K-State Drops Six Spots to Finish 12th at Alister MacKenzie
Head Coach Tim Norris points to tough conditions and slow starts as the reason why K-State slipped during the final round.
“The average score probably went up three to four strokes because of the challenging greens and tough pin placements,” Norris said. “Guys had early misses and were unable to bounce back from that. We are fortunate that this isn’t our last tournament of the fall.”
For the first time in his career, sophomore Kyle Yonke led the team for a tournament. The only golfer to shoot consistent low-70 scores all three rounds for the Wildcats, Yonke ended the tournament at three-over 216. Freshman Robert Streb rebounded from a second-round 77 as he shot par on Tuesday to end the tournament at 72-77-71220 (+7).
“I am really proud of both Robert and Kyle,” Norris said.
Two players not accustom to inconsistent play are Ben Kern and Tyler Cummins, both of whom had their troubles with the difficult course. Kern shot a final round score of 13-over 84, finishing the tournament at nine-over 222. Cummins carded an 80 during the final round en route to a seven-over 220 performance.
Team Scores: 1.
Top Individuals: 1. Jon Rose, Fresno State, 71-67-67205 (-8); 2. Rob Grube, Stanford, 66-67-73206 (-7); T3. Brian Ottenweller, Michigan, 66-68-73207 (-6); T3. Kevin Nabbefeld, Sand Jose State, 72-69-66207 (-6); T5. Brian Edick, UC-Irvine, 69-71-69209 (-4); T5. Travis Bertoni, Cal Poly, 70-67-72209 (-4).
K-State Individuals: T32. Kyle Yonke, 72-71-73216 (+3); T46. Tyler Cummins, 68-70-80220 (+7); T46. Robert Streb, 72-77-71220 (+7); T60. Ben Kern, 68-70-84222 (+9); T60. Jonathan James, 74-70-78222 (+9).