K-State Golf Falls Out Of Centention at Wolf Pack Classic

RENO, Nev. – Kansas State fell out of contention at the Wolf Pack
Classic on Tuesday while tying a season high for strokes in a round
with 303. The Wildcats slipped from third place to ninth in the final
round of play at Wolf Run Golf Club.

K-State’s Kyle Smell and Robert Streb carded the low scores for the
Wildcats with a pair of 2-over 74’s. Smell finished second on the team
behind Mitchell Gregson for the tournament with a 75-70-74—219 (+3) and
finished in a tie for 27th. Streb was K-State’s third lowest scorer
with a 75-72-74—221 (+5).

“We didn’t have anybody play exceptionally well,” K-State head coach Tim
Norris said. “They
tried as best as they could. The course was challenging, the greens
were a little firmer today, but there were still plenty of red numbers
out there. We didn’t quite hit enough good shots.”

Gregson, who fired back-to-back rounds under par to open the competition
on Monday shot a 5-over 77 on Tuesday. He still finished with the
Wildcats lowest tournament total at 70-71-77—218 (+2), but failed to
crack the top-20 for the first time this season as he finished tied for
22nd.

Joe Ida added the fourth counting score for K-State with a 78. The
sophomore from Fort Scott, Kan., finished tied for 42nd after shooting
a 73-72-78—223 (+7). Freshman Daniel Wood concluded his collegiate team
debut with a 76-75-83—234 (+18).

As a team the Wildcats shot 293-285-303—881 (+17) and finished five
strokes out of a three-way tie for sixth. The University of Arizona
continued its dominance with its third consecutive sub-par round and
finished ahead of Iowa State for the tournament title. The ninth place
finish by the Wildcats matches last year’s finish at the Wolf Pack
Classic.

Kansas State will get a week off before returning to the West when they
compete in the Club Glove Intercollegiate on Oct. 22-23 in Somis,
Calif. Both Wildcat golf programs will be dedicating the new K-State
Golf Indoor Practice Facility at Colbert Hills at 10 a.m. on Sunday,
Oct. 14.


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