Men’s golf team finishes fall season on high note


The Wildcats played their final tournament of the season as they participated in the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, Calif.

Just like the women’s team did last week, the men finished their fall season on a positive note, according to head coach Tim Norris.

“We put ourselves in a good position this week and that was a really good step,” Norris said. “We had just a few missed opportunities today, but overall it was a very positive week. We just have to get a little bit better. When we do play well, we are a pretty good team.”

K-State finished in a tie for sixth place with Denver University. The Wildcats finished behind Oregon State, Nevada, Colorado State, UNC Charlotte and Pacific University. The team, besides having a strong performance as a team, also had many individuals that played very well, according to Norris.

Freshman Kyle Weldon, who finished in a tie for 18th place on the tournament, shot a 1-under on the final round. Coach Norris said he knows the talent he has with the freshman.

“Kyle Weldon finished up a great first semester for a freshman golfer,” Norris said. “He went around all of these courses for the first time and did awfully well.”

As good as Weldon was, it was Curtis Yonke that had the best overall tournament for the Wildcats.

Yonke finished the tournament a 3 over par, which placed him in a tie for 12th place in the tournament.

Ben Juffer, Chase Chamberlin and Kyle Smell were the other players that were on the Wildcat lineup.

Norris saw a lot of good from his team during the fall season as it came to an end.

“I think everybody can pull out a lot of positives from this fall season. We just need to get rested up and recharged to get ready for the spring. There is loads of potential for this team, but we need to break through that potential,” he said.

The Wildcats now have some time off as they do not participate in a tournament until Feb. 13-14. That will be the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational in San Antonio.