a 14-year old golfer posts a score of 61, you know there are some intangibles that the player possesses. Trent has continued to refine his game, looking to the long term rather than playing tournament golf on a weekly basis this past summer. I am very impressed by Trent and the way he sticks to his plan."
Lechner comes to K-State after a successful career at Kearney (Mo.) High School, where he was named to the Missouri All-State Class 3 team and the Kansas City All-Metro team as a sophomore and junior. Over the past two seasons, he turned in a second-place finish in the 2012 Missouri Class 3 Championship and a sixth-place finish in the 2013 Class 4 Championship. Lechner earned all-district and all-conference honors from 2011-13 and led the Bearcats to a district championship as a junior and a pair of conference titles as a freshman and sophomore. Last summer, Lechner carded a fifth-place finish in the 2013 Missouri Junior Amateur.
"Adam has had great balance in his life as he is a swimmer who has advanced to state high school championship level, an accomplished saxophonist and an exceptional golfer. It takes a very disciplined young person to excel at all these activities while being a great student. I know Adam looks forward to the challenges of playing college golf for the Wildcats."
K-State will be back in action this spring as the Wildcats will travel to San Antonio, Texas, to compete in the 2014 UTSA Invitational, Feb. 10-11, at the par-71, 6,765-yard Oak Hill Country Club.