Yonke leads Wildcats on first day of Fresno Classic

By The Mercury

FRESNO, Calif. — The Kansas State men’s golf team finished two rounds of play at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic in a tie for for 10th place at the Fort Washington Country Club on Monday.

K-State shot a 13-over-par 733 on the day, carding a 13-over-par 373 in round 1 before improving to even-par 360 in round 2. The team is currently tied with Brigham Young and will look to climb the leaderboard during the final round on Tuesday.

K-State’s Curtis Yonke was tied for 25th after the first round, but he climbed the leaderboard and ended the day tied for fourth with five other competitors. He shot a 4-under-par 140 for the day, carding a even-par 72 in the first round and a 4-under-par 68 in the second round.

Kyle Smell carded a 3-over-par performance, shooting a 3-over-par 75 in round 1, and an even-par 72 in round 2. He currently sits tied for 47th place.

David Klaudt is tied for 50th, shooting a 3-over-par 75 in the first round and a 1-over-par in round 2 to create a 4-over-par 148 score moving into Tuesday. Tied with Klaudt is Kyle Weldon, who improved six shots in the second round to 1-under-par 71 after carding a 5-over-par-77 in the morning.

Rounding out the Wildcats’ lineup, Tyler Norris sits tied for 81st place, shooting a 10-over-par 154 throughout the two rounds, while Alex Carney was 12-over-par on the day.

Oregon State currently leads the Classic’s field, tallying a 13-under-par 707 performance by notching a 5-under-par 355 in round one and a 8-under-par 352 in round two. UC Irvine’s Michael Yang sits atop the individuals, carding a 9-under-par 135 on the day.

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