Jayhawks Tied for Eighth After Day One at NCAA Central Regional

May 17, 2007


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The <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Kansas men’s golf team finished tied for eighth place after the first day of play at the NCAA Central Regional in Sugar Grove, Ill. The Jayhawks carded a 313 during round one while contending with windy and cold conditions.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

“The course turned its ugly head today,” said head coach Ross Randall. “When we teed off in the morning the temperature was in the low 40’s and it was windy.”

The Jayhawks were once again led by their senior duo of Gary Woodland and Tyler Docking. Woodland recorded two birdies en route to his opening round score of 76 and is tied for 25th place. Docking opened the tournament with a score of 77 and is tied for 35th place. Both seniors finished strong with scores of 37 on their second nine holes of the day.

“We had some good stretches and some bad stretches during our round today,” said Randall. “Gary played a pretty steady round for us, but overall we didn’t finish the rounds as well as would have liked.

Junior Joey Mundy fired an opening-round 78 to tie for 43rd place. Mundy closed out his round with a birdie.

Senior Barrett Martens shot an opening-round 82 to finish tied for 87th. Sophomore Walt Koelbel shot a 93 and is in 137th place.

“The important part about today was that we are very much still in contention and hopefully this was our worst round of the tournament and we got it out of the way early,” said Randall.

Louisville leads the tournament after shooting a first-round score of 294. Derek Fathauer of Louisville is the leading individual after carding a two-under 70.

The Jayhawks will tee off at 12:20 p.m. tomorrow for their second round of play. You can once again track living scoring at www.golfstat.com.