Kansas State Has Rough Outing at Rio Pinar

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Kansas State men's golf team carded a third-round score of 15-over par 303 during the final round of the Rio Pinar Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The Wildcats finished 18th with a 53-over par 917 on the challenging par 72, 6,978-yard Rio Pinar Country Club.

"This performance was below our capabilities," head coach Tim Norris said. "I am looking forward - as well as the team - to playing our way into shape and getting into a rhythm."

Tennessee-Chattanooga took home the event title with a 2-under par 862. The Mocs were three strokes behind Tulsa to start the day but were able to jump the Golden Hurricane, who finished second at 1-under par 863. Tennessee-Chattanooga and Tulsa were the only two squads to shoot below par for the tournament.

Tulsa's Brett Myers took home individual honors, carding an 8-under par 208. Bryce Ledford and Jonathan Hodge led Tennessee-Chattanooga's charge, finishing second and third, respectively.

For the second time this season, sophomore Robert Streb led the Wildcats, shooting a 9-over par 225 to tie for 54th. He was able to break a four-round streak of shooting 80 or higher.

Three shots behind Streb was K-State's leader in stroke average going into the event, junior Kyle Yonke. The Lubbock, Texas, native, shot a 12-over par 228 to tie for 69th.

Kansas State will have a week off before heading to Beaumont, Calif., to take part in the fifth annual Braveheart Classic, Monday-Tuesday, March 5-6.

Rio Pinar Intercollegiate
Orlando, Fla.
Rio Pinar Country Club
Par 72 / 6,978 yards
Team Scores:
1. Tennessee-Chattanooga, 284-291-287862 (-2); 2. Tulsa, 288-284-291863 (-1); 3. Mississippi, 291-288-293872 (+8); 4. Louisville, 289-294-293876 (+12); 5. Texas-Arlington, 295-296-288879 (+15); 6. Southern Mississippi, 294-291-295880 (+16); 7. South Alabama, 297-294-290881 (+17); 8. Wichita State, 302-290-290882 (+18); 9. Ohio State, 299-293-291883 (+19); 10. South Florida, 292-292-302886 (+22); T11. Mississippi State, 299-293-295887 (+23); T11. UNC-Wilmington, 298-298-291887 (+23); 13. Furman, 293-296-305894 (+30); 14. Missouri, 296-302-297895 (+31); T15. Memphis, 304-305-297906 (+42); T15. Mercer, 302-301-303906 (+42); 17. Georgia Southern, 304-303-302909 (+45); 18. K-State, 309-305-303917 (+53).

Top Individuals: 1. Brett Myers, Tulsa, 68-68-72208 (-8); 2. Bryce Ledford, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 69-72-70211 (-5); 3. Jonathan Hodge, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 73-68-72213 (-3); 4. Callum Macaulay, Mississippi, 66-75-74215 (-1); T5. Sam Korbe, Tulsa, 73-71-72216 (E); T5. Daryl Fathauer, Louisville, 73-71-72216 (E).

K-State Individuals: T54. Robert Streb, 73-76-76225 (+9); T69. Kyle Yonke, 78-74-76228 (+12); T86. Joe Ida, 79-79-74232 (+16); T89. Joe Kinney, 79-76-80235 (+19); T95. Mitchell Gregson, 80-82-77239 (+23).