K-State's Gregson Notches Seventh Top-20 Finish

AUSTIN, Texas - After finishing day one tied for 23rd, Kansas State senior Mitchell Gregson kicked into high gear Tuesday as he improved nine spots to tie for 14th during the final round of the Morris Williams Intercollegiate at the par 71, 7,412-yard University of Texas Golf Course.

Gregson, who carded an 8-over par 221, collected his team-leading seventh top-20 finish of the season and his first of the spring.

"Mitch had a really great day," said head coach Tim Norris. "He had a couple of late bogies, but there were a lot of bogies out there today. He played very well, and I'm really proud of him. This is really a good confidence builder for Mitch going into the next tournament."

The strong performance by Gregson was not enough to help Kansas State move up the leader board, however, as the Wildcats finished the event in 13th place with a combined score of 67-over par 919.

Georgia, which entered the day tied for seventh, carded an even-par 284 to move ahead of host team Texas and take the team title. The Bulldogs shot a three-round score of 26-over par 878, edging the Longhorns by one stroke. Texas A&M finished in third with a 54-hole score of 31-over par 883. Texas Tech finished fourth, while Arkansas placed fifth after carding a 32-over par 884 and 34-over par 886, respectively.

"It was a grueling tournament with a long day yesterday," said Norris. "It is no fun when you have to hit great shots and work very hard just to make par. But it is great to play a tough course like this, especially in preparation for the Big 12 Championship. This is a course that is not a lot of fun but is going to make you better."

Harry English of Georgia tied the course record with a final-round score of 6-under par 65, finishing with a three-round score of 1-under par 212 en route individual crown.

K-State senior Joe Ida finished tied for 53rd after firing an 18-over par 231. Joe Kinney recorded a 21-over par 234 and ended the tournament tied for 63rd.

Freshman Curtis Yonke tied for 66th with a three-round total of 22-over par 235, while junior Jason Schulte carded a 30-over par 243 to tie for 76th.

The Wildcats tee up next at the Mizzou Tiger Intercollegiate, a tournament K-State won a year ago. The event takes place April 12-13, in Columbia, Mo.

Austin, Texas
University of Texas Golf Course
Par 71 7,412 yards 

Team Scores: 1. Georgia, 287-307-284-878 (+26); 2. Texas, 292-287-300-879 (+27); 3. Texas A&M, 298-294-291-883 (+31); 4. Texas Tech, 287-299-298-884 (+32); 5. Arkansas, 294-299-293-886 (+34); 6. New Mexico, 281-299-310-890 (+38); 7. TCU, 301-293-302-896 (+44); 8. Tulsa, 305-294-299-898 (+46); 9. Oklahoma State, 299-301-301-901 (+49); 10. Pepperdine, 299-299-309-907 (+55); 11. LSU, 292-298-322-912 (+60); 12. SMU, 304-303-309-916 (+64); 13. Kansas State, 302-307-310-919 (+67); 14. Baylor, 305-306-311-922 (+70); 15. UTSA, 323-315-322-960 (+108)

Top Individuals: 1. Harris English, Georgia, 75-72-65-212 (-1); T2. Niles Floren, Texas Tech, 71-75-71-217 (+4); T2. Andrea Pavan, Texas A&M, 73-74-70-217 (+4); 4. Chris Ward, Texas Tech, 71-72-75-218 (+5)

K-State Individuals: T14. Mitchell Gregson, 75-73-73-221 (+8); T53. Joe Ida, 75-78-78-231 (+18); T63. Joe Kinney, 77-78-79-234 (+21); T66. Curtis Yonke, 75-78-82-235 (+22); T76. Jason Schulte, 79-84-80-243 (+30)

* Competing as an individual 

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