Wildcats Tied for Fourth at Pacific Invite

STOCKTON, Calif. The Kansas State men’s golf team sits in a tie with Brigham Young for fourth place after the first day of the Pacific Invitational. The Wildcats carded a 1-over par 285 at the par 71, 6,720 yard Brookside Country Club.


Fresno State is currently in sole possession of first place with a 5-under par 279. Rice University sits in second place with the only other team with a below par score of the day with a 1-under par 283.  Ahead of Kansas State in third place is the University of Oregon with a score of even par 284.


“We had a pretty good day,” said head coach Tim Norris. “The golf course is playing quite a bit different than last year. The hole locations were really close to the edges of the greens. The guys did a good job of staying patient, we threw in a couple of birdies there at the end and with 36 holes left to play we are in good shape.”   


Grant Doverspike of Fresno State is atop the leaderboard after he carded a 5-under par 66. Three strokes back is Wildcat golfer Robert Streb in a four-way tie for second place after he carded a 2-under par 69.


“Robert (Streb) had kind of a rough go on holes two and three, which were his 11th and 12th holes since he started on hole 10 today. He had bogeys after missing short putts on both of those. He just has a knack for rebounding with three birdies in a row. He finished with a great up and down on the last hole and is just a gritty competitor. He has been a gritty competitor since he got to K-State. He is a guy that you never count him out and this is a great quality in team golf.”


Kansas State junior Mitchell Gregson carded an even par 71 and sits in a tie for 15th place heading into the second round. Kyle Smell playing in only his third tournament of the fall carded a 1-over par 72, tying his best 18-hole score of the season and placing him in a six-way tie for 20th place.


Junior Joe Ida carded a 2-over par 73 and now sits in 26th place heading into the second round. Wildcat golfer Ross Geubelle carded a 3-over par 74 and sits in a tie for 40th place after the first round.


The Wildcats look to rally back from six shots back on Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. (PT) shotgun start at the Pacific Invitational. Final results will be posted on www.kstatesports.com as soon as they are made available. Live statistics will also be available by logging on to www.golfstat.com.


Pacific Invitational

Stockton, Calif.

Brookside Country Club

Par 71, 6,720 yards


Team Scores: 1. Fresno State, 279 (-5); 2. Rice, 283 (-1); 3.Oregon, 284 (E); T4. Kansas State, 285 (+1); T4. Brigham Young, 285 (+1); T6. Sacramento State, 287 (+3); T6. CSU-Northridge, 287 (+3); T8. Pacific, 290 (+6); T8. UC Davis, 290 (+6); T10.UC-Santa Barbara, 292 (+8); T10. Marquette, 292 (+8); 12. UTSA, 297 (+13);


Top Individuals: 1. Grant Doverspike, Fresno State, 66 (-5); T2. Robert Streb, Kansas State, 69 (-2); T2. T.J. Bordeaux, Pacific, 69 (-2); T2.Nate Pistacchio, UC Davis, 69 (-2); T2. Michael Whitehead, Rice, 69 (-2);


K-State Individuals: T2. Robert Streb, 69 (-2); T16: Mitchell Gregson, 71 (E); T20. Kyle Smell, 72 (+1); T26. Joe Ida, 73 (+2) T40. Ross Geubelle, 74 (+3).


* Competing as an individual