Wildcats in Seventh After 36 Holes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - For the second-consecutive week, a true freshman leads the Wildcats after 36 holes, as Joe Ida paced the Wildcats on day one at the Wolverine Intercollegiate. K-State is in seventh at 7-over par 575 (287-288), only seven strokes out of second place. Wisconsin is the leader going into the final round following a 4-under par 564 (285-279) performance on day one.

Head coach Tim Norris says that he is looking for an improved final round from his squad.

"It was a good day for scoring, but we were just one score short," said Norris. "We are in good position for tomorrow and I look forward to a strong last round."

Individually, Oregon State's Mitch Gillis is the leader after firing a 7-under par 135 (65-70) through the first two rounds.

Ida, a freshman from Ft. Scott, Kan., leads the Wildcats and is tied for ninth overall after back-to-back rounds of 1-under par 70. Two strokes behind him at even par 142 (72-70) is Kyle Yonke. Yonke and Ida qualified as the No. 3 and No. 4 Wildcat golfers heading into this weekend's event.

"The play of Joe and Kyle has kept us in it," said Norris.

After a first-round score of 5-over par 76, freshman Mitchell Gregson settled down during round two, shooting a 72. He is tied for 49th at 6-over par 148.

Robert Streb, who was tied for 17th after a first-round score of even par 71, slipped during round two, carding a 78. He will enter the final round tied for 55th at 7-over par 149.

Joe Kinney rounds out the K-State team competitors, tallying an 8-over par 150 through 36 holes. Two strokes behind him is Jason Schulte. Competing as an individual, Schulte is tied for 68th at 10-over par 152.

Kansas State will conclude the Wolverine Intercollegiate on Sunday with an 8:30 a.m. (ET) shotgun start to the final round. Results will be posted on www.k-statesports.com as soon as they become available.

Wolverine Intercollegiate
Ann Arbor, Mich.
U-M Golf Course
Par 71, 6,74 yards
Team Scores:
1. Wisconsin, 285-279-564 (-4); 2. Michigan, 278-290-586 (E); T3. Missouri, 288-282-570 (+2); T3. Oregon State, 280-290-570 (+2); 5. Akron, 281-290-571 (+3); 6. Eastern Michigan, 292-282-574 (+6); 7. K-State, 287-288-575 (+7); 8. Iowa, 289-287-576 (+8); 9. Penn State, 291-286-577 (+9); 10. Northern Illinois 289-290-579 (+11); 11. Miami (OH), 293-287-580 (+12); T12. Furman, 292-296-588 (+20); T12. Western Illinois, 289-299-588 (+20); T12. Ball State, 298-290-588 (+20).

Top Individuals: 1.Mitch Gillis, Oregon St., 65-70-135 (-7); T2. Garrett Jones, Wisconsin, 70-67-137 (-5); T2. Peter Malnati, Missouri, 70-67-137 (-5); T4. Robert Rohanna, Penn State, 68-70-138 (-4); T4. Kevin Dore, Michigan, 68-70-138 (-4); T4. Nick Pumford*, Michgan, 67-71-138 (-4).

K-State Individuals: T9. Joe Ida, 70-70-140 (-2); T13. Kyle Yonke, 72-70-142 (E); T49. Mitchell Gregson, 76-72-148 (+6); T55. Robert Streb, 71-78-149 (+7); T58. Joe Kinney, 74-76-150 (+8); T68. Jason Schulte*, 77-75-152 (+10).

* Competed as an individual