Jayhawks in 13th Place After Day One at Windon Memorial Classic

Oct. 7, 2007


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Zach Pederson and Brad Hopfinger both fired under-par rounds as the Kansas men’s golf team stands in 13th place after day one at the Windon Memorial Classic. The Jayhawks shot rounds of 298 and 299 to compile a first-day score of 597 at Lake Shore Country Club (par-71, 6,667 yards) in Glencoe, Ill.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

“We had a real disappointing day today,” said head coach Kit Grove. “We have to find a way to minimize our mistakes and take better advantages of the par-fives.”

Pederson’s first-round 69 marks his first round of par or better on the season. Pederson followed that up with a second-round score of 76 to finish the day tied for 31st.

“I was very happy with Zach’s play today in the morning, you can’t ask for anything more than he gave us,” said Grove.

Hopfinger, a native of Lake Forest, Ill., rebounded from an opening-round 80 to fire a second-round score of 70. Hopfinger in his homecoming to his native Chicago area stands in a tie for 52nd after day one.

“Brad struggled in the morning, but I was very impressed with how he bounced back from a rough round and performed so well in the afternoon especially in your hometown where you want to play well,” said Grove.

Junior Walt Koelbel shot a first-day total of 151 to finish the day tied for 56th. Freshman Nate Barbee shot rounds of 75 and 78 to finish day one tied for 58th. Junior Andrew Storm carded a 159 to finish the first-day in 67th.

Kent State, led by four players that are under-par, lead the event after the first-day with a team score of 559. David Lipsky, of the host school Northwestern, shot rounds of 70 and 67 to lead all individuals after day one.

The final round will be conducted on Monday morning beginning at 8 a.m. Check back to kuathletics.com for final results and recap.

Team Leaderboard

1. Kent State (282-277–559)

2. Northwestern (285-284–569)

3. Michigan (284-288–572)

T4. Purdue (286-287–573)

T4. Minnesota (296-277–573)

13. Kansas (298-299–597)

Player Leaderboard

1. David Lipsky, Northwestern (70-67–137)

T2. Jonathan Bowers, Northwestern (70-69–139)

T2. David Ludlow, Kent State (72-67–139)

T2. Kyle Moore, Northwestern (70-69–139)

T2. J.P. Paiement, Kent State (70-69–139)

T2. Jon Sauer, New Mexico (70-69–139)

T31. Zach Pederson, Kansas (69-76–145)

T52. Brad Hopfinger, Kansas (80-70–150)

T56. Walt Koelbel, Kansas (76-75–151)

T58. Nate Barbee, Kansas (75-78–153)

67. Andrew Storm, Kansas (78-81–159)