Knowles Shares Lead after Round One at Landfall Tradition

Oct. 27, 2006


The Kansas men’s golf team, led by three top-15 performances, stands in a tie for third, just four shots off the pace, after round one at the Landfall Tradition. Freshman Bobby Knowles overcame rainy conditions to shoot a one-under par score of 71 and a claim a tie for first place at the Jack Nicklaus Course at the Country Club at Landfall.

Knowles used four birdies on the day and is currently tied at the top of the leaderboard with Mitch Cohlmia of Tulsa. Senior Gary Woodland made a late charge that included two eagles in his last five holes to finish the day in a tie for third after carding a 72.

Tulsa leads the way after a first round score of 295 and they are closely followed by Purdue, in second place, with 296 strokes. The Jayhawks are tied for third with Ohio State with 299 strokes and Memphis rounds out the top-five with 305 strokes.

“Today the course played tough with the rainy conditions and I would say any score of 75 or below would be considered a good score,” said KU head coach Ross Randall. “I think we are in pretty good shape considering we had to take a higher score than we would have liked and to still only be four shots back of the leader is not too bad.”

Senior Tyler Docking continued his steady fall season with a 75 in round one and is currently tied for 13th place. Freshman Patrick Roth is tied for 48th after carding a first-round score of 81. Freshman Zach Pederson shot an 83 on day one to place in 57th.

Second round play will get under way at 7:15 a.m. Saturday. Click here for live scoring and complete first-round results.