🏌️‍♂️Jayhawks Wrap Up Day One of The Prestige

LA QUINTA, Calif. – The Kansas Men’s Golf Team wrapped up the first round of play at The Prestige on Monday, shooting a team score of 296 to finish day one tied for 16th place with a score of +12 in the team’s first round of the spring season.

A part of a loaded 24-team field, the Jayhawks teed off in the morning, which proved to be the more difficult of the two waves on the Greg Norman Course at PGA West. At +12, Kansas is tied for 16th with two rounds to play. No. 15 Pepperdine is leading after the first day with -8, they are followed by No. 6 Stanford (-7), No. 42 TCU (-5), No. 3 Texas Tech (-4), and No. 21 Baylor (-3) to round out the top five.

“First competitive round of the spring, and we looked a little rusty,” Coach Jamie Bermel said. “We had some sloppy bogeys and unforced errors.”

The Jayhawks were led by redshirt junior Zach Sokolosky, who shot a one-under 70 with five birdies. Sokolosky is tied for 15th going into day two. Juniors Davis Cooper and Gunnar Broin each shot +4 for the day, which has them both sitting at tied for 69th going into Tuesday. William Duquette finished one shot behind Cooper and Broin with a five-over 76. Sion Audrain finished with a 77 and is +6.

“Zach Sokolosky looked real solid today with a one-under,” Bermel said. “The other guys played OK, but each of them had to count at least one double bogey and couldn’t make enough birdies. The course will test a players patience and I thought a couple of guys got in trouble by trying to force shots.”

Sophomore Frank Vucic, freshman Will King, and junior Cecil Belisle are all competing this week as individuals. Vucic fired an opening round of -4, which is good for second place. King shot a -1 which has him tied for 11th, and Belisle put together a +1 which has him sitting at tied for 23rd.

Kansas tees off tomorrow at 1:55 pm CT. Live scoring of the tournament can be found on Golfstat