Pair of Wildcat golfers in top 10 after second round in Alabama

(Photo Courtesy of Scott Weaver | K-State Athletics)

After starting the second day of the Tiger Invitational tied for third place, the K-State men’s golf team finished Monday’s second round three shots better with an 11-over par 587.

Unfortunately for the Wildcats, while they have improved their play over the past two days, so has their competition. K-State dropped three spots to sixth place Monday with five teams shooting even par or better in the second round.

Monday, at the Par 72 Grand National Lake Course in Opelika, Alabama, head coach Grant Robbins’ team managed to put together a four-over par 292 in the second round after shooting a seven-over par 295 to open the tournament.

“I really like the way the guys are competing,” Robbins said to K-State Sports following the second round. “If we can stay focused on the things we can control, like our attitude and mindset, we have a chance tomorrow for a good finish.”

After shooting an even-par 72 on day one, redshirt sophomore Matt Green improved with a three-under par performance Monday to remain tied for seventh place at three-under par 141.

Another Wildcat who finished the day in the top 10 was sophomore Seth Smith, who matched his one-under par day-one performance to slide five places into a tie for 10th place. Overall, Smith sits at two-under par 142.

Rounding out the top three for K-State was sophomore Connor Knabe who slid 18 spots from the first round to finish the day Monday at 36th place with a score of five-over par 149.

K-State has one final chance to improve their performance in the Tiger Invitational, with the third and final round beginning at 7:45 a.m. today.