Strong Second Round Propels KU to Fifth Place After Two Rounds at the Columbia Orthopaedic Group Missouri Intercollegiate

April 12, 2010


Chris Gilbert’s 68 and Dan Waite’s 69 highlighted a strong second round for the Kansas men’s golf team as they enter the final day in fifth place at the Columbia Orthopaedic Group Missouri Intercollegiate.

After struggling in round one and shooting a 301, KU responded with a 282 in round two which marked the best team score in round two. The Jayhawks moved up five spots on the team leaderboard in the second round.

“Our three true freshman really stepped up for us in the second round today,” said head coach Kit Grove. “They combined to shoot seven-under par in the second round and I can’t ask anything more out of them than that.”

Gilbert’s second round 68 marks his best round during his freshman season. Gilbert enters the final round tied for sixth and sits just two strokes behind the leaders.

Waite, who is coming off a 15th place finish at the Shocker Classic, improved on his first round score by nine strokes in round two and is tied for 22nd place.

Senior Bryan Hackenberg and freshman Alex Gutesha are also tied for 22nd place with 147 strokes after two rounds. Hackenberg carded rounds of 74 and 73, while Gutesha shot an opening round 75 and followed that up with a 72.

Sophomore Blake Giroux is tied for 46th after round of 78 and 74.

Kansas State leads Nebraska by one stroke entering the final round. Four golfers are tied atop the individual leaderboard at four-under par.

The final round of the Columbia Orthopaedic Group Missouri Intercollegiate will be played on Tuesday. Check back to for a complete recap and results from the final round of play.

Team Leaderboard

1. Kansas State 287-284—571

2. Nebraska 282-290—572

3. Missouri 283-293—576

4. St. Mary’s 297-284—581

5. Kansas 301-282—583

Player Leaderboard

T1. Gabe Maier, Wyoming 69-71—140

T1. Joe Ida, Kansas State 70-70—140

T1. Brandon Crick, Nebraska 67-73—140

T1. Curtis Yonke, Kansas State 69-71—140

5. Mike Coatman, Nebraska 69-72—141

T6. Chris Gilbert, Kansas 74-68—142

T22. Dan Waite, Kansas 78-69—147

T22. Alex Gutesha, Kansas 75-72—147

T22. Bryan Hackenberg, Kansas 74-73—147

T46. Blake Giroux, Kansas 78-74—152