Cats Travel to San Jose for the Santa Clara Invitational

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State men’s golf team looks to place in the top five for the fourth consecutive tournament as the Wildcats compete in the Santa Clara Invitational, Monday, October 20, and Tuesday, October 21. The event will tee off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. (PT) on Monday for the first 36 holes. The third and final round will also be a shotgun start Tuesday at 8 a.m. (PT)

LOOK AT THE FIELD:  The field contains 11 teams from across North America including the University of British Columbia (Canada). The entire 11-team field includes: Boise State, British Columbia, CSU Bakersfield, CSU San Marcos, Kansas State, Loyola/Maryland, Portland, Sacramento State, Santa Clara, South Dakota State and Utah Valley 

LAST TIME OUT:  Following a third round score of 4-over 292, the Kansas State men’s golf team jumped from fifth place to fourth and tied with host team Nevada after a three round score of 1-under par 863 at the Wolf Pack Classic in Reno, Nev.


HOT START:  The beginning of the 2008-09 season for the Kansas State men’s golf team has gotten of to a great start. So far, the Wildcats have played in three tournaments and have only lost to four teams out of 37. The Wildcats have also finished in the top five in all three tournaments this fall.


EARLY SUCCESS:  Senior Robert Streb contunied his amazing start to season with two more rounds under par at the Wolf Pack Classic, giving him eight par or below-par scores out of nine rounds played this fall. Junior Joe Ida finished three strokes back of Streb as he tied for 16th with a score of even par 216, while Gregson tied for 23rd after carding a 72-71-75 for a 2-over par 218 . Ross Geubelle carded his lowest 18-hole score of the season when he carded a 3-under par 69 during the second round. Four out of the six Wildcat golfers in Reno shot at least one round under par for the tournament.


HOST SILVER CREEK VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB:  Santa Clara University will host the 11 teams at The Silver Creek Valley Country Club. The Silver Creek Valley Country Club is par 72 and spans 6,926 total yards.




K-State’s Santa Clara Invitational Lineup

Name                           Yr-Exp     Hometown            08-09 Rnds       08-09 Avg

Robert Streb                  Sr.-3L      Edmond, Okla.               9                  70.66

Joe Ida                          Jr.-2L       Fort Scott, Kan.             9                  72.11

Mitchell Gregson            Jr.-2L       Waterloo, Ill.                  9                  71.55

Daniel Wood                  So.-1L     Leander, Texas               9                  75.55

Ross Geubelle               So.-1L     Lakin, Kan.                     6                  75.50

*Jason Schulte               So.-1L     Mission Hills, Kan.          9                  75.88

*Joe Kinney                   Jr.-2L      Antioch, Ill.                      3                  77.00