Jayhawks Tied for Third after Day One at Windon Memorial Classic

Oct. 8, 2006


The Kansas men’s golf team came on strong during the second round of play to secure a tie for 3rd after day one at the Windon Memorial Classic in Glencoe, Ill. After firing a team score of 306 in round one, the Jayhawks were able to climb the leaderboard steadily during the second round of play prior to the suspension of play due to darkness.

The Jayhawks currently are in a tie with Michigan State for third and trail just Colorado and SMU in the team standings. Kansas stood in a tie for eighth after the completion of the first round, but used quality rounds from all members of the team to gain five spots in the standings after the first day of play.

Senior Gary Woodland continued his strong start to the season by carding an opening-round 73. His second-round is still in progress, but he stands at one-over par for the tournament and is in third place. Colt Knost of SMU and Pat Grady of Colorado stand in first and second place, respectively.

“We struggled in the first round, but played lots better in the second round,” said Coach Ross Randall. “Our team put together a very good comeback that put us back into contention. The course is an old-fashioned design with lots of trees and very quick greens. Overall the course played very difficult, but it is a course that the players would want to play any day.”

Freshman Bobby Knowles leads the rest of the Jayhawk squad after completing both rounds with a score of 150 and is currently tied for 16th place. Sophomore Zach Pederson used three birdies in both rounds during day one to finish with 151 strokes and a tie for 26th place. Senior Tyler Docking sits in a tie for 43rd with his second round of play still in progress. Sophomore Walt Koelbel shot rounds of 75 and 83 and is tied for 53rd place.

Play will resume tomorrow morning at 7:45 A.M. with the completion of the second-round followed by final-round play. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.