Cats tee off season at Colbert Hills

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Kansas State men’s golf team opens it’s season at home for the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate.  The event will tee off with a shotgun start Monday at 8:30 a.m. for the first 36 holes. The third and final round will begin 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and will also a shotgun start.  Teams will be scored by thier lowest four scores each round.


LOOK AT THE FIELD: The field contains 10 teams from around the country. The entire 10-team field includes: Arizona State, Army, Florida Gulf Coast, Kansas State, Miami of Ohio, Missouri State, Oral Roberts, Western Illinois, Wichita State,and UMKC.


2007 JIM COLBERT INTERCOLLEGIATE:  Mitch Gregson and Robert Streb shot the same low score for the Wildcats for the second consecutive day and led Kansas State to a second place finish at the 10 team tournament. Gregson and Streb finished with an even-72 in final round at Colbert Hills Golf Course where the Wildcats finished behind Miami (Ohio). The K-State pair matched rounds the entire tournament, recording a 75-71-72218 (+2), and finished tied for fourth overall. As a team, the Wildcats shot 299-292-296887 (+11) and finished 12 strokes behind the Redhawks and 11 strokes ahead of Marquette.

EARLY SUCCESS:  Wildcat golfer’s Spencer Alefs and Joe Kinney have had much success this fall without even playing in a tournament.  On September 11, Spencer Alefs carded an 8-under par 64 to tie the Colbert Hills course record. Alefs, playing from the Black and Blue tees, tied current Wildcat golfer Robert Streb.  This past Tuesday, Sept. 16, junior Joe Kinney hit a 240 yard hole-in-one on hole No.11 with a two iron at Colbert Hills.


WELCOME BACK:  Jason Schulte and Joe Kinney are back in the lineup after redshirting the 2007-08 season to improve their golf games. Schulte played in 15 rounds during the 2006-07 season with an average score of 77.40. Joe Kinney competed in 25 rounds while averaging a score of 77.20 during the 2006-07 season.


HOST COLBERT HILLS GOLF COURSE:  The Kansas State University will host nine other teams in the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate. Colbert Hills Golf Course is a par 72 that spans 7,525 yards.



K-State’s Jim Cobert Intercollegiate Lineup

Name                     Yr-Exp    Hometown         07-08 Rnds    07-08 Avg

Joe Ida                       Jr-2L    Fort Scott, Kan.          40            73.35

Mitchell Gregson         Jr-2L    Waterloo, Ill.               40            72.90

Robert Streb              Sr-3L    Edmond, Okla.            40            74.35

Joe Kinney                  Jr-2L    Antioch, Ill.                 --                --

Ross Geubelle           So-1L    Lakin, Kan.                15            75.13

Daniel Wood*            So.-1L    Leander, Texas          28            76.36

Spencer Alefs*            Jr-2L    Wichita, Kan.              6             78.33

Jason Schulte*           So-1L    Mission Hills, Kan.      --                --

Kyle Smell*                So-1L    Overland Park, Kan.   31            75.31

* competing as an individual