Wildcats tied for Fifth at Big 12 Championship

HUTCHINSON, Kan. After a tough start to the Big 12 Championship the Kansas State men’s golf team bounced back in the third round by carding the second lowest score of the round. The Wildcats fired a 9-over par 289 in the third round to move into a tie for fifth place with Kansas. The Wildcats have a three-round score of 54-over par 894 at the par 70, 6,701 yard Prairie Dunes Country Club.


“Having the second best round of the day is obviously a positive after a tough day yesterday,” said head coach Tim Norris. “Today’s round is only going to help their confidence. These guys are sharp enough to know that the ball didn’t bounce our way yesterday and are smart enough to put that behind them. This is the conference championship and we have had such a good year that I know that one bad round is not going to matter to this guys. They are really fired up to get out there and play the final round tomorrow.”


Senior Robert Streb continued his strong championship after shooting a 3-under par 67 in the third round. Streb’s 67 is the lowest 18-hole score at the Big 12 Championship in Kansas State history. Streb now is in third place heading into the final round Wednesday. Streb will tee off the final round at 8:00 a.m. (CST) with individual leader Bill Allcorn of Baylor. Allcorn leads the field after firing an even par 70 in the third round. Allcorn has a three round score of 1-under par 209. In second place is Oklahoma State freshman Morgan Hoffmann with an even par 210.


“Today was just a great round by Robert (Streb), who is having a terrific tournament,” said Norris. “He has a chance to win the tournament tomorrow and I know that is exciting for him and the guys are really fired up about it as well. It is good to see your senior playing well. It will be an excited day for Robert (Streb) as well the rest of the Wildcats tomorrow.”


Atop the leaderboard for the second straight day is top-ranked Oklahoma State. The Cowboys carded a 7-over par 287 in the third round for a combined score of 28-over par 868. Colorado finished the day in second place with a three round score of 31-over par 871. Texas A&M is in third place after firing a 41-over par 881. Closing out the top four is Baylor with a 43-over par 883.


Joe Ida carded his best round of the tournament with a 1-over par 71 moving him into a tie for 22nd place with a three round score of 16-over par 226. Sophomore Daniel Wood fired his second consecutive 5-over par 75 of the tournament and is now in a tie for 34th place with a 20-over par 230.


Sophomore Kyle Smell is in a tie for 42nd place with a 22-over par 232. Mitchell Gregson is in 51st place with a 24-over par 234 heading into the final round.


The Big 12 Championship concludes Wed. April 29, with an 18-hole final round starting at 8:00 a.m. (CST). For live scoring log on to golfstat.com.


Big 12 Championship

Hutchinson, Kan.

Prairie Dunes Country Club

Par 70, 6,701 yards


Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma State, 293-288-287868 (+28); 2.Colorado, 298-283-290871 (+31); 3. Texas A&M, 301-284-296881 (+41); 4. Baylor, 297-293-293883 (+43); T5. Kansas State, 304-301-289894 (+54); T5. Kansas, 298-306-290894 (+54); 7.Texas Tech, 295-304-300899 (+59); 8. Missouri, 310-307-290907 (+67); 9. Iowa State, 306-308-295909 (+69); 10. Nebraska, 319-293-300912 (+72); 11.Texas, 303-305-306914 (+74); 12.Oklahoma, 310-301-306917 (+77)


Top Individuals:  1. Bill Allcorn, Baylor, 68-71-70209 (-1); 2. Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State, 71-71-68210 (E); 3. Robert Streb, Kansas State, 69-75-67211 (+1); T4. Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M, 72-68-72212 (+2); T4. Pat Grady, Colorado, 71-71-70212 (+2); 6. Derek Tolan, Colorado, 71-68-74213 (+3)


K-State Individuals: 3. Robert Streb, 69-75-67211 (+1); T22. Joe Ida, 77-78-71226 (+16); T34. Daniel Wood, 80-75-75230 (+20); T40. Kyle Smell, 83-73-76232 (+22); 51. Mitchell Gregson, 78-79-77234 (+24)