Wildcats Earn Second Place at NMSU

LAS CRUCES, N.M. The Kansas State men’s golf team had a strong performance Tuesday, carding 1-over par 285 (round) for a 54-hole score of 17-over par 869. The Wildcats improved one spot second to finish second place at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate at the par 71, 7,074-yard Silver Creek Valley Country Club. With the second place finish, K-State now has placed in the top five in each of it’s first five tournaments of the season.


The Wildcats finished eight strokes behind host team New Mexico State University. In third place was Cal Poly after carding a 19-over par 871. One stroke behind Cal Poly was Idaho with a 20-over par 872. Big 12 foe Colorado finished in ninth place after carding a 23-over par 875. Tied for 10th were other Big 12 foes Nebraska and Iowa State with scores of 25-over par 877.


New Mexico State is having a great year and had a great day today on their home course,” said head coach Tim Norris. “We had a winning effort today but didn’t quite get there. Our guys really played with a lot of poise. We had a lot of birdies coming in and I’m extremely proud of us today. There were several instances today of guys finishing out strong today.”


Travis Reid of New Mexico State took home the individual championship after carding a 5-under par 208. Pat Grady of Colorado finished one stroke back at 4-under par 208 to take the second place crown.


Kansas State senior Robert Streb carded a 1-over par 72 for the second time this tournament, which put him in a tie for 12th place after carding a 1-over par 214. Junior Mitchell Gregson, after carding his worst round of the fall during round one on Monday, came back and carded two below par rounds in a row to finish with a 2-over par 215, and earning him a tie for 15th place overall.


Sophomore Kyle Smell carded his lowest round of the tournament Tuesday with a 72 and placed in a tie for 36th place with a 54-hole score of 7-over par 220. Ross Geubelle carded an even par 71 in the final round to place in a tie for 43rd with an overall score of 9-over par 222. Fellow Wildcat golfer Jason Schulte carded a 10-over par 223 to finish in a tie for 49th place.


Norris and the Wildcats anxiously await their final fall tournament next week at the Pacific Invitational.


“It was a little bittersweet to finish second last year at the tournament that we are going to next week at the University of Pacific. Last year we held the lead, basically, the entire tournament until the last hole. The guys have had that one circled on their calendar, I know I have. Hopefully we can go down there and shot some low numbers,” said Norris.


The Pacific Invitational, held at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton Calif., will be played Monday through Wednesday, November 3-5.


Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

Las Cruces, N.M.

Silver Creek Valley Country Club

Par 71, 7,074 yards


Team Scores: 1. New Mexico State, 296-291-274861 (+9);); 2. Kansas State, 296-288-285869 (+17); 3. Cal Poly, 299-293-279871 (+19); 4. Idaho, 294-292-286872 (+20); 5. Denver, 295-282-296873 (+21); T6. Washington State, 293-291-290874 (+22); T6. Miami (OH), 287-292-295874 (+22); T6. Nevada, 297-288-289874 (+22); 9. Colorado, 298-294-283875 (+23);T10. Iowa State, 300-295-282877 (+25); T10. Nebraska, 297-292-288877 (+25); T12. Air Force, 295-301-283879 (+27); T12. Akron, 298-293-288879 (+27); T14. Texas El Paso, 307-296-283886 (+34); T14. Utah, 304-290-292886 (+34); 16. Weber State, 296-296-298890 (+38); 17. Ball State, 304-297-292893 (+41); 18. Northern Colorado, 302-304-299905 (+53)


Top Individuals: 1. Travis Reid, New Mexico State, 72-70-66208 (-5); T2. Pat Grady, Colorado, 69-69-71209 (-4); T2. Daniel Wax, Denver, 70-69-70209 (-4); T4. Jared Bossio, Idaho, 68-70-72210 (-3); T4. Espen Kofstad, Denver, 70-69-71210 (-3); 6. Tim Lew, Akron, 75-66-70211 (-2)


K-State Individuals: T12. Robert Streb, 72-70-72214 (+1); T15: Mitchell Gregson, 76-69-70215 (+2); T36. Kyle Smell, 73-75-72220 (+7); T43. Ross Geubelle, 76-75-71222 (+9); T49. Jason Schulte, 75-74-74223 (+10)


* Competing as an individual