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Former Cat Streb 2nd in PGA event

By The Mercury

Former Kansas State golfer Robert Streb turned in a career-best performance on the PGA Tour on Sunday, as he tied for second at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La.

Streb, who lettered at K-State from 2006-2009 and still holds the school record for best single-season stroke average, finished the Zurich Classic at 17-under 271, just two strokes behind Seung-Yul Noh’s winning score of 269. He carded sub-70 scores during the first three rounds (67, 66, 68) before a final-round score of 2-under 70.

A native of Edmond, Okla., Streb bettered his career-high finish of 11th-place at this year’s Puerto Rico Open. His second-round score of 66 tied a season low he originally set during the second round of the Puerto Rico Open, while his 72-hole score of 271 tied for the second-best of his career.

Streb’s play at the Zurich Classic also lowered his stroke average to 70.26 — ranking 25th on the PGA Tour.

Streb’s performance this weekend netted him $598,400 to give him a 2014 total of $808,606. He improved his FedEx Cup ranking from 142nd to 73rd by gaining a career-best 245 FedEx Cup points during the Zurich Classic.

Streb will be back in action this weekend at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.

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