Jayhawks to Compete In Big 12 Championships

April 25, 2011


Kansas’ men’s golf team will travel to Hutchinson, Kan. to compete in the Big 12 Championships on April 25-27. The tournament will be played at Prairie Dunes golf course and will be hosted by the University of Nebraska. Kansas will not make any changes to its lineup for the tournament. Head Coach Kit Grove believes this is a great opportunity for his team to compete against top quality competition.
“We are really looking forward to Prairie Dunes,” Grove said. “It’s a fantastic golf course and on top of that, we are really looking forward to competing against some of the best programs in the country. This will be a very good experience.”
Sophomores Chris Gilbert, Dan Waite and Alex Gutesha, senior Nate Barbee, and junior Doug Quinones will represent the Jayhawks.
Gilbert has had a very successful 2010-11 season. He currently leads the team in scoring average with a 73.65. His best finish came in the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate during the fall season where he finished in a tie for seventh place. Gilbert has shot three rounds in the 60s this season, including a 65 at the aforementioned Herb Wimberly.
Gutesha has a scoring average of 74.03, second best on the team. His best finish of the season came when he tied for third place at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate. His low round of the season is a 68 and also achieved a tournament score of 210 at the Herb Wimberly, a team best.
Barbee’s scoring average on the season is 74.24. He is the only Jayhawk to win a tournament this season, winning the Bill Ross Intercollegiate in the fall with a score of 213. He has also shot three rounds in the 60s over the course of the season.
Quinones has a scoring average of 75.55. His highlights include tying for 2nd at the Fairway Club Invitational during the fall, and shooting a 54 hole low of 218 at the Cowboy Classic in the spring.
Waite has a scoring average of 77.26. Waite finished in 14th place among individuals at the Hawkeye Invitational, the team’s most recent tournament. His best 54 hole score of the season is a 227, including a low round of 73.
Kansas finished with a score of 1210 in 2010, while Oklahoma State won the tournament. Chris Ward of Texas Tech was the top individual with a four round score of 279. Nate Barbee was the top individual for Kansas in 2010 with a score of 296, finishing in a tie for 27th. Live scoring can be found at golfstat.com while Kansas results and recaps can be found at kuathletics.com