Men’s golf struggles to find success at Old Waverly Collegiate Championship

Coach Grant Robbins and Ben Fernandez discuss pitching techniques on the driving range during practice on April 15, 2019 at Colbert Hills golf course. (Archive Photo by Brooke Barrett | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State finished in last place with Southern Mississippi at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship hosted by Mississippi State in West Point, Mississippi.

Senior George Clarke led K-State on Sunday finishing 1-under with a 71 on Sunday. He was the only Wildcat to finish under par on the day. Clarke moved up 10 spots on the leaderboard in a tie for 72nd at 10-over par 226.

Junior Will Hopkins posted the best overall score for the Wildcats during the 54-hole weekend carding 4-over par 220 to tie for 46th on the weekend.

Sophomore Tim Tillmanns could not find success in the latter half of the weekend, shooting 10-over par, 82, on Sunday’s final round. Tillmanns would finish two strokes behind Hopkins at 6-over par 222, placing him in a tie for 58th.

Sophomore Riccardo Leo finished one stroke behind Tillmanns tied for 62nd shooting 7-over par 223 on the weekend, and freshman Luke O’Neill finished tied for 86th after carding a 9-over par 225 on the weekend.

No. 13 Georgia came away with the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship title finishing 20-under par 844 on the weekend. The Bulldogs finished 10 strokes ahead of the second-place Mississippi State.

The Wildcats will return to the course for the Missouri Tiger Invitational, the first of three-straight tournaments in the midwest region starting on April 5-6.