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K-State men’s golf 9th after Saturday

By The Mercury

TRINITY, Texas — The K-State men’s golf team finished third-round play Saturday at the 2012 Big 12 Championships in ninth place at the par-72, 7,330-yard Whispering Pines Golf Club.

Following two rounds on Friday and Saturday’s single round, the Wildcats sit at 54-over-par 918.

Entering the day at 35 over par, K-State finished Saturday’s 18 holes at 19-over-par 307. The Wildcats enter today’s fourth and final round just five strokes shy of eighth.

K-State’s Kyle Weldon leads the squad in 21st place after carding a 5-over-par 77 on Saturday. Added to his 5-over-par 149 from Friday, he now sits with a 10-over-par 226 going into the final round.

Two strokes behind Weldon is Curtis Yonke, who sits in 30th place after shooting a 7-over-par 79 on the day.

Ben Juffer was the top Wildcat on Saturday by carding a 4-over-par 76 to add to his 13-over-par 157 from Friday to sit tied for 38th place after three rounds with a 17-over-par 233.

David Klaudt climbed the leaderboard three spots on Saturday to end the day tied for 42nd place with a 19-over-par 235. Rounding out K-State’s lineup, Kyle Smell ended the day tied for 46th place after shooting a 9-over-par 81 on Saturday.

No. 15 Texas A&M continues to lead the championship field after Saturday’s round, carding a 2-under-par 286 on the day. Combined with its 6-over-par 582 on Friday, the Aggies sit with a 4-over-par 868 going into today’s final round.

Oklahoma’s Abraham Ancer also held on to his individual lead during Saturday’s third round after shooting a 3-under-par 69. He holds a 6-under-par 210 score going into today.

K-State it paired with Kansas for the fourth and final round of the Big 12 Championships, teeing off from holes No. 1 and No. 10 today at 8 a.m.

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