Jayhawks in Ninth After Day One at Big 12 Championship

April 23, 2007


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The University of Kansas men’s golf team finished the first day of play at the Big 12 Championships in ninth place with 613 strokes at Prarie Dunes Golf Club in Hutchinson, Kan. The Jayhawks were led by senior Gary Woodland who finished the day with 147 strokes and is currently tied for eighth place.

The Jayhawks carded a team total of 302 in strokes in round one and followed that up with a 311 in the second round. Oklahoma State is in the lead after day one with a team score of 579 strokes.

“The main thing about Prairie Dunes is that if you hit the ball on the wrong side of green, that is where you get into a lot of trouble and that is where our guys had a lot of trouble,” said head coach Ross Randall. “They just hit it above the hole a lot of times where they can’t be aggressive at all with any kind of putts.”

Sophomore Walt Koelbel, who is competing in his first Big 12 Championship, is currently tied for 28th with 152 strokes. Senior Barrett Martens carded a first day score of 154 to finish the day tied for 36th. Junior Joey Mundy fired a pair of 80s to finish tied for 54th. Senior Tyler Docking finished the day with a score of 165 to tie for 57th.

Oscar Floren of Texas Tech is the individual leader with 141 strokes and leads Gary Woodland by six strokes.

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