ZIONSVILLE, Ind. - The Kansas State men's golf team carded a 15-over par 299 in Sunday's final round at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate to finish in ninth place in its first tournament of the 2009-10 season at the par 71, 7,195-yard Wolf Run Golf Club.
"The course was very tough again today," said head coach Tim Norris. "Mitch (Gregson) and Joe (Kinney) played great tournaments for us, but if we had a little bit more support we would have been pretty decent this week."
Kansas State shot a 54-hole score of 33-over par 885, three shots behind Penn State for seventh place.
Illinois won the event with a 5-under par 847. North Florida followed in second place, posting an 8-over par 860. Host school Indiana came in third, while Michigan and Iowa State rounded out the top 5.
Sean Dale of North Florida took home the individual title with an 11-under par 202. In second place was Scott Langley of Illinois with a 10-under par 203.
Gregson posted an even-par 71 Sunday, giving him a three-round total of 2-under par 211, finishing tied with fellow Wildcat Kinney for fifth place.
"Joe is very capable," said Norris. "He has a great opportunity with Robert Streb graduating after last season. He is going to be able to step right in and help us have a fabulous year once we get everyone going at the same time. Joe has worked extremely hard all summer and has done the things he needed to do to get better. It is very encouraging to see a player work as hard as he did and get these types of results."
Senior Joe Ida finished tied for 66th after firing an 18-over par 231. Ross Geubelle carded a 19-over par 232 and finished tied for 70th. Freshman Chase Chamberlin finished the tournament tied for 81st after shooting a 29-over par 242.
Following a week off, the Wildcats will host the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, Sept. 21 and 22, at Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan. This will be the only home event for the men's golf team this season and the event is free to the public.
Wolf Run Golf Club
Par 71 7,195 yards
Team Scores: 1.Illinois, 281-282-284-847 (-5); 2. North Florida, 280-294-286-860 (+8); 3. Indiana, 298-288-285-871 (+19); 4. Michigan, 293-294-287-874 (+22); 5. Iowa State, 290-294-291-875 (+23); 6. UCF 286-289-301-876 (+24); 7. Tulsa, 302-282-296-880 (+28); 8. Penn State 292-292-298-882 (+30); 9. Kansas State, 297-289-299-885 (+33); 10. Louisville, 296-302-288-886 (+34); 11. Eastern Michigan, 296-297-299-892 (+40); 12. Purdue, 305-293-297-895 (+43); 13. Ball State, 306-287-306-899 (+47); 14. Missouri, 301-295-304-900 (+48); 15. Kentucky, 303-306-302-911 (+49); 16. Toledo, 299-315-305-919 (+67); 17. IUPUI, 333-332-339-1004 (+152)
Top Individuals: 1. Sean Dale, N. Florida, 66-69-67-202 (-11); 2. Scott Langley, Illinois, 68-66-69-203 (-10); 3. Matt Thompson, Michigan, 69-69-67-205 (-8); 4. David Erdy, Indiana, 68-66-65-210 (-3); T5. Mitchell Gregson, Kansas State, 72-68-71-211 (-2); T5. Joe Kinney, Kansas State, 70-69-72-211 (-2)
K-State Individuals: T5. Joe Kinney, 70-69-72-211 (-2); T5. Mitchell Gregson, 72-68-71-211 (-2); T66. Joe Ida, 78-77-76-231 (+18); T70. Ross Geubelle, 77-75-80-232 (+19); T81. Chase Chamberlin, 82-77-83-242 (+29)
* Competing as an individual
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