Ex-KU Golfer Gary Woodland Tied For 40th At U.S. Open

June 21, 2009

FARMINGDALE,N.Y. – Former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland fell back in the pack in the third round and beginning of the fourth round at the U.S. Open on Sunday.

Woodland, who is from Topeka, Kan. and who finished his Jayhawk career in the spring of 2007, was among the top 12 after two rounds of the event. He opened the tournament with a 73 and carded a 66 in the second round.

However, he dropped to a 76 in the third round. Before Sunday play was stopped due to darkness, Woodland was two over par through his first seven holes of the final round.

His seven-over par total has him tied for 40th place heading into the final day of play on Monday. Woodland started the final round on the back nine and bogeyed each of his first three holes before registering two straight pars, a birdie and another par before the horn blew sending the players in for the night.

The tournament is scheduled to conclude on Monday. Lucas Glover and Ricky Barnes are tied for the lead at seven under par with four players tied for third at two under.