Streb captures Watson Challenge title, donates winnings to charity
K-State Sports Information

Robert Streb is the second former Wildcat to win the Watson Challenge following Joe Ida in 2012. (Photo: K-State Sports Information)

Former 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.

K-State Alumni Association
100 Alumni Center, 1720 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66506-1001  |  800-600-ALUM (2586) | 785-532-6260 
Alumni@K-State.com  |  http://www.k-state.com/s/1173/start.aspx  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram