KU Men's Golf Finishes in Top 10 of Golfweek Conference Challenge
Sept. 18, 2012
BURLINGTON, Iowa – Kansas men’s golf used a final-round 299 (+11) to climb two spots on the leaderboard and conclude the Golfweek Conference Challenge in 10th place with a three-day total of 902 (+38) at Spirit Hollow Golf Course Tuesday afternoon.
“I thought we showed pretty good improvement from last week to this week,” said Kansas head coach Jamie Bermel. “Chris (Glibert) had another good round today. It was a really good tournament for him, and Dylan (McClure) was steady again. We just couldn’t find the fourth score. If we could have had a fourth score each day, it would have been a huge help, but overall I’m not totally disappointed.”
Senior Chris Gilbert earned his first top-15 finish of the season after carding a 2-over 74 on the last day to tie for 13th place overall with a 54-hole total of 219 (+3). For the third-straight day, Gilbert’s scorecard showed four birdies for his round, including his final hole, the par-4, 352-yard No. 11.
“It was good to get a top 15,” said Gilbert. “My play was a lot better this week. This tournament I did a better job of getting it in play off the tee and staying patient around the greens. My birdie putts are starting to drop. I just need to minimize my mistakes. Each round I had one big number (double bogey), and I want to start eliminating those so I can be in contention more.”
Sophomore Dylan McClure led the charge for KU on the closing day with a 1-over 73 to mark the second-straight tournament McClure fired the best score by a Jayhawk in the final round. Sophomore transfer Stan Gautier matched Gilbert’s 74 for the final round with birdies on two of his final four holes. Gautier ended the event tied for 31st with a three-round aggregate of 225 (+9), while McClure was close behind with a 227 (+11) to tie for 41st.
“We’ll probably change up the lineup a little bit going into next week to see if we can’t find a fourth man to get a good score posted because Stan, Dylan and Chris played pretty solid,” said Bermel, looking ahead to the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational in Erie, Colo.
Kansas will continue its fall schedule when it travels to the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational, which begins with 36 holes on Monday, Sept. 24.