Inclement Weather Cuts Jayhawks' Day Short

Sept. 13, 2010

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – Severe thunderstorms and a tornado warning in the area forced participants of the Fairway Club Invitational to end their day earlier than expected. The original plan was to play two rounds Monday, but the Kansas men’s golf team only finished about 1.5 rounds of play. Players had to stop for the day between the eighth and 10th holes, according to head coach Kit Grove.

After round one, the Jayhawks stood in sixth place with a score of 298, putting them 13 strokes behind leader UMKC. Coach Grove said he saw some good things, but says it is imperative to make up some strokes if the team has any chance of moving up.

“Guys had their moments,” Grove said. “We didn’t really take care of things during the middle part of the day. We can make three or four shots up and hopefully that will put us in a third-place finish.”

Good play from everybody is essential to making up those few strokes, according to Grove.

“We just need everybody to play a little more,” he said. “We really have to show a little more depth. We’ve been having to count scores in the high 70s and that just kills you when you have to do that. Hopefully we can show a little more depth tomorrow.”

Junior Doug Quinones highlighted the day for the Jayhawks as he fired a 72, putting him in a tie for seventh place among all individuals.

“Doug made a lot of birdies,” Grove said. “He had plenty of offense going. He had a couple of bad holes that derailed him from putting up a really great round, but even-par is pretty solid.”

Other KU scores included Nate Barbee at 74 (tied for 21st), Dan Waite at 75 (tied for 25th), David Catt at 77 (tied for 38th) and Chris Gilbert at 78 (tied for 44th).

Grove expects the team to resume play at around 8 a.m. Tuesday and finish the remainder of the second round and then continue onto the third round as scheduled, weather permitting.

UMKC led after one round of play with a score of 285. Missouri State was second with a score of 291, while Illinois State and Central Arkansas are in a tie for third place with a score of 292. Will Hogan of Missouri State led all individuals with an impressive score of 67.

Fairway Club Invitational
Nebraska City, Neb.
(Through One Round)

Team Leaders
1. UMKC-285
2. Missouri State- 291
T3. Illinois State- 292
T3. Central Arkansas- 292
5. Nebraska- 296
6. Kansas- 298

Individual Leaders
1. Will Hogan (Missouri State)- 67
T2. Gabe Maier (Wyoming)- 70
T2. Will Robson (UMKC)- 70
T2. Steven Lecuyer (Central Arkansas)- 70

Kansas Individuals
T7. Doug Quinones- 72
T21. Nate Barbee- 74
T25. Dan Waite- 75
T38. David Catt- 77
T44. Chris Gilbert- 78