Wildcats Begin Season at Wolf Run

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State men's golf team opens its 75th season of men's golf at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville, Ind., Saturday, September 12, through Sunday, September 13. The event tees off Saturday with a 36-hole shotgun start at 7:30 A.M. (CST).  The final round will have golfers starting from the No. 1 and No. 10 tees beginning at 7:30 A.M. (CST) on Sunday with an awards ceremony immediately following the conclusion of the tournament at 2:30 p.m. (CST).

LOOK AT THE FIELD: The 17 team field includes: Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, North Florida, Michigan, Tulsa, Kansas State, Ball State, IUPUI, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa State, Penn State, UCF, Toledo, Eastern Michigan and Purdue.

2008-09 RECAP: With four tournament titles last season, Kansas State became only the second team in school history to record at least four victories in a single season. Mitchell Gregson became the first Wildcat to win two individual titles in the same season since PGA Tour pro Aaron Watkins in 2002, earning Ping All-Central Team honors. Robert Streb finished in third place at the Big 12 Championship, which was the best finish by a Wildcat golfer at the Big 12 Championship in school history. After the season, Streb became the first All-American since 2004 when he was voted an honorable mention by Ping.

EARLY ACCOLADES: GolfWorld has named senior Mitchell Gregson one of the Top-50 players to watch this season. Gregson led the Wildcats to their most successful season in over 20 years. Gregson took home the individual titles at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate and the Santa Clara Invitational. At the Santa Clara Invitational, Gregson recorded the second-lowest score in school history after carding a 12-under par 201.

HOST - WOLF RUN GOLF CLUB: Wolf Run Golf Club is currently ranked the 20th-best course in the country in Golfweek's America's 100 Best Modern Courses. The course construction began in 1987 at the heavily wooded 218-acre site featuring meadowlands, a large bluff cutting across the entire tract, and Eagle Creek winding through the property. Soon after its opening in 1989, Wolf Run received high praise from some of golf's greatest players and the course acquired a reputation for being too tough for the average golfer. The course spans 7,195 yards and is a par 71.

K-State's Wolf Run Intercollegiate Lineup
Name                        Yr-Exp    Hometown       08-09 Rnds   08-09 Avg
Mitchell Gregson      Jr.-2L      Waterloo, Ill.          37             71.78
Joe Ida                  Jr.-2L      Fort Scott, Kan.     31             73.48
Chase Chamberlin     Fr.-RS     Lawrence, Kan.        0             DNP
Ross Geubelle          Jr.-2L      Lakin, Kan.             24            74.71
Joe Kinney              Sr.-3L     Antioch, Okla.          11           76.28