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Cartens hired as assistant for men’s golf

By The Mercury

Cullen Carstens, who has served as an assistant at both Oklahoma State and Jacksonville State, has been hired as an assistant coach for the Kansas State men’s golf program, head coach Grant Robbins announced Tuesday.

Carstens, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s programs at Jacksonville State, is no stranger to the Big 12 as he served as a volunteer assistant coach at Oklahoma State from 2009-11. He traveled with both the men’s and women’s teams to numerous events as well as helping with recruiting efforts and developing various practice drills and competitions to help player development for both programs.

Between stints at JSU and OSU, Carstens gained professional experience as he was a caddy for Peter Uihlein on the European Professional Golf Association and European Challenge Professional Golf tours. In addition, Carstens caddied at the 2011 Transitions Championships, 2011 AT&T National and the 2012 Puerto Rico Open PGA tour events.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Carstens played collegiately for his father, Randy, at Missouri Baptist University. He was named an NAIA Academic All-American in 2006 and 2007 in addition to being a First Team All-American Midwest Conference selection in 2004 and 2007. He also earned NAIA Region V First Team All-Region accolades in 2004 after claiming medalist honors at the regional tournament.

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