Schulte Wins Kansas Junior Amateur
DODGE CITY, Kan. - For the second time in a week, a Kansas State men's golfer set the lowest winning score record en route to a Kansas Golf Association (KGA) tournament victory as future Wildcat Jason Schulte shot a 54-hole score of 206 to win the 47th annual Kansas Junior Amateur, June 26-29, at Mariah Hills Golf Course.
Schulte, a Mission Hills, Kan., native, shot rounds of six-under par 65 during the first two rounds. He held a one-stroke lead over Overland Park's Kyle Smell, who carded 66-65, heading into Thursday's final round.
Both Schulte and Smell shot a five-over par 75 Thursday as Schulte held on for a one-stroke win. However, the final round proved to be tougher than the first two as the course played almost 6,900 yards as compared to 6,500 yards the first two rounds. Difficult pin placements also contributed to high scores. Schulte was able to hold off Smell on the final hole to take home the tournament title with a seven-under par 206, the lowest winning score in tournament history.
In addition to setting the record 54-hole score, Schulte, who also won the tournament in 2003, set records for low 36 and 18. The record for lowest round was a 32-year old tournament record, previously set by Donald Lee in 1974.
Other future Wildcat golfers Joe Ida and Ross Geubelle placed in the top 20. Ida tied for eighth at four-over par 217. Geubelle carded a six-over par 219 to tie for 12th.