Jayhawks Finish Seventh at Landfall Tradition

Oct. 29, 2006

LAWRENCE, KAN. –

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Woodland completed the final round while playing in great pain after suffering a back injury during warm-ups. He managed to still shoot a final round score of 76 and record his fifth top-10 finish in five tries during the fall season. Senior Tyler Docking shot a tournament low final-round score of 68 to move into ninth place and his third top-10 finish of the fall season.

Tulsa, led by individual co-champions Mitch Cohlmia and Nicholas Geyger, were able to win the team championship comfortably with 868 strokes. The Golden Hurricane was followed in the top-five by Xavier, Purdue, Ohio State and Memphis.

“We are a disappointed in our performance this weekend because we didn’t play well,” said Coach Ross Randall. “Tyler Docking played a very good round today. Gary Woodland showed lots of guts to even complete his round. We just had some rough patches of holes out there all weekend and as a result it was the worst golf we played the whole fall season.”

Freshman Bobby Knowles rebounded from his round of 86 yesterday to fire a final-round score of 77 and finish in a tie for 35th. Freshman Patrick Roth finished the tournament in a tie for 38th after carding a final-round 78. Sophomore Zach Pederson wrapped up the tournament with a round of 78 to finish in 58th.

The Jayhawks have now completed the fall portion of their schedule. The spring scheduled is being finalized and will be released in the coming weeks.

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