Jayhawks Finish Eighth at the Landfall Tradition
Oct. 28, 2007
LAWRENCE, KAN. –
Brad Hopfinger led the Jayhawks at the Landfall Tradition by carding a final-round 72, finishing tied for 12th place and a new career-best finish. The Jayhawks fired a 300 as a team moving up two spots to tie for eighth place at the Jack Nicklaus Course at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The Jayhawks wrapped up the fall portion of their schedule by recording their top-team finish outside of the Kansas Invitational.
“Brad played really well for us and this is his second straight solid tournament which is a great sign for a freshman golfer,” said head coach Kit Grove. “Now we need to head into a little bit of a break and shore up some things for the spring season.”
Freshman Nate Barbee wrapped up his solid fall season by carding a final-round score of 74 to finish tied for 22nd. Junior Zach Pederson shot a final-day 78 to finish tied for 29th.
Junior Walt Koelbel and sophomore Bobby Knowles both capped off their fall campaigns by shooting final-round scores of 77. Koelbel finished in 50th place, while Knowles tied for 53rd place.
Virginia Tech overcame an 11-stroke deficit to come back and tie Tulsa for team championship honors. Nicholas Geyger of Tulsa did hold onto his individual lead, finishing the tournament with a three-day score of 207.
The Jayhawks will be out of action until they begin the spring portion of their schedule on Feb. 7 when they head to Hawaii to compete in the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational.
T1. Tulsa (286-285-301–872)
T1. Virginia Tech (300-282-290–872)
T3. Ohio State (295-286-294–875)
T3. Iowa (298-291-286–875)
5. Georgia Southern (292-291-306–889)
T8. Kansas (308-295-300–903)
1. Nicholas Geyger, Tulsa (67-68-72–207)
2. Bo Coconis, Ohio State (71-68-73–212)
3. Todd Larson, Iowa (75-71-67–213)
4. Patrick Simard, Ohio State (72-71-72–215)
T12. Brad Hopfinger, Kansas (78-70-72–220)
T22. Nate Barbee, Kansas (78-72-74–224)
T29. Zach Pederson, Kansas (75-74-78–227)
50. Walt Koelbel, Kansas (77-79-77–233)
T53. Bobby Knowles (80-81-77–238)