Jayhawks ramp up 2019-20 men's golf schedule

LAWRENCE, Kan. – After earning its fourth-straight bid to the NCAA Regionals, head coach Jamie Bermel and the Kansas men’s golf program tightened up its schedule for 2019-20.

"I think our 2019-20 schedule is the most competitive since I started (at Kansas) in 2012. We have built a schedule that will test us every week. We are looking forward to the challenge of playing all over the country against some of the very best teams."

Jamie Bermel, Head Coach

The challenge starts Sept. 8 at the Badger Invitational, where KU finished second in 2018-19.

The following weekend features the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 16-17) hosted by Northwestern. The Jayhawks finish the month at the William H Tucker Intercollegiate in Albuquerque, New Mexico (Sept. 27-28).

The month of October holds just one event, but it’s a big one. Kansas takes its talents to Houston, Texas for the Big 12 Match Play Championships (Oct. 11-13). The Jayhawks took second place a year ago in the inaugural event hosted at the Houston Oaks Golf Club.

Following the early conference showdown, KU concludes the fall slate in warm weather at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic hosted by Hawaii at The Ka’anapali Course (Nov. 1-3).

The spring season kicks off in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the TPC Dorado Beach Collegiate hosted by UNC Greensboro (Feb. 23-25).

Kansas then plays two tournaments in March, the Bandon Dunes Championship (March 8-10) and the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (March 22-24). The Jayhawks took home silver last season at the Hootie at Bulls Bay and look to improve upon that mark in 2020.

KU’s April showcases two tournaments in preparation for the Big 12 Championship. The Jayhawks tee off at the Aggie Invitational (April 4-5) and then the Hawkeye Invitational (April 18-19).

The conference meet commences April 27-29 and will be hosted in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

With a two week break after the conference tournament, the Jayhawks look to continue their streak of NCAA Regional appearances. There are six NCAA Regional sites with competition beginning on May 18.

Potential NCAA Regional site hosts include: Auburn, San Diego, LSU, Clemson, Oklahoma and Michigan State.

The 2020 NCAA Championship, May 29-June 3, will be hosted by Arizona State at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.