Jayhawks Finish 17th at Saint Mary's Invitational

Sept. 11, 2007


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Freshman Nate Barbee shot a final-round score of 77 to lead the Jayhawks with a 47th place finish at the St. Mary’s Invitational in his collegiate debut. The Jayhawks as a team carded a final round score of 312 to finish the event conducted at Poppy Hills Golf Club in 17th place. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

“We didn’t play any better today than we did yesterday,” said head coach Kit Grove. “We have to regroup when we get home and get ready for our tournament next week.”

Junior Walt Koelbel fired the best round of the day for the Jayhawks with a final-round 72. The round of 72 marks his third career round of par or better and it

enabled Koelbel to move up the leaderboard 25 spots to finish in a tie for 57th.

Junior Zach Pederson shot a final-round score of 83 to finish tied for 83rd. Sophomore Bobby Knowles carded an 89 to finish the event in 87th place. Sophomore Patrick Roth shot a final-round 80 to finish tied for 88th.

Fellow Big 12 Competitor, Baylor, was able to take home both the team and individual crown. Baylor won the team event with a score of 878. Wesley Williams won medalist honors with a three-round score of 214.

The Jayhawks will be back in action as they host the Kansas Invitational on Sept. 17-18. Check back to kuathletics.com for complete coverage.

Team Leaderboard

1. Baylor 288-293-297–878

2. UAB 297-288-297–882

T3. St. Mary’s 302-291-290–883

T3. UT-Arlington 295-296-292–883

5. Eastern Michigan 294-300-290–884

17. Kansas 311-300-312–923

Player Leaderboard

1. Wesley Williams (Baylor) 71-70-73–214

2. Ian Rochester (Memphis) 74-71-70–215

T3. Graham Hill (Eastern Michigan) 70-75-71–216

T3. Chadd Cocco (St. Mary’s) 74-73-69–216

T3. Brad Smith (UAB) 72-69-75–216

T47. Nate Barbee (Kansas) 74-77-77–228

T57. Walt Koelbel (Kansas) 84-74-72–230

T83. Zach Pederson (Kansas) 77-77-83–237

87. Bobby Knowles (Kansas) 76-75-89–240

T88. Patrick Roth (Kansas) 89-74-80–243