Jayhawks In Seventh After Round One at Hawaii-Hilo Invitational

Feb. 7, 2007


The University of Kansas men’s golf team used under-par rounds by Gary Woodland, Bobby Knowles, Patrick Roth and Tyler Docking to claim seventh place after a first-round total of 274 at the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational in Kona, Hawaii.

Senior Gary Woodland and freshman Bobby Knowles are tied for 17th place after firing two-under par scores of 71 in round one. Senior Tyler Docking and freshman Patrick Roth are tied for 34th after opening the tournament with an opening-round score of 69. Sophomore Zach Pederson shot a 72 in round one and stands in a tie for 61st.

“I am not pleased with our round as I thought we just played average, but it is not a round that will kill us,” head coach Ross Randall said. “The course played very easy and the weather was perfect with minimal wind. I thought we were a little rusty and could have done better. Hopefully as the rounds progress we will continue to get sharper and play better.”

The Jayhawks stand just six strokes behind leader Stanford. Oregon State, Georgia Tech, Arizona State, Oklahoma State and UC Davis round out the top five. Gary Woodland and Bobby Knowles trail Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech and Joseph Bramlett of Stanford by four strokes for the individual lead.

The Jayhawks will play the second round tomorrow and the final round on Friday to conclude the event.