Wildcats Battle Tough Conditions to Start Spring

HOUSTON, Texas - The Kansas State men's golf team played through rainy conditions in its first outing of the spring, as it finished third at the three-team, one-round Lochinvar Challenge on Monday. The Wildcats carded an 18-hole score of 32-over par 320.

"This was a good event to get under our belts so we aren't out there doing it for the first time next week," head coach Tim Norris said.

Lamar took home the event title as it shot even-par 288 at a course just a mere 90-mile drive from its campus. Arkansas finished second at 16-over par 304.

Individually, Lamar's Oliver Bekker and Dawie Van Der Walt were the only players to break 70 on the afternoon, carding a 68 and a 69, respectively.

Just as he did in the opening tournament, freshman Mitchell Gregson paced the Wildcats, finishing tied for ninth at 6-over par 78.

Joe Ida tied for 12th as he carded a 7-over par 79.

Kansas State will be back in action Monday and Tuesday, February 19-20, as the team takes part in the Rio Pinar Intercollegiate in Orlando, Fla.

Lochinvar Challenge
Houston, Texas
Lochinvar GC
Par 72 / 7,008 yards
Team Scores: 1. Lamar, 288 (E); 2. Arkansas, 304 (+16); 3. K-State, 320 (+32).

Top Individuals: 1. Oliver Bekker, Lamar, 68 (-4); 2. Dawie Van Der Walt, Lamar, 69 (-3); 3. Russell Helson, Lamar, 74 (+2); 4. Allen McFerran, Arkansas, 75 (+3); T5. Stephen Cox, Arkansas, 76 (+5); T5. Andrew Landry, Arkansas, 76 (+4).

K-State Individuals: T9. Mitchell Gregson, 78 (+6); T12. Joe Ida, 79 (+7); 15. Joe Kinney, 81 (+9); 16. Kyle Yonke, 82 (+10); 17. Robert Streb, 85 (+13); DQ. Jason Schulte.