Streb captures Watson Challenge title, donates winnings to charity
|Robert Streb is the second
former Wildcat to win the Watson Challenge following Joe Ida in 2012.
(Photo: K-State Sports Information)|
Kansas State University men's golfer and current PGA Tour member Robert Streb
carded a three-round score of 8-under par 208 to win the Watson Challenge at The
Country Club at Loch Lloyd in the Kansas City area.
Streb entered the
final round at even par after carding a 1-over par 73 the Friday of the
challenge and 1-under par 71 that Saturday. The Edmond, Oklahoma, native, who
now resides in Shawnee, Kansas, set the tournament record with a final-round
score of 8-under par 64 to win by five strokes over Zac Gavlak, Jon Troutman and
the tournament's namesake, Tom Watson.
Streb, who ranks 72nd in the FedEx
Cup rankings, was awarded $10,000 for winning the Watson Challenge but donated
that money to The First Tee of Greater Kansas City, a youth development
organization teaching young people positive values such as honesty, integrity,
sportsmanship and confidence while using the game of golf as a tool.
Streb is the second former Wildcat to win the Watson Challenge following Joe Ida
in 2012, who tied for ninth at 3-over par 219 in this year's event. Junior-to-be
Matt Green tied for 13th at 5-over par 221, while another former Wildcat, Curtis
Yonke, was one stroke behind Green at 6-over par 222 to tie for 16th.