Barbee Earns Top-25 Ranking in Golfstat Cup Standings
March 28, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
A sizzling spring season has propelled Kansas junior golfer Nate Barbee into the top-25 amongst all collegiate golfers in the Golfstat Cup Standings.
The rankings are calculated using the entire season, both fall and spring, among all NCAA Division I, II and III golfers.
The Dakota Dunes, S.D. native has earned seven top-10 finishes during his junior campaign and carries a scoring average of 71.69.
“I am very happy for Nate,” said Kansas head coach Kit Grove. “He is an even better kid than he is a player. He does all the little things throughout the course of the season that turn out to be the difference makers.”
According to Grove, Barbee is likely to be named Academic All-American. If Barbee were to earn both All-American and Academic All-American honors, he would be the first Jayhawk golfer to do so.
Earlier this season Barbee won the Kansas Invitational. In March, Barbee has recorded a second place finish at the Desert Shootout and a tie for second at the Squire Creek Invitational.
“It is a very rewarding experience to have a player in Nate that excels both on the course and in the classroom,” said Kansas assistant coach John Handrigan.
For a complete listing of the Golfstat Cup Standings visit: http://www.golfstat.com/2009-2010/men/mgscup/mgscup.htm.
Barbee and his teammates will continue their spring season April 5-6 when they travel to Wichita, Kan. to compete in the Diet Pepsi Shocker Classic at Wichita Country Club. Check back to kuathletics.com for complete coverage of the 2009-10 season.