K-State in Good Shape at Kansas Invitational
Gregson, who shot a 75 in the first round to open the fall schedule, carded a 72 in the second for a day one total of 147 (+3) and a tie for 10th place. Robert Streb joined Gregson in the top-20 after shooting a 75-74149 (+5).
As a team, the Wildcats’ shaved one stroke off the total score between rounds and trailed only the Jayhawks after shooting a 298-297595. At the conclusion of day one,
Somewhat of a surprise after the first day was the play of K-State freshman Kyle Smell. Playing as an individual and not contributing to the team score, Smell burst onto the links in his collegiate debut and fired a 72 in the opening round to tie for the lead. After shooting a 74 in the second round, Smell was tied for fifth place overall at 2-over 146.
Joe Ida tallied a 73 in his first round for a 73-77150 (+6) and was tied with teammate Spencer Alefs, who carded a 76-74150 (+6), for 21st. Kyle Yonke was just two strokes off their pace at 75-77152 (+8).
The Wildcats will look to improve on their solid start when third-round play begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Results from the Kansas Invitational at Alvamar Golf Club will be posted on www.k-statesports.com as soon as they are available.
Par 72, 7,092 yards
Team Scores: 1.
Top Individuals: 1. Jordan Irwin, Houston, 74-70144 (E); T2. Will Shambley, UNC-Wilmington, 73-72145 (+1); T2. Luke Joy, Drake, 74-71145 (+1); T2. Nate Barbee,
*competing as an individual
K-State Individuals: T10. Mitchell Gregson 75-72147 (+3); T17. Robert Streb 75-74149 (+5); T21. Joe Ida 73-77150 (+6); T21. Spencer Alefs 76-74150 (+6); T39. Kyle Yonke 75-77152 (+8).