Jayhawks Finish 24th at NCAA Central Regional
May 19, 2007
LAWRENCE, KAN. –
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The Kansas Men’s Golf team finished in 24th place the NCAA Central Regional at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club in <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Sugar Grove, Ill. The Jayhawks shot a score of 323 and failed to finish in the top-10 to qualify for the NCAA Championship.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
“The course was playing nearly impossible today,” said head coach Ross Randall. “All the teams really struggled today. It was really great to see our seniors finish their careers in fine fashion by birding their last hole as Jayhawks.”
Senior Gary Woodland ended his accomplished Jayhawk career by carding his second consecutive round of 75 to finish in a tie for 21st. Woodland recorded three victories during his senior campaign.
Senior Tyler Docking shot a final-round 80 and finished tied for 53rd. Docking’s finish marks his best finish in his three career NCAA Regional appearances.
Junior Joey Mundy shot an 87 in the final round of play to finish tied for 116th. Senior Barrett Martens shot a final-round score of 85 to finish in a tie for 125th. Sophomore Walt Koelbel finished in 134th after shooting a final-round score of 83.
Tulsa shot a 310 in the final-round of play to edge Alabama by three strokes for the team championship. Dawie Van Der Walt of Lamar and Dan Woltman of Wisconsin tied for the individual championship with a three-round score of 215.
Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas Tech will represent the Big 12 at the NCAA Championship after finishing in the top-10. Texas A&M tied for 10th place and lost a playoff to Minnesota for the final qualifying spot in the NCAA Central Regional.