Kansas Golf in Sixth After Day One in Arizona

March 19, 2009

Kansas Golf in Sixth After Day One in Arizona

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Two top-20 performances by Jayhawk golfers helped the Kansas men’s golf team shoot a 282 Thursday to finish in sixth place after day one at the 2009 Desert Shootout.

Blake Giroux and Ian Anson led the way for the Jayhawks as both golfers finished the day tied for 16th place individually with rounds of 69. Rounding out the lineup for Kansas were Nate Barbee (70, t22), Bryan Hackenberg (74, t57) and Walt Koelbel (76, t74).

Denver finished the day atop the team standings after shooting a 271. Tom Whitney of Airforce and Nicolas Geyer of Tulsa tied for first individually with rounds of 64.

Round two of the Desert Shootout begins Friday at 7:30 a.m. Check back to kuathletics.com for results and a complete recap of the event.

Team Standings

1. Denver 271

2. Tulsa 275

t3. Coastal Carolina 278

t3. Air Force 278

t3. Southern Utah 278

6. Kansas 282

7. Boise State 283

t8. Iowa State 287

t8. Kansas State 287

t8. Cleveland 287

11. Nebraska 290

12. Utah Valley 292

13. Northern Iowa 293

14. Missouri State 294

Individual Standings

t1. Tom Whitney, Air Force 32-32—64

t1. Nicolas Geyger, Tulsa 30-34—64

t3. Arie Fauzi, Tulsa 32-35—67

t3. Austin Uhl, Denver 35-32—67

t3. Charlie Winegardner, Coast. Car. 32-35—67

t16. Ian Anson, Kansas 34-35—69

t16. Blake Giroux, Kansas 33-36—69

t22. Nate Barbee, Kansas 35-35—70

t57. Bryan Hackenberg, Kansas 35-39—74

t74. Walt Koelbel, Kansas 36-40—76