Jayhawks To Compete in the Western Intercollegiate

March 15, 2007


The Kansas men’s golf team is set to travel to Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz, Calif., to compete in the Western Intercollegiate March 19-20. The Western Intercollegiate will mark a homecoming for head coach Ross Randall as the host school, San Jose State, is his alma mater. The tournament is the longest running collegiate golf tournament west of the Mississippi River.

Senior Gary Woodland will be striving for his third consecutive victory at the Western Intercollegiate. The Topeka, Kan. native, is coming off victories at the All-American Golf Classic and Louisiana Classics. Woodland is currently ranked No. 17 in the country among individuals according to GolfStat.

“We have the opportunity to play in a great tournament on one of the greatest golf courses you could want to play on,” Randall. “We had some time to get a little practice in and hopefully the lineup we use this week works well for us. Our team is finally starting to get healthy and we are really looking forward to this tournament.”

Woodland will be joined in the lineup by fellow senior Tyler Docking who is looking for his fifth top-10 finish of the year. Sophomore Zach Pederson will return to the lineup after sitting out the last tournament with an injury. Junior Joey Mundy and sophomore Walt Koelbel will round out the Jayhawk lineup.

The tournament will feature four top-50 teams including the Jayhawks. Thirty-six holes will be played on Monday, March 20 followed by a single round on Tuesday, March 20.

To track the Jayhawk’s progress at the Western Intercollegiate stay tuned to kuathletics.com.