Wildcats in Fourth Place after Day One

RENO, Nev. - The 15th-ranked Kansas State men's golf team has been plagued by bad weather so far this season and Monday was no different. The Wolf Pack Classic, which was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (CT) on Monday, was delayed an hour due to frost conditions at the par 72, 7,100-yard Wolf Run Golf Club.

Even though the first round was delayed, the second was completed just before darkness postponed the round.

The Wildcats sit in a tie for fourth place with San Diego after firing a 2-under par 574. Host Nevada and in-state rival Wichita State are tied atop the leaderboard with a 9-under par 567. In third place is Fresno State after carding an 8-under par 568.

"The afternoon was pretty good," said head coach Tim Norris. "I thought the conditions were a little tougher. The greens didn't get any softer and the hole locations stayed as tough as they were in the morning. Joe Kinney had a great second round and is somebody we are going to lean on all year. Mitch (Gregson) never got anything going this morning but stuck with it this afternoon and turned in a good score. Jason Schulte turned in two nice rounds today for us, even after he hit one ball out of bounds. It was a good team effort today."

Dustin Garza of Wichita State is in the individual lead after carding a 10-under par 134. Three strokes behind Garza in second place is Ryan Hallisey of Nevada with a 7-under par 137.

Joe Kinney led the Wildcats with a 3-under par 141 and is tied for fifth place heading into Tuesday's final round.

"Mitch (Gregson), Joe (Ida) and Jason (Schulte) have all played here before and that really helps on this course. For Joe (Kinney) to play as well as he did speaks to the confidence and maturity he is playing with right now," said Norris.  

Gregson is tied for 10th after firing a 1-under par 143. Following Gregson is Ida, who carded a 1-over par 145 and is tied for 20th place.

Schulte and freshman Curtis Yonke are tied for 31st place after both shot a 3-over par 147.

Playing as an individual, Chase Chamberlin is in 75th place with a 15-over par 159.

The Wolf Pack Classic will conclude Tuesday with a 10 a.m. (CT) shotgun start. Final results will be posted on kstatesports.com when made available.

Reno, Nev.
Wolf Run Golf Club
Par 72 7,100 yards

Team Scores:
T1.Nevada, 280-287-567 (-9); T1. Wichita State, 283-284-567 (-9); 3. Fresno State 287-281-568 (-8); T4. Kansas State, 290-284-574 (-2); T5. San Diego, 291-283-574 (-2); 6. Arizona, 286-291-577 (+1); 7. New Mexico State, 295-284-579 (+3); T8. Sacramento State, 292-291-583 (+7); T8. Idaho, 296-287-583 (+7); 10. Gonzaga, 293-295-588 (+12) 11. Boise State, 300-291-591 (+15); 12. Portland, 297-297-594 (+18); T11. Loyola Marymount, 297-299-596 (+20);

Top Individuals: 1. Dustin Garza, Wichita State, 67-67-134 (-10); 2. Ryan Hallisey, Nevada, 66-71-137 (-7); 3. Bhavik Patel, Fresno State, 71-67-138 (-6); 4. Jared Becher, Nevada, 69-70-139 (-5)

K-State Individuals: T5. Joe Kinney, 74-67-141 (-3); T10. Mitchell Gregson, 74-69-143 (-1); T20. Joe Ida, 70-75-145 (+1); T31. Jason Schulte, 74-73-147 (+3); T31. Curtis Yonke, 72-75-147 (+3); 75. Chase Chamberlin*, 76-83-159 (+15)

* Competing as an individual

 

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