Alefs Ties Course Record at Colbert Hills

MANHATTAN, Kan. With the start of the 2008-09 men’s golf season more than a week away, Wildcat golfer Spencer Alefs found a way to make headlines as he carded an 8-under par 64 Thursday to tie the Colbert Hills course record.


Alefs, playing from the Black and Blue tees, which stretches 7,525 yards, tied current Wildcat golfer Robert Streb who originally set the record in August 2006. Alefs, a junior, duplicated Streb’s round of seven birdies, one eagle and one bogey during the round.


After a 3-under 33 on the front nine, Alefs caught fire on the back, carding a 5-under 31 to tie the course record.


“I was only 3-under after the front and that is so far from 8-under,” said Alefs, “At that point I was playing well and the front nine is a lot harder than the back nine in my mind. I was happy and content with my front nine but it was a long ways away from Robert’s 64.


“Coming off the first round of qualifying, I didn’t play very well and I was pretty disappointed because I had been playing very well this past month. To go out and exceed anyone’s expectations, even mine, I knew I could go deep. I have been close to my personal best which was a 67 before today.


“It definitely means a lot to me because I was with Robert when he set the record and at that time I thought it was pretty untouchable.”


Alefs and the rest of the Wildcats begin their season at Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, September 22-23, at Colbert Hills.