The Kansas State men’s golf team will leave Kansas for the first time
this fall and begin a four-course western tour with a visit to Nevada
and the Wolf Pack Classic on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8-9.
The Wildcats have been solid in two tournaments this season, claiming a
pair of top-5 finishes, and look to build on that success while
competing against 18 other teams at Wolf Run Golf Club. K-State opened
the fall campaign with a 4th place finish at the Kansas Invitational
and improved to 2nd at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate.
Kansas state finished 9th out of 18 at last year’s Wolf Pack Classic
after shooting 285-299-292–876 (+12). The tournament starts with two
rounds on Monday beginning at 8 a.m. (PDT) with a shotgun start and a
third and final round being played at 8 a.m. (PDT) on Tuesday, also
with a shotgun start. K-State will take five players and the lowest
four scores will be counted for the team score.
K-State’s Projected Lineup
1 - Mitchell Gregson
2 - Robert Streb
3 - Daniel Wood
4 - Joe Ida
5 - Kyle Smell
A Glance at the Field
Kansas State will face the largest field of the season so far when the
Wildcats match-up with 18 other programs at Wolf Run Golf Club. Despite
the huge field, the Wildcats will only recognize two of the opponents
from previous tournaments, Air Force and New Mexico State. The Wolf
Pack Classic has a significantly western feel with 14 of the 19 teams
representing the West Region and five representing the Central Region.
Eight different conferences will be on display including the Mountain
West Conference (4), Western Athletic Conference (4), Sunbelt
Conference (3), Big 12 (2), Big West (1), Conference USA (1), Pac-10
(1), West Coast Conference and a pair of independent teams.
Wolf Run Golf Club
At just over 10 years old, Wolf Run Golf Club is home to the University
of Nevada-Reno golf teams. The course was designed by John Fleming and
is built on land donated to the university nearly 20 years ago. Like
any tournament, the scores will be decided on the greens, but at
high-elevation Wolf Run, the short-game may be the biggest challenge.
Numerous reviews say things like “...Fleming made things tough with
elevated, sloping greens that make you work on approach shots,” and
“...must pay attention to the green's highest point/nearest hill or
mountain to help read breaks and uphill/downhill putts.” For more
information on the par-72, 7,100 yard course, please visit
Week in Review
Kansas State got a Monday and Tuesday off after spending the previous
weeks in action. The Wildcats have to look all the way back to Sept.
24-25 for their last competition at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate. At
the tournament in Manhattan, Kan., Mitch Gregson and Robert Streb shot
the same low score for the Wildcats for the second consecutive day and
led Kansas State to a second place finish at the 10 team tournament.
Gregson and Streb finished with an even-72 in final round at Colbert
Hills Golf Course where the Wildcats finished behind Miami (Ohio). The
K-State pair matched rounds the entire tournament, recording a
75-71-72—218 (+2), and finished tied for fourth overall. As a team, the
Wildcats shot 299-292-296—887 (+11) and finished 12 strokes behind the
Redhawks and 11 strokes ahead of Marquette.
Three K-State golfers made their collegiate debuts at the Jim Colbert
Intercollegiate. Redshirt freshmen Ross Guebelle and Brian Larson
joined true freshman Daniel Wood as Wildcats competing as individuals
during the home event. Wood is projected to make his first team
contribution as one of the five golfers taking the trip to Nevada.