Barbee Leads Jayhawks to Seventh-Place Finish at Squire Creek Invitational
March 16, 2010
CHOUDRANT, La. –
Nate Barbee’s three-under par 69 helped propel himself to a tie for second place and the Kansas men’s golf team into a seventh place finish at the Squire Creek Invitational at Oakbourne Country Club.
Barbee’s finish marks his sixth top-10 finish of the year and his second best finish of the season. Barbee’s round of 70 marks his second under-par round of the tournament and his tenth of the season.
“Nate didn’t play as well as he normally does last week and I was proud of him how he was able to bounce back from a rough first round by his standards and perform well,” said head coach Kit Grove.
Freshman Dan Waite carded the Jayhawks second best team round of the day with a 78 and tied for 46th place. Fellow freshman Alex Gutesha shot an 80 to tie for 54th place.
Junior Jeff Bell and senior Bryan Hackenberg both shot final round 82’s. Bell tied for 65th place, while Hackenberg tied for 72nd.
Freshman Chris Gilbert shot 77 to tie for 18th place while competing in the event as an individual. The finish marks the third top-20 finish of the season for Gilbert.
“Chris really played well in the first round and then sputtered with the putter a bit, but it was still a very strong showing for him,” Grove said.
Southeastern Louisiana overcame a six-shot deficit to surpass Mississippi and claim the team title by one stroke. Cedric Scotto led the way for Southeastern Louisiana en route to winning medalist honors.
The Jayhawks will quickly return to action when they compete in the Desert Shootout March 18-20 in Goodyear, Ariz. Check back to kuathletics.com for complete coverage of the 2009-10 season.
1. Southeastern Louisiana 296-292-292—880
2. Mississippi 291-291-299—881
3. Louisiana Tech 302-298-300—900
4. Oklahoma 303-298-302—903
5. New Orleans 297-303-306—906
7. Kansas 313-302-309—924
1. Cedric Scotto, Southeastern Louisiana 73-68-71—212
T2. Nate Barbee, Kansas 77-70-69—216
T2. Jonathan Randolph, Mississippi 72-72-72—216
4. Will Hogan, Missouri State 75-73-71—219
T18. Chris Gilbert-I, Kansas 71-79-77—227
T46. Dan Waite, Kansas 78-79-78—235
T54. Alex Gutesha, Kansas 80-77-80—237
T65. Jeff Bell, Kansas 78-79-82—239
T72. Bryan Hackenberg, Kansas 87-76-82—245