K-State men’s golf team looks to improve in Tiger Invitational

Then-sophomore Trent Evans chips out of the bunker on hole 8 at Colbert Hills on October 1, 2015 during a team golf practice. (File Photo by Evert Nelson | The Collegian)

After a rough start to their spring 2016-2017 season at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate, the Wildcats look to improve at the Tiger Invitational. The Wildcats take some positive things from the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate as they finished the first day at just one over par.

Most of the low scoring came from sophomores Roland Massimino and Jeremy Gandon. “It was an average day for us overall,” coach Grant Robbins, said to K-State Sports. “We did some good things, but had some mental lapses here and there that kept us from moving up the board.”

On day two the Wildcats struggled, finishing the tournament at 6 over par under tough weather conditions. The Wildcats had to deal with something that is never good for golf: a steady rain.

Massimino and freshman Jacob Eklund led the way for the Wildcats as they both tied for 25th at 3 over par. Both young players look to lead the way and improve in the Tiger Invitational.

“We just have to keep improving,” Robbins said. “Everyone has shown flashes of what we are capable of. We have to be more consistent and be able to put three solid rounds together.”

The Wildcats will try to improve and have a better performance at the Tiger Invitational at Grand National in Opelika, Alabama. The Invitational will have a total of 19 teams competing and will tee off on Sunday and play rounds through Tuesday.