Andover Central graduate Alex Carney led Kansas State’s golf team to a runner –up finish in a recent tournament.
Carney, a three-time all stater for the Jaguars, placed second in the tournament.
Despite giving up the lead, all eight Wildcat participants finished the tournament in the top 25, including four top 10 individual finishes, led by Carney.
Carney, playing as an individual, entered the final round just two shots behind tournament leader Zach Cabra, a junior from Sam Houston State. The Wildcat senior continued his recent form, firing a three-over par 75 final round, which was good enough to earn silver behind Cabra, who went on to win the event with a total score of three-under par 213 and a final round one-over par 73.
The K-State men’s golf team fell just short of repeating as Jim Colbert Intercollegiate champions Tuesday with a final round 16-over par 304 finish, placing them just two shots behind Sam Houston State at the par-72, 7,486-yard Colbert Hills Golf Course.
The Wildcats entered Tuesday’s action atop the team leaderboard after recording a tournament-best, two-under par 286 second round score Monday afternoon. However, the Wildcats were ultimately unable to fend off the Bearkats and their final round-best score of 12-over par 300 en route to their first team victory of the season.
The Wildcats will be back on the course next Monday and Tuesday in Akron, Ohio at the 2013 Firestone Invitational at the Firestone Country Club.