KU Finishes Strong to Claim Fifth at Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate

Sept. 10, 2006


Kansas finished strong with a tournament best third-round team score of 299 strokes to climb into a finish of fifth at the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate. The Jayhawks completed their first tournament of the season with a total of 920 strokes after the 54-hole event.

Senior Gary Woodland led the way for the Jayhawks on Sunday after finishing his final round of play with a score of one-under par 71. His third-round total was only matched by tournament champion Derek Fathauer of Louisville. Woodland’s strong final round valuted him into a tie for 6th in the tournament and was his 10th top 10 finish as a Jayhawk.

“We played better today. Gary Woodland had a solid overall tournament and Tyler Docking played well in 2 of his 3 rounds,” said Coach Ross Randall. “Rich Harvest is just a really frustrating course and one of the hardest courses we have played in some time. Today gave us some things to be pleased about and we can build off this.”

The Louisville Cardinals, led by the individual champion Fathauer, were able to claim the top spot of the tournament. The Big 12 faired well with Colorado and Kansas State joining Kansas in the top 5.

Senior Tyler Docking, a native of Olathe Kan., completed his strong showing by firing a 79 on Sunday and claiming a 15th place tie. Freshman Bobby Knowles completed his first collegiate tournament in good form after shooting a final round 74 to finish in a tie for 27th. Senior Barrett Martens carded a final round 77 to put himself in a tie for 39th. Sophomore Zach Pederson also shot a final-round score of 77 to end in a tie for 51st.

The Jayhawks continue their fall season when they host the Kansas Invatational on Sept. 18-19 at Alvamar Golf Club.

To view final tournament results click here: http://www.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/kan/sports/m-golf/auto_pdf/RichHarvest