Men’s Golf: Summer Update
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s golfers have had an exciting summer.
Jayhawk sophomore Chase Hanna qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in June and shot a 78-73-151 at the U.S. APL missing the cut by four strokes. In July, Hanna shot a two-round 132 (-8) at the Kansas Amateur to advance to match play where he lost in the semifinals one-down against Bryan Norton. Included was a Kansas Amateur-record 64 in Hanna’s opening round of stroke play.
KU redshirt senior Bryce Brown qualified for the Nebraska Match Play Championship June 23 with a 72-72-144. He won six matches en route to the title where he defeated Carson Schaake, 2 and 1, to win the 47th Nebraska Match Play Championship.
Redshirt freshman Brock Drogosch shot a 67-66-133 on July 8th at Orange County National Golf Center in Florida to qualify for the 2014 U.S. Amateur. A week later, incoming freshman Daniel Hudson shot two-round 141 at Hidden Glen Golf Club in Wisconsin to also qualify for the U.S. Amateur. The Jayhawks put forth valiant efforts with Hudson missing the cut by two strokes shooting a 73-74-147 and Drogosch missing the cut by 10 strokes with a 76-79-155.
Sophomore Jacques Wilson won the 2014 Resorters Golf Tournament in Alexandria, Minnesota, at the Alexandria Golf Club, in early August. Wilson won four matches to advance to the finals where he faced last year’s runner-up Nick Heinen. Wilson sank a par putt on 18th hole to win the match 1-up.
Former Kansas golfer Nate Barbee won the 65th Herman Sani Invitational in Johnston, Iowa, August 10, breaking tournament record with a 54-hole 196 (-20). Barbee played at KU from 2008-11.
In the 2014 season, PGA pro Gary Woodland has recorded four Top 10 finishes, has a scoring average 70.42, ranked 31st in FedEx Cup and 50th overall world golf ranking.
Former KU All-American Chris Thompson competed in his first two PGA events earlier this summer, making the cut at the Byron Nelson Championship and also qualifying for the U.S. Open. Thompson and Barbee tied for third at the Waterloo (Iowa) Open in late July.
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