?Cats Finish Tournament Play in California
“I think our guys enjoyed the challenge of the course, they just weren’t real sharp,” K-State head coach Tim Norris said. “With the iron game in particular, we didn’t give ourselves a lot of short birdie putts. There were a couple, but for the most part we had too many bogies from out in the middle of the fairway. Accuracy off the tee wasn’t an issue. Once you did hit the fairway it was time to attack with the scores that were shot here but we didn’t do that.”
“We had one really good team score and two poor ones,” Norris said. “That’s where that puts you with the caliber of competition we were up against.
Joe Ida was the top Wildcat finisher in the tournament after tying for 20th at 2-under par 214. It was his sixth top-20 showing this season in eight tournaments. His score also marked the third time in the last four tournaments that he has finished under par.
Gregson was the only Wildcat Tuesday to drop below 70, firing a 3-under par 69 to place in a tie for 31st. Gregson finished the tournament at even-par 216. He birdied six holes and bogeyed three en route to the second best Wildcat round of the tournament to Ida’s 68 on Monday afternoon. Gregson improved his score each round, the only K-State golfer to do so for the two days.
“Mitch (Gregson) and Joe (Ida) had solid tournaments,” Norris said. “The others had some good rounds in there but we need to be more consistent throughout the tournament. There were some good things came out of this event and we’ve got a period time to get ready for the next one.”
Robert Streb shot a third-round 75 to tie for 52nd at 3-over par 219. Daniel Wood fired an 8-over par 224 and tied for 71st.
Kyle Yonke tied for 80th with a 76-73-77226 (+10). Yonke struggled on the front nine with five bogeys, but he played even-par golf on the back nine to shoot 77.
The Wildcats finished their fourth and final tournament in