Men's golf heads to Nebraska for The Jackrabbit
VALENTINE, Neb. – For the third straight weekend, the Kansas men’s golf team will be in action, this time at The Prairie Club in Valentine, Nebraska for The Jackrabbit. This marks the first time in program history that the Jayhawks will be participating in the tournament.
Jayhawk head coach Jamie Bermel will send out the same five golfers as he has the past two weeks, with senior Daniel Sutton leading the way, followed by sophomore Andy Spencer and junior Charlie Hillier, while senior Daniel Hudson junior Jake Scarrow will round out the team. Freshman Ben Sigel will also be making his third-career appearance, all as an individual.
The Jayhawks are coming off of a seventh-place finish at the Maui Jim Invitational, held at the Desert Forest Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sept. 22-24. Individually, two Jayhawks finished in the top-20, with Sutton’s even-par 216 resulting in a tie for 12th-place, while Spencer’s 2-over 216 was good for a share of 18th.
The difficulty of the course was the story of the Maui Jim Invitational, and could be the same case for The Jackrabbit. The mammoth 7,785-yard Prairie Club Dunes Course features dramatic elevation changes throughout its 18 holes. Despite its length and hills, the course was ranked the third-best course in Nebraska by Golf Digest and No. 76 on Golf Magazine’s top 100 public courses in the country.
“It should be pretty windy and cool on Sunday,” added Bermel, of the course conditions.
Including Kansas, the field consists of 14 schools, only two of which (Nebraska and Houston) have competed against the Jayhawks earlier this season.
The tournament will run from Sunday through Tuesday, with Sunday’s action teeing off at 9 a.m. Live scoring will be available at Golfstat.com.
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