Strong Finish Catapults Jayhawks to Fifth-Place Finish

April 10, 2007


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The Kansas men’s golf team recorded the top final round score at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic to move into a tie for fifth place. The Jayhawks were led by senior Gary Woodland who carded a final-round 66 to finish in a tie for second place.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

The Jayhawks ended the day with a score of two-under par 278, which included <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Woodland’s 66 and sophomore Zach Pederson’s round of 69. For Woodland, the finish marks his eighth top-10 finish of the year.

“We played a lot better today,” said head coach Ross Randall. “Really if we had not dug ourselves such a big hole in the first round we very well could have won the tournament the way we played the last two rounds of play. Hopefully we can continue to play like we did in the last two rounds when we begin the Big 12 Championships in two weeks.”

Senior Tyler Docking fired a final-round 71 to finish in a tie for 31st with 215 strokes. Senior Barrett Martens finished tied for 46th with 218 strokes in his spring debut. Junior Joey Mundy carded a final-day 72 to finish tied for 56th.

Woodland fell just one short shy of catching the individual champion, Louie Bishop of UC-Davis. UC-Davis was also able to take home the team crown with 840 strokes.

The Jayhawks will next be in action on April 23-24 when they travel to Prairie Dunes, Kan. to compete in the Big 12 Championships.