Men’s golf takes fifth in Mossy Oak Invitational

Head coach Grant Robbins and then-junior 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)

The Kansas State men’s golf team got its fifth top-five finish at the Mossy Oak Invitational on Tuesday, April 12, after placing fifth as a team.

The Wildcats finished the tournament at 3-under par 861.

“Just really proud of the guys this week,” head coach Grant Robbins said to K-State Athletics. “Today wasn’t perfect by any means, but man, they competed, and that’s all you can ask for.”

Freshman Laurenz Schiergen ended the tournament 6-under par 210, including 17 birdies, giving him a tie for fourth place. This was only Schiergen’s fourth tournament as a Wildcat after joining the team at semester.

“Laurie played extremely well this week,” Robbins said to K-State Athletics. “He had a couple of bad breaks today but showed tremendous poise and was able to notch a top-five finish.”

Along with Scheirgen, freshman Nicklaus Mason finished in 12th place, shooting 2-under par 212.

Junior Tim Tillmanns and senior Will Hopkins tied for 46th place in the tournament, shooting 4-over par 220. Sophomore Luke O’Neill finished in 68th place after shooting 8-over par 224.

The Wildcats are scheduled to play in the Hawkeye Invitational on April 16-17 before heading to the Big 12 Championship on April 25-27.