Wildcats Win the Shocker Classic

WICHITA, Kan. The Kansas State men’s golf team rebounded from a tough round yesterday to come from behind and win the title of the Shocker Classic. After carding a 24-over par 308 at the 6,814 yard Wichita Country Club, the Wildcats combined for 3-under par 281 final round score. Their final round score was the only team score under par the entire tournament.  


“Boy our guys played really well today,” said head coach Tim Norris. “I’m so glad they held it together yesterday because that was no easy round. We have a good, experienced team that has shown that they know how to win. The win was there for the taking and they sure did a great job.”


The Wildcats dominated the round Tuesday finishing 13 strokes ahead of Big 12 foe Iowa State. The Cyclones started the day in first place and were able to hold off host team Wichita State for second place. The Shockers who were led by the tournament individual champion Ty Sanders, rounded out the group with a third place finish.


Junior Mitchell Gregson finished in third place after carding a 3-over par 145. The third place finish is Gregsons’ fifth top-5 finish of the season.


“Yesterday was a pretty nice round for him,” said Norris on Gregson performance. “I told him to go out there today and stick to his decisions and he went out there and played beautiful as did the rest of the guys.”


Sophomore Daniel Wood had his best finish of his career as he tied for fifth place after posting a 5-over par 147.


After shooting an uncharacteristic 9-over par 80 in yesterday’s round, senior Robert Streb rebound strongly by firing a 2-under par 69 and placed seventh for his eighth top-10 finish of the season. Junior Joe Ida finished right behind Streb in eighth place after posting an 8-over par 150.


Playing as an individual, junior Joe Kinney placed in a tie for 19th after shooting a 15-over par 157. The 19th place finish is Kinney’s second top-20 performance of the season.


Sophomore Ross Geubelle and Junior Spencer Alefs both finished in a tie for 23rd place after carding 18-over par 160 respectively.

Shocker Classic

Wichita, Kan.

Wichita Country Club

Par 71, 6,814 yards


Team Scores: 1. Kansas State, 308-281589 (+21); 2. Iowa State 305-297602 (+34); 3. Wichita State, 313-295608 (+40)


Top Individuals: 1. Ty Sanders, Wichita State, 73-69­142 (E); 2. Dustin Garza, Wichita State, 72-71143 (+1); 3. Mitchell Gregson, Kansas State, 75-70145 (+3); 4. Nate McCoy, Iowa State, 74-72146 (+4); T5. Conner McHenry, Wichita State, 78-69147 (+5); T5. Daniel Wood, Kansas State, 77-70147 (+5).


K-State Individuals: 4. Mitchell Gregson, 75-70145 (+3); T5. Daniel Wood, 77-70147 (+5); 7.  Robert Streb, 80-69149 (+7); 8. Joe Ida, 78-72150 (+8); T19. Joe Kinney*, 78-79157 (+15); T23. Ross Geubelle, 78-82160 (+18); T23. Spencer Alefs*, 80-80160 (+18)


* Competing as an individual