Although the K-State men’s golf team was nowhere near the top of the leaderboard at the Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship, the team’s play in the final round Wednesday was encouraging for first-year head coach Grant Robbins.
“This was a tough way to end the season, but I’m proud of the guys for the way they handled themselves,” Robbins told K-State Sports.
The Wildcats finished in ninth place with a 89-over par 1,209 for the three-day event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The team, however, shot their lowest round total of the tournament Wednesday with a 16-over par 296.
The duo of sophomores Matt Green and Hank Simpson helped lead the charge Wednesday. Green’s steady play throughout the tournament earned him a top-20 finish with a score of 16-over par 296. Simpson’s day was highlighted by birdies on three-straight holes. He finished Wednesday’s final round at four-over par 74.
While the Wildcats were fighting at the bottom of the leaderboard, it was Texas who continued its mastery of the course by sweeping the team and individual competition. The Longhorns’ Scottie Scheffler was the lone competitor to card a score at even par, which was good enough to crown him with the Big 12 individual title.