Streb golfs in third Master’s tournament since graduating from K-State

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Former Kansas State golfer Robert Streb played a productive first two days at the 85th annual Master’s Golf Championship in Augusta, Georgia, finishing at 6-over par.

Streb finished tied for 63rd in this year’s 85th annual Master’s Tournament. This was Streb’s third Masters’s appearance since graduating from K-State in 2009. He also competed in 2015 and 2016.

The Shawnee, Kansas, native came out strong on the first day of the tournament shooting even-par through his first six holes but finding trouble recording bogey, birdie and then double-bogey to finish the front nine 2-over.

On the back half of the course, Streb struggled back and forth, shooting two birdies and three bogeys to finish his first round with a 75/3-over par start to the weekend and tied for 61st.

On Friday, Streb had a rough start on the first hole, recording a double-bogey but followed it up nicely with two birdies to come back to even-par. He finished the rest of the front with three bogeys for a 39/3-over par front-nine.

On the back, Streb found a similar fate as he recorded another bogey, three pars, two birdies, another par and then a double-bogey and a birdie to finish even on the back with a 3-over, 75, second-round total for Friday’s day two.

Streb finished five strokes back from making the cut toward playing this weekend with a 6-over par, 150, finish for his two days playing in Augusta.

Streb found success this season, beating Kevin Kisner in a playoff hole at the RMS Classic Tournament last November.

“It’s nice to get another one knocked off,” Streb said to the Golf Network after his November win. “Kis (Kisner) played a great round today and I just snuck one in there on 17 and felt pretty fortunate to get in the playoff the way things were running there at the end so it’s really nice to get another one.”

The RMS classic win was Streb’s first PGA Tour win since the McGladrey Classic in October of 2014.

Leader Justin Rose stands alone in first place this weekend currently at 7-under with Will Zalatoris and Brian Harmon following close behind both at 6-under going into Saturday and Sunday.

The 85th Annual Master’s Tournament will continue play this weekend with coverage provided by CBS.