Jayhawks Sit in 10th Place After Day One at the 2010 Big 12 Championship

April 23, 2010

TRINITY, Texas –

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Nate Barbee shot a pair of par or better rounds during day one of the Big 12 Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club to lead the Kansas men’s golf team to 10th place after two rounds.

KU shot rounds of 295 and 298 during day one. Texas A&M and Oklahoma State share the lead with 565 strokes and Texas trails the leaders by just one stroke.

Barbee shot rounds of 70 and 72 to tie for 10th place after two rounds. Barbee, who leads the team in scoring average at 71.89, will attempt to earn his ninth top-10 finish of the year over the weekend.

“Nate was rock solid for us again today and hopefully he can continue it into the weekend,” said head coach Kit Grove. “Hopefully we can get some more balance in our lineup over the weekend.”

Freshman Chris Gilbert fired an opening-round 70 and followed that up with a 76 in round two and is tied for 25th. Gilbert’s first round marks his fourth under-par round this season.

Fellow freshman Alex Gutesha continued his solid play in the spring with rounds of 73 and 75. The Greenwood Village, Colo. native is currently tied for 32nd.

Senior Bryan Hackenberg rebounded from an opening-round 82 and shot 75 in round two and is tied for 56th. Freshman Dan Waite struggled during day one with rounds of 83 and 79 and is in 60th place.

Chris Ward of Texas Tech leads the event at 10-under par after carding rounds of 69 and 65. Bobby Hudson of Texas trails Ward by just one stroke after two rounds.

The third round will be played Saturday. Check back to kuathletics.com for complete coverage of the 2010 Big 12 Championship.

Team Leaderboard

T1. Texas A&M 280-285—565

T1. Oklahoma State 281-284—565

3. Texas 282-284—566

4. Texas Tech 286-285—571

5. Kansas State 290-283—573

10. Kansas 295-298—593

Player Leaderboard

1. Chris Ward, Texas Tech 69-65—134

2. Bobby Hudson, Texas 64-71—135

3. Lorenzo Scotto, Baylor 69-67—136

T4. Jordan Russell, Texas A&M 68-69—137

T4. Andrea Pavan, Texas A&M 71-66-137

T10. Nate Barbee, Kansas 70-72—142

T25. Chris Gilbert, Kansas 70-76—146

T32. Alex Gutesha, Kansas 73-75—148

T56. Bryan Hackenberg, Kansas 82-75—157

60. Dan Waite, Kansas 83-79—162