Three Former Wildcats Make Nationwide Cut

Robert Streb

July 30, 2010

OMAHA, Neb. – Three former Kansas State men’s golfers – A.J. Elgert, Aaron Watkins and Robert Streb – made the cut after two rounds of the Nationwide Tour’s Cox Classic at the par 71, 7,145-yard Champions Run Course on Friday.

 

Elgert, Watkins and Streb were three of 63 individuals that will advance to play through the weekend after finishing better than the cut of 6-under par 136.

 

Elgert, who was a senior at K-State during the 2003-04 season, is tied for fifth at 11-under par 131, three strokes back of leader Kyle Thompson. Elgert was tied for 23rd after a first-round 67, but he carded the second-lowest score of Friday’s round at 63 to move up 18 spots on the leaderboard.

 

The latest former Wildcat to play on the PGA Tour, Watkins turned in a 36-hole score of 4-under par 132 (65-67) to sit in a tie for eighth. He carded a bogey-free round on Thursday consisting of 13 pars, four birdies and an eagle on the par 5, No. 6.

 

In the first Nationwide event of his career, Streb made the cut thanks to a second-round score of 6-under par 65. Streb, who had been playing on the NGA Hooters Tour this summer, finished the first two rounds tied for 24th at 8-under par 134.

 

Round three of the Cox Classic is scheduled for Saturday with tee times beginning at 9 a.m. The fourth and final round also begins with tee times at 9 a.m. on Sunday. For more information on the Cox Classic, including a full leaderboard, log on to www.nationwidetour.com.