Former Wildcat Streb Qualifies for U.S. Open

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Former Kansas State men's golfer and current PGA Tour pro Robert Streb qualified for the 115th U.S. Open after carding a two-round score of 7-under par 137 in sectional qualifying on Monday.

Streb was one 15 competitors to advance from the Columbus, Ohio, sectional qualifier as he shot a 3-under par 69 at The Lakes Golf and Country Club before a 4-under par 68 at Brookside Golf and Country Club later in the day. Following the 36-hole day, he survived through a playoff among five players fighting for the final three qualifying spots.

A K-State letterwinner from 2006-09, Streb will take part in his first career U.S. Open, held June 15-21, at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Washington.

In the midst of his best professional season, Streb currently ranks 12th in the FedExCup Rankings with 1,348 points thanks to nine top-25 finishes, including six in the top 10, during the 2015 season. He earned the first PGA Tour victory of his career on October 26, in The McGladrey Classic. Streb is currently riding a streak of three straight top-20 finishes by placing fourth at the Wells Fargo Championship, tying 19th at the Crowne Plaza Invitational and tying 18th at the Memorial Tournament.

Two current Wildcats, Connor Knabe and Kyle Weldon, were unable to qualify for the U.S. Open in sectional qualifying at Germantown Country Club and Ridgeway Country Club in Memphis, Tennessee. Knabe carded a 36-hole score of 3-over par 145 (72-73), while Weldon finished at 8-over par 150 (76-74).