Streb Narrowly Misses Match-Play at US Amateur

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - K-State junior Robert Streb shaved 10 strokes off of his opening round at the 2007 US Amateur and carded a 1-under 69 on Wednesday but missed the cut for match-play by one stroke.


Streb opened competition at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., with a 9-over 79 while playing the 6,948 yard par-70 Lakeside Course on Monday and Tuesday, but rallied with a 69 during Wednesday’s second round on the Oceanside Course.


Streb’s 69 was a top-12 mark for the second round, but his two-round stroke play total of 149 tied him at No. 76 and on the outside edge of Wednesday’s cut.


The US Amateur opening round was originally scheduled to start and conclude on Monday but foggy conditions delayed the start of the event nearly four hours and by nightfall more than half of the competitors had yet to finish. The delay also moved the second round of stroke play from Tuesday to Wednesday.


Streb qualified for the event after he tied for first with a 10-under par 134 (68-66 134) at the Quail Creek Golf and Country Club in Edmond, Okla., on Sept. 30.


Streb and the Wildcats will open the fall portion of their schedule on September 17 when they travel to the Kansas Invitational at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence. K-State returns nine golfers including senior Kyle Yonke, juniors Joe Kinney and Streb, and sophomores Joe Ida and Mitchell Gregson who all averaged under 76 strokes per round last season.