Barbee's Career-Best Round Lifts Kansas after Day One at Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

Oct. 26, 2009


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Nate Barbee’s career-best 64 helped the Kansas men’s golf team rise six spots to a tie for ninth place entering the final round at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate.

Barbee’s 64 ties for the third lowest round for Kansas in the Big 12 era. Barbee, who has earned a top-20 finish in all four events this year, is tied for eighth entering the final round.

“We made an adjustment with Nate (Barbee) and gave him a new putter with more loft today and he really rolled the ball better,” said head coach Kit Grove. “As a team, we are still struggling starting and finishing rounds, but hopefully we can put together a strong round tomorrow and continuing moving up the leaderboard.”

Freshman Chris Gilbert shot rounds of 72 and 73 to place in a tie for 47th. Senior Bryan Hackenberg carded an even-par 71 in round one and followed that with a 75 in round two to enter the third round tied for 54th.

Junior Jeff Bell improved on his first round score by seven strokes with a one-under par 70 in round two and is tied for 60th. Freshman Alex Gutesha is also tied for 60th place after firing rounds of 75 and 72.

The Jayhawks single-round record in the Big 12 era is held by former Jayhawks’ Ryan Vermeer and Andrew Price who both carded rounds of 63.

UNLV leads the event by a stroke over Washington State entering the final round of play. Derek Ernst of UNLV also leads the event by one stroke after firing rounds of 64 and 70.

Check back to for a complete recap and results from the final round of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate.

Team Leaderboard

1. UNLV 272-279—551

2. Washington State 277-275—552

3. Kansas State 283-275—558

4. Nevada 281-281—562

5. New Mexico State 285-279—564

T9. Kansas 291-279—570

Player Leaderboard

1. Derek Ernst, UNLV 64-70—134

T2. Tommy Bliefnick, Illinois State 68-67—135

T2. Jared Becher, Nevada 68-67—135

T2. Trent Sanders, Washington State 68-67—135

T8. Nate Barbee, Kansas 73-64—137

T47. Chris Gilbert, Kansas 72-73—145

T54. Bryan Hackenberg, Kansas 71-75—146

T60. Jeff Bell, Kansas 77-70—147

T60. Alex Gutesha, Kansas 75-72—147