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KSU men take second

By The Mercury

WICHITA — The K- State men’s golf team recorded a second-place finish at the 2012 Diet Pepsi Shocker Classic at the par-71 Wichita Country Club on Tuesday.

The Wildcats’ scoring lineup carded a 2-under 850, jumping one spot on the leaderboard from Monday. 

The Wildcats were topped by host school Wichita State, which won the event with a 54-hole score of 18-under-par 834.

The Shockers’ Julian Taylor and William Woods’ Rafael Becker tied for the top individual spot at 8-under-par 205.

Competing as an individual, freshman Matt Green capped his Wildcat debut with a 7-under 206 (68-67-70) to finish the event in third place, missing the top spot by just one stroke. 

K-State’s scoring lineup was paced by sophomore Kyle Weldon, who notched a 2-under 211, to tie with Wildcat freshman Hank Simpson for seventh place.

Like Green, Simpson also competed as an individual, carding a final-round score of 73, finishing his first event six strokes off the lead.

Junior Alex Carney finished in a tie for 18th, moving up four spots from Monday’s action, as he shot a 1-over 72 in the final round. Carney ended the event with a total score of 1-over 214.

Junior Daniel Wood and senior Ben Juffer finished in a tie for 20th after firing a 2-over 215.

Rounding out the scoring lineup for the Wildcats was senior Curtis Yonke, who recorded a 3-over 216 to finish in a tie for 25th.

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