K-State sees improvement despite 11th-place finish in Gary Koch Invitational


The K-State men’s golf team’s run at the Gary Koch Invitational in Gaston, North Carolina concluded Tuesday and though the Wildcats failed to move up the leaderboard, they did improve seven strokes from their previous round best.

K-State head coach Grant Robbins’ team carded a six-over par 294 in Tuesday’s third and final round to finish 33-over par 897 and in 11th place.

“Overall, we played a little better today,” Robbins said to K-State Sports. “With the rain last night, the greens were much softer which made the course more scorable. We just did not make enough putts and did not really get any momentum.”

The team was led by redshirt sophomore Matt Green who finished with a final round of one-over par to finish tied for 32nd. Freshman Trent Evans bounced back from two eight-over par rounds Monday to lower his score by six strokes in the final round. Sophomores Seth Smith and Connor Knabe finished tied for 36th with a total seven-over par 223.

K-State will return to the course at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate on April 18-19 in Iowa City, Iowa.