Jayhawks Sit in 10th After Day One of NCAA Regional

NCAA Regionals
Ol’ Colony Golf Course | Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Par-72 | 7,514 yards
Senior Ben Welle will look to climb the leaderboard on Tuesday after shooting a 75 (+3) in the opening round.
Day One Results
Place Team Score
1 Georgia 284 (-4)
2 South Carolina 287 (-1)
3 Kentucky 288 (E)
4 UNLV 290 (+2)
5 Alabama 292 (+2)
6 Auburn 294 (+6)
7 Colorado 296 (+8)
8 College of Charleston 298 (+10)
9 Lipscomb University  302 (+14)
10 KANSAS 308 (+20)
11 Southern Illinois 304 (+26)
12 Charleston Southern 315 (+27)
13 Harvard 323 (+35)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
T1 Jeremy Paul CU 68 (-4)
T1 Greyson Sigg GA 68 (-4)
T1 Zach Healy GA 68 (-4)
4 Michael Johnson AU 69 (-3)
T5 Four Players 70 (-3)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T26 Connor Peck 74 (+2)
T32 Ben Welle 75 (+3)
T54 Daniel Hudson 79 (+7)
T58 Chase Hanna 80 (+8)
T66 Charlie Hillier 81 (+9)

Day One Standings

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Following an opening day that saw two Jayhawks in the top 20 at one point, the Kansas men’s golf team stands in 10th place of the NCAA Regionals, after shooting a 308 (+20) in the first round of the event on Monday. With 36 holes left to play, Georgia leads the 13-team field by three strokes, shooting a 284 (-4) at Ol’ Colony Golf Course.

By carding a total of 59 pars on the day, KU will enter Tuesday’s second round leading all teams in pars recorded, as two different Jayhawks are featured in the top three in that category.
“It wasn’t a very good start to the Regional,” Kansas head coach Jamie Bermel said. “Our guys just didn’t play well and it’s certainly disappointing. We just couldn’t get many putts to fall and guys started pressing a little.”
Leading the way for the Jayhawks is senior Connor Peck, who continued his steady play that has been prevalent throughout the season. Though he is currently tied for 26th, Peck’s 74 (+2) on Monday is just six strokes behind individual leaders Jeremy Paul of Colorado and Greyson Sigg and Zach Healy of Georgia, who lead the 75-player field by one stroke.
Behind Peck on the Kansas leaderboard is senior Ben Welle. With his 75 (+3) in the opening round, Welle is in position to climb the leaderboard and claim his seventh top-20 finish of the season as he currently sits just two strokes behind that spot.
For KU sophomore Daniel Hudson, his 79 (+7) on Monday consisted of 10 pars and one birdie, which put him in a tie for 54th. Following Hudson is junior Chase Hanna, who will hope to make his way up leaderboard on Tuesday after shooting an 80 (+8) Monday, as Hanna sits tied for 58th.
Rounding off the group of Jayhawks that are competing is Charlie Hillier, who’s 81 (+9) in the opening round put him in a tie for 66th.
“We have two rounds left and need to get after it, as we have a lot of ground to make up,” Bermel said.
The top five teams, and top six individuals not on one of the five teams, from the NCAA Regionals will advance to the NCAA Championship, May 27-June 1 at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon. In the NCAA Regional in Tuscaloosa, Georgia (-4) is three shots ahead of South Carolina (-1) followed by Kentucky (E), UNLV (+2) and Alabama (+4) to round out the top five.
The second round of the NCAA Regional will take place on Tuesday, with a shotgun start. For live stats and up-to-date standings, be sure to following along on golfstat.com.
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