Cats Look to Defend Title

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The 51st-ranked Kansas State men's golf team will look to defend its tournament title from a year ago as the Wildcats travel to Stockton, Cailf., to play in the Pacific Invitational, Monday, November 2, through Wednesday, November 4, at the Brookside Country Club. The teams will play one round per day, beginning at 10 a.m. (CT) each day. All rounds will be start from the No.1 and No. 10 tees. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the conclusion of the tournament on Wednesday.

LOOK AT THE FIELD: The 12-team field includes: Brigham Young, UC Davis, Cal-State Fullerton, Cal-State Northridge, Denver, Fresno State, Kansas State, Oregon, Pacific, Sacramento State, San Jose State and St. Marys.

LAST TIME OUT: The Wildcats finished third at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate after carding a 54-hole score of 9-under par 843 at the par 71, 7,074-yard New Mexico State Golf Course. K-State and Washington State each shot a 1-over par 285 in the final round as the Wildcats could not gain any ground on the second-place Cougars. But, the Cats finished with their fourth top-five finish of the fall.

2008 PACIFIC INVITATIONAL: K-State won the Pacific Invitational after carding a score of 283-283-282-853 (+1). The Wildcats started the final round in a tie for third place with Fresno State, but carded a final-round score of 2-under par 282 to capture the title at the par 71 6,757 yard Brookside Country Club.  The win was the second of the fall season and the sixth consecutive top-five finish of the 2008-09 season

HOST - BROOKSIDE COUNTRY CLUB: Brookside Country Club's 18-Hole Championship Golf Course was designed during the "Golden Age" of golf course architecture. The course maintains many of the traditional aspects of the early design; steeply plateau greens with challenging internal slopes, deep greenside bunkers, tight contoured fairways lined with strategically placed bunkers.

K-State's Pacific Invitational Lineup
Name                      Yr-Exp   Hometown         09-10 Rnds   09-10 Avg
Joe Ida                     Sr.-3L    Fort Scott, Kan.        14              72.36
Mitchell Gregson       Sr.-3L    Waterloo, Ill.             14             71.07
Joe Kinney               Sr.-3L    Antioch, Ill.                14             71.64
Jason Schulte            Jr.-2L    Mission Hills, Kan.    11             74.36         
Curtis Yonke            Fr.-HS    Overland Park, Kan.   11             75.00 

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