Jayhawks Tied For First at Ka'anapali Classic

LAHAINA, Hi. The Kansas men’s golf team finished the first round of the Ka’anapali Classic and shot 16-under par 268 and sit tied for first place going into round two.

The Jayhawks, tied with No. 5 Oklahoma, knocked in a combined 26 birdies on the day, which marks the second most in the opening round. Sixteen of the birdies came on the front nine holes for KU.

"Great start to the tournament today. The guys played well. I’m really proud of Andy [Spencer] and Luke [Kluver] today. Both of them were over par in their rounds."

Head Coach Jamie Bermel

Leading the way for Kansas was senior Spencer. He carded 7-under par 64 and is tied for first place on the individual leaderboard. Spencer went 2-over par through his first three holes, but on the front nine holes, Spencer knocked in five birdies and four pars.

Behind Spencer was freshman Kluver who finished the day tied for 12th place. He was 1-over par through his first nine, but had four birdies on his last nine holes and finished 4-under par 67.

"A total team effort from the top to bottom."

Head Coach Jamie Bermel

The second round is set to start at 1:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Nov. 2, and live scoring can be followed at Golfstat.com

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