Kansas Finishes in 11th at Border Olympics

March 26, 2011

LAREDO, Tex. –

Kansas’ men’s golf team finished in 11th place at the Border Olympics in Laredo, Tex. with a score of 866, two-over par. Kansas posted first and second round scores of 288 and 293 on Friday, respectively. The Jayhawks concluded the third round on Saturday with their best round of the tournament, posting a score of 285, three-under par on the day. The team finished 34 strokes behind tournament winner Arkansas.

Sophomore Chris Gilbert highlighted the tournament for Kansas with a 211, putting him in a tie for 11th place among individuals. Gilbert fired rounds of 68, 76, and 67. His scores of 68 and 67 mark the first time in the spring season he has posted a score below 70. They are also his second and third best scores of the 2010-11 season; he shot a round of 65 in the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate during the fall season.

Junior Doug Quinones finished in a tie for 38th place with a score of 218. Quinones shot rounds of 76, 69, and 73. His score of 69 marks his best round of the 2010-11 season. His total score of 218 also marks his best 54 hole score of the season; his previous best was a 222 at the Kansas Invitational during the fall season.

Sophomore Alex Gutesha finished in a tie for 44th with a score of 220. He posted rounds of 72, 76, and 72. His overall score of 220 is his best score of the spring season and his two rounds of 72 mark his best rounds of the spring season as well.

Senior Nate Barbee finished in a tie for 55th with a score of 222. Barbee fired rounds of 73, 72, and 77. His round of 72 matches his best round of the spring season. He has achieved that score on two other occasions during the season.

Senior Jeff Bell finished the tournament in a tie for 79th with a score of 226. Bell shot rounds of 75, 78, and 72. His round of 73 matches his best score of the spring season thus far and his total score of 226 also matches his best 54 hole score of the spring season.

Arkansas won the tournament with a score of 832, while Oklahoma and Baylor finished in second and third place with scores of 837 and 846, respectively. Michael Whitehead of Rice finished in first place among individuals with a score of 197, an impressive 19-under par. Sebastian Cappelen of Arkansas finished in second place with a score of 199.

Kansas competes next in the Cowboy Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz. on April 4th and 5th.

Team Results

1. Arkansas- 280-273-279–832

2. Oklahoma- 271-282-284–837

3. Baylor- 287-275-284–846

4. Rice- 292-282-274–848

5. Liberty- 280-287-286–853

11.KANSAS- 288-293-285–866

Individual Results

1. Michael Whitehead (Rice)- 68-67-62–197

2. Sebastian Cappelen (Arkansas) – 69-64-66–199

T3. Timothy Madigan (New Mexico State) – 70-70-65–205

T3. Joakim Mikkelsen (Baylor) – 71-68-66–205

Kansas Individuals

T11. Chris Gilbert- 68-76-67–211

T38. Doug Quinones- 76-69-73–218

T44. Alex Gutesha- 72-76-72–220

T55. Nate Barbee- 73-72-77–222

T79. Jeff Bell- 75-78-73–226