Wildcats in Eighth Place at Pacific

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Kansas State men's golf team benefitted from good weather on Tuesday to score a 5-under par 279 in second-round action at the Pacific Invitational. The Wildcats sit in eighth place at 5-under par 563 heading into Wednesday's final round at the par 71, 6,757-yard Brookside Country Club.

"The weather was even better than yesterday," said head coach Tim Norris. "It was a matter of getting the ball close to the hole and making putts which we did better than yesterday. Like I said yesterday, with conditions this good it is really hard to separate yourself from the others. Hopefully we can keep making birdies and finish off the fall on a positive note tomorrow."

Oregon is in first place after carding a 23-under par 545 and has a one-stroke advantage over second-place UC Davis, who finished the round with a 22-under par 546. Fresno State is in third place after firing a 14-under par 554, while St. Mary's sits in fourth place at 12-under par 556. Rounding out the top-five is Denver, which carded an 11-under par 557.

Tyler Raber of UC Davis is in first place after carding a 15-under par 127. Eugene Wong of Oregon is in second place and sits three shots behind Raber with a 12-under 130.

Junior Jason Schulte led the Wildcats with his best single-round performance of his career as he fired a 4-under par 67 in Tuesday's second round. Schulte is tied for 22nd place with a two-round score of 1-under par 141.

"I watched him play the first hole today and he hit a really smart shot that landed on the green," Norris said on Schulte's performance. "With the hole locations being a demanding two to three strides from the edge of the green, Jason (Schulte) gave himself some good opportunities and made six birdies."

Mitchell Gregson carded his second under-par score of the tournament as he carded a 1-under par in the second round. Gregson is tied for 14th place at 3-under par 139.

Joe Ida is in sole possession of 21st place with a 2-under par 140. Following behind Ida is Joe Kinney who is in 51st place at 6-over par 148.

Freshman Curtis Yonke carded a 7-over par 149 and is tied for 52nd place. 

The Wildcats will finish their fall slate Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m. (CT) with golfers teeing off from the No. 1 and No. 10 tees. Live scoring will be provided by golfstat.com.

Stockton, Calif.
Brookside Country Club
Par 71 6,757 yards

Team Scores: 1. Oregon, 273-272-545 (-23); 2. UC Davis, 273-273-546 (-22); 3. Fresno State, 281-273-554 (-14); 4. St  Mary's, 280-276-556 (-12); 5. Denver, 281-276-557 (-11); 6. Brigham Young, 279-279-558 (-10); 7. Pacific, 278-284-562 (-6); 8. Kansas State, 284-279-563 (-5); 9.Cal State Northridge, 282-291-573 (+5); 10. Sacramento State, 288-286-574 (+6); 11. San Jose State, 296-282-578 (+10); 12. Cal State Fullerton, 287-299-586 (+18)

Top Individuals: 1. Tyler Rabner, UC Davis, 64-63-127 (-15); 2. Eugene Wong, Oregon, 64-66-130 (-12); . 3. Robbie Fillmore, Brigham Young, 65-69-134 (-8); T4. Austin Graham, UC Davis, 65-70-135 (-7); T4.Bhavik Patel, Fresno State, 60-65-135 (-7).

K-State Individuals: T14. Mitchell Gregson, 69-70-139 (-3); 21. Joe Ida, 71-69-140 (-2); 51. Jason Schulte, 74-67-141 (-1); T18. Joe Kinney, 70-78-148 (+6); T52. Curtis Yonke, 76-73-149 (+7).

* Competing as an individual

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