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K-State men’s golf travels to Cowboy Classic

By The Mercury

The Kansas State men’s golf team will travel to the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., Monday and Tuesday to compete in the Wyoming Cowboy Classic.

This will be the final event of regular season play for the Wildcats, who are looking to build momentum heading into the Big 12 Championship later this month.

The Cowboy Classic will tee-off on the par-70, 7,133-yard north course on Monday at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start for the first two rounds. Tuesday’s final round will also tee-off with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.

K-State will use the scoring lineup of senior Kyle Smell, juniors Ben Juffer and Curtis Yonke, sophomore David Klaudt and freshman Kyle Weldon. This will be the second time this season that the Wildcats will use this lineup and the second straight after the five-man group tied for fourth at the Desert Shootout two weeks ago.

Smell and Weldon have been included in all 11 scoring lineups this season. Yonke will see action in his 10th tournament, while Juffer will see action in his ninth event and Klaudt will be in the scoring lineup for the fifth time this season.

K-State was led by Yonke and Juffer at the Desert Shootout, as both finished in the top 20. Yonke ended the event in a tie for 12th place after shooting a 4-underpar 212 over the three days, while Juffer carded a 2-under-par 214 to tie for 17th.

The 23-team field at the Cowboy Classic includes host school Wyoming, Air Force, Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal State Northridge, Colorado, Colorado State, Gonzaga, Kansas, K-State, Nevada, New Mexico State, Northern Colorado, Old Dominion, San Diego, Santa Clara, TCU, Texas Tech, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Utah State, Weber State, Wichita State and Wyoming.

This will be the second time K-State has competed in the classic. Last year, the Wildcats were led by Kyle Smell, who finished at 5-over-par 215 to end tied for 30th, as K-State finished 14th.

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