Wildcats Playing in State Amateurs

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State men’s golf has eight players taking part in state amateur tournaments this week, as seven begin play in the 97th Kansas Amateur in Topeka and one is bidding for a shot at the Oklahoma Amateur Championship.


Playing at the Topeka Country Club and Shawnee Country Club beginning this morning are current Wildcats: Kyle Yonke, Joe Ida, Spencer Alefs and Jason Schulte. Yonke is the 40th seed and is taking on the 25th seed, Derek Dultmeier (8:25 a.m.). Ida comes into the event as the 23rd seed and is playing the 42nd seed Zac Burton (11:07 a.m.). Alefs is the 51st seed in the match play event and he is paired against 14th-seeded Sam Wempe (11:34 a.m.). Schulte is the 46th seed and will play the 19th seed Gary Lucas (11:43 a.m.).


A pair of former Wildcats face off in the first round of match play, as the 24th seed and 2001 Kansas Amateur champion Matt Williams takes on 41st seed Jay Kramer at 8:43 a.m.


Incoming freshman Kyle Smell is the highest seeded player representing Kansas State, as he is the 12th seed taking on the 53rd seed Drew Lethem (9:46 a.m.).


The 97th Kansas Amateur begins today and will conclude on July 22 with a 36-hole match play championship.


Robert Streb has advanced to this morning’s semifinal round of the Oklahoma Amateur Championship in Edmond, Okla. The hometown product entered the match-play tournament as the eighth seed. Streb defeated the 48th seed Walker Henson of Enid, Okla., in the first round 2 up and continued to roll in the round of 16 with a 5 and 4 win over 40th seed Chad Bryant of Newcastle, Okla.


During Wednesday’s two rounds of action, Streb defeated the 41st seed Tyler Hunt 2 up in the round of 16 and reached the semifinals with a 1 up win over the 16th seeded Chris Ward of McKinney, Okla. In today’s semifinal, Streb will face Mark Austin of Norman, Okla., beginning at 8 a.m.


For results of the 97th Kansas Amateur, please visit www.kansasgolf.org. For the results of the Oklahoma Amateur Championship, please visit www.okgolf.org.