Jayhawks Sit in Seventh Place After Day One at Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate

Sept. 9, 2006


The Kansas men’s golf team opened the 2006 fall season in seventh place at the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate after the first day of play. The second round of play was suspended due to darkness with three groups remaining on the course. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

The Jayhawks used 312 team strokes to complete the first round at Rich Harvest Golf Club (par-72). Senior Tyler Docking led the Jayhawks after completing both rounds and finishing with a two-round total of 150 placing him in a tie for 10th in the tournament.

Docking trails tournament leaders, Mitchell Gregson of Kansas State and Colt Knost of Southern Methodist, by four strokes.

Along with Docking, senior Gary Woodland opened his senior campaign in solid fashion after a first round score of 79 and was just two-over par in his second round through 16 holes to position himself in a 19th place tie after the first day of play.

“The course was playing very difficult today and as a result the scores were much higher than expected,” KU coach Ross Randall said. “Our team really struggled along with the rest of the field in the first round, but we played better in the second round.”

The team tournament leaders following the first day of play are the Louisville Cardinals. They are followed in the standings by fellow Big 12 members Kansas State and Colorado respectively.

Freshman Bobby Knowles, making his Kansas debut, used two rounds of 80 to finish in a tie for 43rd place. Senior Barrett Martens posted a combined score of 161 to finish in a 48th place tie. Sophomore Zach Pederson opened his 2006 season by shooting a two-round total of 165 to claim a tie for 60th place.

The Jayhawks will conclude second round play tomorrow at 7:30 prior to beginning the final round. Track live results at www.golfstat.com.