Cats Tie for Second in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. After carding a final-round score of 17-under 281 on Tuesday, the Kansas State men’s golf team jumped from sixth to a second-place tie during the final round of the Cardinal Intercollegiate at the par 72, 7,001-yard Cardinal Club.
K-State finished with a team score of 21-under par 843 (289-283-271), the fourth-lowest 54-hole score in school history. Furthermore, the Wildcats’ final-round score of 271 was lowest since also shooting a 271 during the second round of the 2006 ASU Thunderbird Invitational and was two shots shy of tying the school record of 268 set at the 2003 Purina Classic.
“Today was a good performance, top to bottom,” said head coach Tim Norris. “It was a good day to play and we played well. It was good to see and hopefully we can keep going because you can’t blink in this league. You have to keep going.”
Host school Louisville took home the team championship with a 30-under 834, while Eastern Kentucky tied K-State for second place.
Eastern Kentucky’s Trey Bowling duplicated his first-round score of 65 to finish as the top individual at 16-under 200.
Kansas State senior Robert Streb, who was in fifth heading into Tuesday’s final round, finished in second place at 12-under 204, thanks in part to a final-round score of 6-under par 66. He extended his streak of sub-par rounds to six, the latest tying for the ninth-lowest round in school history. His score of 204 also tied for the fifth-lowest 54-hole score in school history and was one stroke shy of his career-low of 203 at the 2007 Pacific Invitational.
The Wildcats picked up their eighth and ninth top-20 finishes of the season in juniors Joe Ida and Mitchell Gregson. Ida finished five shots back of Streb as he tied for seventh at 7-under 209, while Gregson, who was tied for 23rd after the first day, came back to card a 67 during the final round to tie for ninth at 6-under 210.
Daniel Wood and Jason Schulte also improved during the final round on Tuesday, as Wood fired a 2-under 70 to give him a 54-hole score of 9-over 225 to tie for 56th, moving up 12 spots from the second round. Schulte carded a 1-over 73 during final-round play for a three-round score of 10-over 226 to tie for 58th after sitting in a 60th-place tie following round two.
Kansas State continues the fall portion of its season with the Wolf Pack Classic, Oct. 6-7, at Wolf Run Golf Course in Reno, Nev.
Top Individuals: 1. Trey Bowling, Eastern Kentucky, 65-70-65200 (-16); 2. Robert Streb, 69-69-66204 (-12); 3. Espen Kofstad, Denver, 67-66-72205 (-11); T4. Mike Van Sickle, Marquette, 68-70-68206 (-10); T4. Adam Hadwin, Louisville, 68-69-69206 (-10).
K-State Individuals: T7. Joe Ida, 71-70-68209 (-7); T9. Mitchell Gregson, 73-70-67210 (-6); T56. Daniel Wood, 81-74-70225 (+9); T58. Jason Schulte, 76-77-73226 (+10).
* Competing as an individual