Wildcats On Upswing Heading Into Final 18

FRESNO, Calif. The Kansas State men’s golf team improved 12 strokes from its first to second round Monday at the Fresno Lexus Classic to sit in 11th place with just 18 holes to play. The Wildcats shot a 295-283578 (+2) on the par 72, 6,729-yard course at Fort Washington Country Club, leaving them just seven shots back of fifth place as the third round awaits.

 

“This is a golf course that you need a couple of rounds under your belt,” head coach Tim Norris said. “They did a good job of recovering in the afternoon, and hopefully we can keep the momentum going tomorrow and shoot a good score.”

 

San Diego State leads the field after carding a 275-277552 (-24), leaving themselves a six-stroke cushion heading into Tuesday. Long Beach State’s Issei Suenaga shot a pair of 67s to go 10-under par, which put him at first individually.

 

K-State’s 12-stroke improvement between rounds was the third best jump on the day. Sacramento State improved 15 strokes from a 307 to a 292, while Boise State made up 14 strokes by shooting a 281 after starting the day with a 295.

 

Joe Ida led the Wildcats with his score of 3-under par 141 and is currently in a tie for 15th. This marks Ida’s third tournament this season with a round of 68 or lower.

 

Robert Streb shot 71-73144 (E) to land in a tie for 31st. Streb was K-State’s second-best finisher on the day despite being the only Wildcat to shoot a lower opening round score than second round score.

 

Mitchell Gregson and Daniel Wood are currently tied for 56th. Gregson used a second-round score of 70 to get back to 3-over par on the day, while Wood fired rounds of 75 and 72. Kyle Yonke is just two strokes back at 5-over par 149.

 

Tuesday’s action gets underway with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. (PT). Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.

 

 

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Fresno Lexus Classic

Fresno, California

Fort Washington Country Club

Par 72, 6,729 yards

Team Scores: 1. San Diego State, 275-277552 (-24); 2. Texas, 282-276558 (-18); 3. California, 287-278565 (-11); 4. TCU, 288-282570 (-6); 5. Oregon, 286-285571 (-5); 6. Nevada, 283-289572 (-4); T7. Portland, 291-285576 (E); T7. Boise State, 295-281576 (E); T9. CSU-Northridge, 286-291577 (+1); T9. Loyola Marymount, 287-290577 (+1); 11. Kansas State, 295-283578 (+2); 12. CSU-Bakersfield, 286-293579 (+3); T13. BYU, 291-289580 (+4); T13. Pacific, 287-293580 (+4); 15. Santa Clara, 287-296583 (+7); 16. Fresno State, 295-293588 (+12); 17. Long Beach State, 295-294589 (+13); 18. Idaho, 302-295597 (+21); 19. Sacramento State, 307-292599 (+23); 20. Wyoming, 306-309615 (+39)

 

K-State Individuals: T15. Joe Ida, 73-68141 (-3); T31. Robert Streb, 71-73144 (E); T56. Mitchell Gregson, 77-70147 (+3); T56. Daniel Wood, 75-72147 (+3); T73. Kyle Yonke, 76-73149 (+5)