The K-State men’s golf team finished tied for third place after the first day of the Tiger Invitational on the Grand National Lake Golf Course in Opelika, Alabama, with a 7-over par 295 score.
“I thought we did a really good job hanging in there today,” K-State head coach Grant Robbins said to K-State Sports following the first round. “We made some mistakes, but every one of our guys bounced back after a bad hole and stayed committed to the process.”
Bounce back they did. K-State had two golfers finish the first day in the top 10, with sophomore Seth Smith and redshirt sophomore Matt Green tying for fifth- and seventh-place, respectively.
Smith finished with four birdies and four bogies to finish with a 1-under par 71. With three bogies and a costly double bogie to start the day, Green finished the day with five-birdies to finish at an even-par 72 heading into the second day.
The team still has two days of the tournament to look forward to, as day two kicks off today at 9:15 a.m. in Alabama.