Kansas Men's Golf In Second At 2004 Kansas Invitational

Sept. 20, 2004

Lawrence, Kan. –

The University of Kansas men’s golf team is in second place, in a 13-team field, after two rounds of the Kansas Invitational in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas opened the two-day tournament with a first round total of 292, then followed with a second round score of 289 for a two-round total of 581 on the 6,950 yard, par-72 Alvamar Golf Club.

“We struggled a little bit today,” head coach Ross Randall said. “The golf course played pretty tough today with the wind blowing as hard as it was.”

Kansas trails the University of Texas-San Antonio by one stroke going into tomorrow’s final round

In team competition, senior Kevin Ward leads the Jayhawks with a one-under 143 after rounds of 71 and 72 and is tied for third. Senior Andrew Price, the tournament’s defending champion, is tied for 12th with a 146 after carding rounds of 70 and 76, respectively. Sophomore Tyler Docking is tied for 20th after shooting 76 and 72 for a combined total of 148. Sophomore Gary Woodland is tied for 28th after carding rounds of 80 and 69 for a combined score of 149. Junior Jason Sigler is tied for 37th after rounds of 75 and 76.

Six Jayhawks are competing on an individual basis, and are led by sophomore Barrett Martens, who shot rounds of 75 and 68 for a share of third place with a total of 143. Martens’ 68 was the lowest score of the day and the lowest round of his career. Junior Pete Krsnich is in a tie for 12th after rounds of 74 and 72 gave him a combined score of 146. Junior Ryan Rainer is tied for 32nd after rounds of 73 and 77 gave him a total of 150. Freshman Joey Mundy is tied for 41st after carding rounds of 75 and 77 for a combined score of 152. Junior Luke Trammell is tied for 47th after he carded rounds of 78 and 75 for a total of 153. Freshman John Newcomer is tied for 53rd after back-to-back rounds of 77 gave him a total of 154.

“We know tomorrow is going to be better and we hope our best golf is in front of us,” Randall said.

Kansas will finish tournament action, Tuesday Sept. 21, in the third round of the Kansas Invitational. A shotgun tee-time is set to begin at 8:30 a.m.

Team Results

Place School Score
1 Texas-San Antonio 580
2 Kansas 581
3 Kansas State 583
4 Houston 586
5 Nebraska 587
6 Wichita State 591
7 Northern Iowa 598
8 Illinois State 603
9 Oklahoma City 605
10 UMKC 606
11 Western Kentucky 607
12 St. Louis 608
13 South Dakota State 643

Individual Results

  • Place Name School Score
  • T1 Matt VanCleave Kansas State 71-71–142
  • T1 John Elizondo UTSA 70-72–142
  • T3 Kevin Ward Kansas 71-72–143
  • T3 Pablo Acuna Houston 72-71–143
  • T3 Barrett Martens Kansas 75-68–143

Kansas Results
T3 Kevin Ward 71-72–143
T3 *Barrett Martens 75-68–143
T12 Andrew Price 70-76–146
T12 *Pete Krsnich 74-72–146
T20 Tyler Docking 76-72–148
T28 Gary Woodland 80-69–149
T32 *Ryan Rainer 73-77–150
T37 Jason Sigler 75-76–151
T41 *Joey Mundy 75-77–152
T47 *Luke Trammell 78-75–153
T53 *John Newcomer 77-77–154
*Competed as an individual