Slate: Golfers struggle at Regionals

Meanwhile, a couple of BatCats earn conference honors.

Previously on BotC…

As Game of Thrones hurtles towards its inevitable conclusion, Luke Sobba laments the characters’ increasingly Pyrrhic victories in his weekly recap: The Bells Toll on the Seven Kingdoms.

Golf

At the NCAA Athens Regional, three Kansas State golfers set out to prove—as individuals—that the team had been wrongly snubbed. After a day’s play, they may not have achieved that objective exactly.

Jacob Eklund is low Wildcat so far, at 3-over par 74 and tied for 32nd. Jeremy Gandon and Roland Massimino had a much tougher time, finishing the day at 5-over, tied for 50th place.

Play continues today, with Massimino teeing off first around 8:30 AM CT.

Baseball

A couple of Kansas State baseball players won weekly Big 12 honors for their efforts over the weekend.

Terrence Spurlin was named Big 12 Player of the Week for his three-hit performance in consecutive games against West Virginia. Spurlin homered twice and drove in four runs on Saturday against the ‘Eers and then went 3-of-4 on Sunday.

Junior Chris Ceballos was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for equaling Spurlin’s six hits over the weekend. He went 3-of-5 with a homerun against Texas Southern last week and then followed up with a two-homerun performance in the Saturday win over West Virginia.

Track

Helene Ingvaldsen took gold in the hammer throw at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships on Friday. This was not an unexpected result, as she was already the top-ranked hammer thrower in the conference, and the leader of Kansas State’s “Bomb Squad.” (They need a new nickname, OMG).

For most people, carrying the mantle might have been a lot of pressure, but Ingvaldsen is not most people. The Norwegian had previously made the finals at various international events and had learned how to handle the pressure. She also learned plenty from her “American family,” including previous hammer throw champions Janeé Kassanavoid and Sara Savatovic.

Football

Head coach Chris Klieman spent some time at the Kansas Speedway this weekend, rubbing elbows with NASCAR driver (and massive Kansas fan) Clint Bowyer. He also took the time to talk about Jordon Brown, a running back transferring to Kansas State from North Carolina.

Brown will provide some much needed depth at running back. He joins another transfer, James Gilbert, in the backfield, and this summer, a quarter of talent—Joe Ervin, Thomas Grayson, Clyde Price and Jacardia Wright—will be added to the mix.

Source: Bring on the Cats