Cats Finish Fourth at Big 12 Championship
The fourth place finish ties the 2003-04 team for the best Big 12 Championship finish in school history.
“We really had a good day today,” said head coach Tim Norris. “Hopefully our guys can take away some confidence from this. We have a few things that we still need to iron out, but we had a great team score today. The guys knew the opportunity was there and they knew that if they got after it that good things would happen. I am very proud of all of them.”
Robert Streb finished in third place among individuals after carding an even under par 280. The third place finish is the best finish by a Wildcat golfer at the Big 12 Championship in school history as Streb used three scores of under par to set a new school mark.
K-State’s Daniel Wood fired his best score of the tournament in the final when he carded a 2-under par 68. His four round score of 18-over par 298 placed him in a tie for 21st place.
After a rough first three rounds junior Mitchell Gregson finished with 4-under 66 in the final round. Gregson’s 66 is now the lowest 18-hole score at the Big 12 Championship in Kansas State history besting Robert Streb’s 3-under par 67 carded in Tuesday’s third round. Gregson’s four round score of 20-over par 300 earned him a tie for 25th place.
“Mitch (Gregson) is a true champion,” said Norris. “He knew the tournament was 72-holes and didn’t let the past rounds get to him. Mitch (Gregson) was definitely a big boost to the team score today.”
Junior Joe Ida finished in a tie for 32nd place after firing a 23-over par 303, while Kyle Smell carded a 25-over par 305 placing 40th.
The NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee will select the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships participants May 4.
Big 12 Championship
Prairie Dunes Country Club
Par 70, 6,701 yards
Team Scores: 1.
Top Individuals: 1. Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State, 71-71-68-66276 (-4); 2. Bill Allcorn, Baylor, 68-71-70-70279 (-1); 3. Robert Streb, Kansas State, 69-75-67-69280 (E); 4.
K-State Individuals: 3. Robert Streb, 69-75-67-69280 (E); T21. Daniel Wood, 80-75-75-68298 (+18); T25. Mitchell Gregson, 78-79-77-66300 (+20); T32. Joe Ida, 77-78-71-77303 (+23); 40. Kyle Smell, 83-73-76-73305 (+25);