Wildcats eyeing good performance at Big 12 Championship


The K-State men’s golf team is set for their second trip to Texas this season to compete in the 2014 Big 12 Championship. The event will run Friday through Sunday at the par-72, 5,021-yard Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas.

The Wildcats are the ninth seed in the tournament and will be paired alongside the seventh and eighth seeds TCU and Kansas, respectively.

“At this point in the season, trust will be the most important facet of the game and our players must focus on each shot and then let the last one go,” head coach Tim Norris told K-State Sports. “On a demanding course like Whispering Pines and with the strong competition in the Big 12, there is no time for self-evaluation or negative self-talk during the round.”

It will be the final Big 12 Championship for Norris, who is set to retire after the season. His scorecard will include seniors Daniel Wood, David Klaudt and Alex Carney; junior Kyle Weldon; and freshman Seth Smith. All but Smith have experience playing at the Big 12 Championship.

The team will look to improve upon last year’s fifth place finish at the event, and take home their first team title in 2013-14.