Streb Sets Course Record at Colbert Hills

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The official start of the men's golf season isn't until Sept. 9 with the Central Regional Preview, but sophomore Robert Streb has already made noise this season. Streb fired an 8-under par 64 on Wednesday to set the new course record at Colbert Hills.

The previous record was a 5-under par 67 held by ex-Wildcat golfers Matt Williams and Bryan Milberger.

"It was pretty cool to set the record," Streb said. "I've been trying to do it for some time. The mark was sitting there for a while, but it was not out of reach."

Streb, playing from the Black and Blue tees which stretch 7,525 yards, sunk seven birdies and an eagle on the day, with his lone bogey coming with a three putt on No. 5.

"I landed on the green about 50 or 60 feet away, having to go over the ridge. It was a pretty hard putt."

After becoming only the fourth K-State individual, and first freshman ever, to advance to the NCAA Championship last year, Streb will try to use the momentum from the summer and his play at Colbert Hills during the fall season.

"This gives me a little extra confidence going into the season. We'll see if it will help me for that first tournament."