Jayhawks Sit in 15th Place Entering Final Round at Louisiana Classics

March 8, 2010


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Freshman Alex Gutesha was the top first day finisher for the Kansas men’s golf team as they enter the final round in 15th place at the Louisiana Classics at Oakbourne Country Club.

KU shot rounds of 299 and 301 during day one of the event.

The Denver, Colo. native carded rounds of 71 and 75 to finish the day tied for 24th. Gutesha will be aiming for his third top-20 finish of the year on Tuesday.

Junior Nate Barbee shot rounds of 73 and 76 to enter the final round tied for 39th. Barbee carries a 71.82 scoring average on the season and has five top-five finishes.

Junior Jeff Bell shot a first round 77 before improving on that by four strokes in round two and is tied for 41st. Freshman Chris Gilbert shot a 160 on day one and is in 80th place. Senior Bryan Hackenberg enters round three tied for 81st.

Freshman Dan Waite is competing in the event as an individual and is tied for 41st with 150 strokes. Waite’s top career finish in two starts is a tie for 27th.

Illinois, LSU, and Tulsa are tied atop the team leaderboard with 572 strokes. Scott Langley of Illinois is leading all individuals with an eight-under score of 136.

Check back to kuathletics.com for a complete recap and results from the final round of the Louisiana Classics.

Team Leaderboard

T1. Illinois 284-288—572

T1. LSU 295-277—572

T1. Tulsa 289-283—572

4. Southeastern La. 287-293—580

T5. Houston 297-290—587

T5. UAB 293-294—587

15. Kansas 299-301—600

Player Leaderboard

1. Scott Langley, Illinois 68-68—136

T2. Philip Westermann, Southeastern La. 69-71—140

T2. Adam West, UAB 70-70—140

T2. Matt Eschenberg, Houston 70-70—140

T24. Alex Gutesha, Kansas 71-75—146

T39. Nate Barbee, Kansas 73-76—149

T41. Jeff Bell, Kansas 77-73—150

T41. Dan Waite, Kansas-I 74-76—150

80. Chris Gilbert, Kansas 83-77—160

T81. Bryan Hackenberg, Kansas 78-83—161