Barbee, Waite Propel Jayhawks to Third Place at Desert Shootout

March 19, 2010


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Nate Barbee and Dan Waite fired rounds of 67 to propel the Kansas men’s golf team to third place entering the final round at the Desert Shootout at Palm Valley Golf Course.

KU shot a 279 to move up five spots on the leaderboard to third place.

Barbee carded his second-straight under-par round and finds himself in third place after two rounds. Barbee is coming off a tie for second place at the Squire Creek Invitational earlier this week.

Waite improved upon his first round score by 10 strokes in round two. His round of 67 marks the best round of his Jayhawk career.

Freshman Alex Gutesha shot a 74 to enter the final round tied for 19th. Gutesha is attempting to earn his third top-20 finish of the year.

Freshman Chris Gilbert carded a one-under 71 to finish the day tied for 37th. Junior Jeff Bell is tied for 76th after shooting a 74.

Senior Bryan Hackenberg moved up 25 spots on the leaderboard after firing a second-round 71. Hackenberg is competing in the event as an individual.

The Jayhawks trail leader Eastern Michigan by six strokes entering round three. Dustin Garza is leading the event after a second round 65.

Check back to for a complete recap and results from the final round of the Desert Shootout.

Team Leaderboard

1. Eastern Michigan 280-278—578

2. Wichita State 282-280—582

3. Kansas 285-279—584

4. Xavier 282-283—585

5. Brigham Young 289-279—588

Player Leaderboard

1. Dustin Garza, Wichita State 68-65—133

2. Brandon Lemmons, Eastern Michigan 67-67—134

3. Nate Barbee, Kansas 68-67—135

4. Nathan Leary, Iowa State 70-66-136

5. Espen Kofstad, Denver 74-63—137

T19. Alex Gutesha, Kansas 68-74—142

T37. Dan Waite, Kansas 77-67—144

T37. Chris Gilbert, Kansas 73-71—144

T47. Bryan Hackenberg-I, Kansas 75-71—146

T76. Jeff Bell, Kansas 76-74—150