Jayhawks in 16th Place After Round One at Western Intercollegiate
March 29, 2009
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. –
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Seniors Walt Koelbel and Andrew Storm helped lead the Kansas Men’s Golf team to a 16th place finish with 307 strokes as a team after day one at the Western Intercollegiate.
“We obviously struggled today and it is tough to compete when you have three guys shoot in the 80’s,” said head coach Kit Grove. “Walt and Andrew did some nice things today and hopefully we can execute better tomorrow.”
Koelbel was the Jayhawks’ top-finisher after day one with a round of 73. Koelbel, who fired a pair of birdies on day one, is tied for 24th place. Storm shot a pair of 37’s on the front and back nine to card a 74 and is tied for 31st place.
The rest of the squad struggled around Pasatiempo Golf Course on day one. Junior Bryan Hackenberg and freshman Ian Anson shot opening day 80’s to tie for 77th place. Freshman Blake Giroux shot an 82 to tie for 84th place.
Fresno State jumped out to the early lead at the event with a first round 278. Bhavik Patel of Fresno State and Pat Grady of Colorado carded the low rounds of the day with rounds of 68.
The second round of play will be conducted on March 30 and live scoring can be tracked at golfstat.com. Check back to kuatlhetics.com for complete coverage of the Western Intercollegiate.
1. Fresno State 278
2. Colorado 283
T3. Michigan State 290
T3. Oregon 290
5. Mercer 291
16. Kansas 307
T1. Bhavik Patel, Fresno State 68
T1. Pat Grady, Colorado 68
T3. Michael Gideon, Fresno State 69
T3. Bryan Hogan, Fresno State 69
T3. Mark Hubbard, San Jose State 69
T3. Mark Tolan, Colorado 69
T24. Walt Koelbel, Kansas 73
T31. Andrew Storm, Kansas 74
T77. Ian Anson, Kansas 80
T77. Bryan Hackenberg, Kansas 80
T84. Blake Giroux, Kansas 82