Cats Off to Reno on High Note

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The 24th-ranked Kansas State men's golf team returns to action as the Wildcats travel to Reno, Nev., to play in the Wolf Pack Classic, Monday, October 5, through Tuesday, October 6, at Wolf Run Golf Course. The event tees off Monday with a 36-hole shotgun start at 10 a.m. (CDT). The final round is another shotgun start beginning at 10 a.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, with an awards ceremony immediately following the conclusion of the tournament.

The Cats enter competition on a high note after winning the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, which propelled the Wildcats into the top 25 for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

LOOK AT THE FIELD: The 13-team field includes: powerhouse Arizona, last season's winner New Mexico State, in-state rival Wichita State, Boise State, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Idaho, Loyola Marymount, Nevada, Portland, Sacramento State and San Diego.

2008 WOLF PACK CLASSIC: New Mexico State won the 2008 Wolf Pack Classic, claiming a five-stroke victory over Arizona with a three-round total of 17-under 847. Wichita State's Dustin Garza was the individual medalist at 11-under 205. Following a third-round score of 4-over 292, Kansas State finished fourth at 1-under par 863. The Cats were led by Robert Streb, who finished tied for 10th at 12-under par 204.

LAST TIME OUT: Senior Joe Ida, coming off a rough first tournament of the 2009-10 season at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate, rebounded to bring home the first individual title of his career by carding a 2-under 140 at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate. Ida led the Wildcats to their first tournament title of the season as the Cats won the event for the second-straight year. Senior Mitchell Gregson, who carded a 1-under par 141, finished behind Ida in second.                                                                    

NATIONAL RECOGNITION: In the latest GolfWeek rankings, the Wildcats broke into the top-25 after winning the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate. Senior Mitchell Gregson is also rated 37th nationally by the same publication. This is the first time the Wildcats have been ranked since the 2003-04 season.

HOST - WOLF RUN GOLF COURSE: The par 72, 7,100-yard Wolf Run Golf Club's championship layout course offers an enjoyable challenge for any golfer. The course exists harmoniously with the surrounding landscape of native flora; a unique combination that results in a memorable playing experience.

K-State's Wolf Pack Classic Lineup
Name                        Yr-Exp  Hometown         09-10 Rnds    09-10 Avg
Joe Ida                   Sr.-3L     Fort Scott, Kan.         5            74.20
Mitchell Gregson       Sr.-3L     Waterloo, Ill.              5            70.40
Joe Kinney               Sr.-3L     Antioch, Ill.               5            71.40
Curtis Yonke            Fr.-HS     Overland Park, Kan.     2            73.50
Jason Schulte           Jr.-2L     Mission Hills, Kan.        2            73.50         
*Chase Chamberlin    Fr.-RS     Lawrence, Kan.           5            78.50

*Participating as an individual


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