Wildcats Place Fourth in Reno

RENO, Nev. Following a third round score of 4-over 292, the Kansas State men’s golf teamfinished fourth with a three round score of 1-under par 863 at the Wolf Pack Classic.


New Mexico State’s 17-under par performance earned the Aggies the team title while Arizona carded a 12-under 852 to earn them sole possession of second place. The Volunteers from Tennessee placed third with a combined score of 7-under par 857. Host team Nevada tied with Kansas State for fourth place when it carded the second lowest score of Tuesday’s round. In state foe, Wichita State, placed seventh with a 2-over par 875, and Big 12 North opponent Iowa State carded an 18-over par 882 earning them 11th place.


“It was a tough day for us,” said head coach Tim Norris. “We had a couple of good scores today, but we had to count a couple of high ones the way the scores were going. It was so tightly bunched; we were three shots out of the lead starting the day. I was proud of the guys. The greens really firmed up today, even firmer than yesterday, and sped up a bit. The guys are playing well and we played in three tournaments and lost to four teams. We can keep getting better but this has been a great start to the season and I know the guys are sure excited to get to the next tournament.”


Wichita State golfer Dustin Garza carded three-round score of 67-65-73205,11-under par, to take home the individual championship. Garza put together a solid performance as he led for the entire tournament. Garza won the tournament by three strokes over Roger Sloan of UTEP and Kevin Lozares of New Mexico State, who both tied for second with 8-under par 208.


Kansas State senior Robert Streb, this week’s Wildcat of the Week, tied with Tom Whitney of Air Force for 10th place with a three round-score of 72-70-71213, 3-under par. Streb carded a 1-under par 71 on Tuesday, continuing his hot start of the season where he has carded eight  par or below-par scores out of nine rounds played.


Junior Joe Ida placed in a five-way tie for 16th place after carding an even par score of 216. Mitchell Gregson carded a 72-71-75 for a 2-over par 218, placing him in a tie for 26th place with seven other golfers.


With a second-round score of 3-under par 69 on Monday, Ross Geubelle was in a tie for 10th place with fellow Wildcat Robert Streb. However slipped to 46th place on Tuesday with an 9-over par 81, giving him a three round score of 73-69-81213 (+7).


Daniel Wood carded a 10-over par 75-77-74226, placing him in a three-way tie for 50th place with Andrew Gibson of Air Force and Chris Plappert of Nevada. Jason Schulte, who was playing as an individual, scored a 15-over par 231, placing him in a tie for 61st place with three other golfers.


The Wildcats will play next on Monday, October 20, and Tuesday, October 21, at the Santa Clara Invitational in San Jose Calif.


Wolf Pack Classic

Reno, Nev.

Wolf Run Golf Club

Par 72, 7,100 yards


Team Scores: 1. New Mexico State, 290-278-279847 (-17); 2. Arizona, 286-283-283852 (-12) 3. Tennessee, 289-279-289857 (-7); T4. Nevada, 293-284-286863 (-1); T4. Kansas State, 291-280-292863 (-1); 6. Fresno State, 280-290-294864 (E); 7. Wichita State, 299-278-289866 (+2); 8. Texas El Paso, 289-298-288875 (+11); 9. Sacramento State, 290-284-306880 (+16); 10. ULM, 299-292-290881 (+17); 11.  Iowa State, 297-287-298882 (+18); 12. Air Force, 297-297-289883 (+19); 13. Saint Mary (CA), 304-296-294894 (+30)


Top Individuals: 1. Dustin Garza, Wichita State, 67-65-73132 (-11); T2. Kevin Lozares, New Mexico State, 69-69-70208 (-8); T2. Roger Sloan, UTEP, 69-70-66208 (-8); T4. Chris Paisley, Tennessee, 69-70-70209 (-7); T4. Tarquin Macamanus, Arizona, 72-73-64209 (-7); 6. Jared Becher, Nevada, 72-69-71211 (-5)


K-State Individuals: T10. Robert Streb, 72-70-71213 (-3); T22. Joe Ida, 74-70-72216 (E); T26. Mitchell Gregson, 72-71-75218 (+2); T46. Ross Geubelle, 73-69-81223 (+7); T50. Daniel Wood, 75-77-74226 (+10). T61. Jason Schulte, 79-77-75231 (+15)


* Competing as an individual