Cats Take Third at Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Kansas State men's golf team finished third at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate after carding a 54-hole score of 9-under par 843 at the par 71, 7,074-yard New Mexico State Golf Course on Tuesday.

K-State and Washington State each shot a 1-over par 285 on Tuesday as the Wildcats could not gain any ground on the second-place Cougars in the final round. But, the Cats finished with their fourth top-five finish of the fall.

"It was a good day," said head coach Tim Norris. "The course played a little more difficult, but there was still a couple of low rounds out there. The weather was beautiful again. Third place is nothing to be ashamed of, but to win, we needed to overachieve a little bit. I don't think we had anybody overachieve this week, but we had some really solid play by the top four guys. To have three-round totals of 215 or better is a strong team performance. We are ready for our last fall tournament at Pacific, where we are the defending champions."

UNLV entered the final round in first place and fired the lowest round of the day at 6-under par 278 as the Rebels brought home the team title at 23-under par 829. Washington State finished eight strokes back in second place with a 15-under par 837. Behind the Wildcats in fourth place was host school New Mexico State as the Aggies carded an 8-under par 844. North Texas and Santa Clara tied for fifth at even par 852.

Senior Joe Ida led K-State's charge as he finished tied for seventh at 6-under par 207. Right behind Ida was senior Mitchell Gregson, who took 11th after shooting a 5-under par 208.

Joe Kinney carded his second round of 71 in the tournament on Tuesday and finished tied for 30th at 1-over par 214.

Jason Schulte finished tied for 34th at 2-over par 215, while Curtis Yonke finished at 9-over par 222 to tie for 65th.

The Wildcats will conclude their fall season as the defending champion in the Pacific Invitational, Nov. 2-4, at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton Calif.

Las Cruces, N.M.
New Mexico State Golf Course
Par 71 7,074 yards 

Team Scores: 1. UNLV, 272-279-278-829 (-23); 2. Washington State, 277-275-285-837 (-15); 3. Kansas State, 283-275-285-843 (-9); 4. New Mexico State, 285-279-280-844 (-8); T5. North Texas, 282-285-285-852 (E); T5. Santa Clara, 288-284-280-852 (E); T7. Nebraska, 280-290-283-853 (+1); T7. Nevada, 281-281-291-853 (+1); 9. Texas State, 285-284-287-856 (+4); 10. Illinois State, 288-280-289-857 (+5); 11. Kansas, 291-279-288-858 (+6); 12. Rhode Island, 282-290-291-863 (+11); T13. Idaho, 282-288-297-867 (+15); T13. Western New Mexico, 286-293-288-867 (+15); 15. Air Force, 295-279-300-874 (+22); 16. UTEP, 289-293-294-876 (+24); 17. Boise State, 291-285-307-883 (+31)

Top Individuals: T1. Timothy Madigan, New Mexico State, 71-68-65-204 (-9); T1. Derek Ernst, UNLV, 64-70-70-204 (-9); 3. Kevin Penner, UNLV, 66-71-68-205 (-8); T4. Nate Barbee, Kansas, 73-64-69-206 (-7); T4. Jared Becher, Nevada, 68-67-71-206 (-7); T4. Brandon Crick, Nebraska, 66-70-70-206 (-7)  

K-State Individuals: T7. Joe Ida, 68-68-71-207 (-6); 11. Mitchell Gregson, 72-66-70-208 (-5); T33. Joe Kinney, 71-72-71-214 (+1); T34. Jason Schulte, 72-70-73-215 (+2); T65. Curtis Yonke, 74-71-77-222 (+9)

* Competing as an individual 

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