January 29, 2023

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Males’s golf finishes historic fall season

Tim Tillmanns rigorously locations the ball throughout the first spherical of the Huge 12 Golf Championship at Prairie Dunes Nation Membership on April 26, 2021. (Archive picture by Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State males’s golf fall season concluded on Oct. 19, marking the tip of the workforce’s most successful season in workforce historical past.

The season kicked off with the Wildcats fittingly claiming the title on the Wildcat Invitational. The workforce used their house course benefit at Manhattan’s Colbert Hills Golf Membership with all 5 scoring lineup members — redshirt sophomore Cooper Schultz, senior Will Hopkins, graduate switch Grayson Blunt, junior Luke O’Neill and sophomore Laurenz Schiergen — ending within the prime 15.

Schultz dominated particularly, claiming the person title simply forward of teammates Hopkins and sophomore Nicklaus Mason who completed second and third respectively. 

The Wildcats carried their momentum from the season opener into the Outdated City Collegiate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They took the crown by one stroke over the match host college Wake Forest. The 5 lineup members of Schultz, Hopkins, Mason, senior Tim Tillmanns and Schiergen all completed with the identical rating of 1 below par.

After the victory at Outdated City, the Wildcats started to obtain extra consideration. The workforce entered the highest 25 at No. 21 within the coaches ballot, Schultz was named Huge 12 Males’s Golfer of the Month and head coach Grant Robbins signed a contract extension by way of the 2026-27 season.

Okay-State received back-to-back tournaments for the primary time since 2009 and 1983 for consecutive season-opening victories. The Oregon State Invitational adopted, giving the Wildcats an opportunity for the primary three consecutive championships at school historical past.

The Wildcats momentum carried, making historical past on the invitational with the workforce’s third consecutive championship after a dominating 3-under-par efficiency, 14 strokes higher than second place Washington State. Mason led the Wildcats, ending 2 below par and claiming a share of the person third place title.

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The workforce then confronted its hardest problem but within the Huge 12 Match Play Event. The Wildcats opened with a victory over the reigning NCAA champion Texas Longhorns and tied the nationally top-ranked workforce Texas Tech. Momentum began to fade by the tip of the match with the Wildcats ending sixth, their solely time not claiming first at a match this season.

The Wildcats are on tempo for the bottom workforce stroke common in workforce historical past. Their spring season begins on February 13 on the Cell Bay Intercollegiate in Cell, Alabama.