Barbee, Gutesha Lead Jayhawks During Round One at Desert Shootout

March 18, 2010


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Nate Barbee and Alex Gutesha each fired first-round 68’s to lead the Kansas men’s golf team to eighth place after round one at the Desert Shootout at Palm Valley Golf Course.

Barbee, who is fresh off a second-place tie at the Squire Creek Invitational, carded his tenth under-par round of the year. Both Barbee and Gutesha are tied for fourth after day one.

Gutesha has recorded one top-10 and two top-20 finishes in his freshman campaign. Gutesha’s top-career finish came when he tied for 10th at the Fairway Club Invitational.

Freshman Chris Gilbert is tied for 50th place after shooting a 73. Gilbert is coming off an 18th-place finish at the Squire Creek Invitational.

Junior Jeff Bell opened with a 76 and is tied for 76th. Freshman Dan Waite shot an 84 and is tied for 84th.

Senior Bryan Hackenberg is competing in the event as an individual and is tied for 72nd after carding a 75.

KU shot a first round 285 to place eighth out of the 17 teams in the field. Kansas State, Iowa State and Nebraska are also competing.

The second round will be played on Friday. Check back to for a complete recap and results of the second round of the Desert Shootout.

Team Leaderboard

1. Pacific 277

2. Kansas State 279

3. Eastern Michigan 280

4. VCU 281

T5. Wichita State 282

T5. Xavier 282

8. Kansas 285

Player Leaderboard

1. Alex Johnson, Pacific 66

T2. Brandon Lemons, Eastern Michigan 67

T2. Joe Kinney, Kansas State 67

T4. Nate Barbee, Kansas 68

T4. Alex Gutesha, Kansas 68

T50. Chris Gilbert, Kansas 73

T72. Bryan Hackenberg-I, Kansas 75

T78. Jeff Bell, Kansas 76

T84. Dan Waite, Kansas 77