KU Men’s Golf to start spring season at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate

Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
Feb. 20-22 * Classic Club Golf Course * Palm Desert, California Par 72 * 7,517-yards
Sophomore Chase Hanna
Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
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Cal Poly
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Iowa State
Louisiana Monroe
Kansas State
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Ben Welle
Chase Hanna
Logan Philley
Brock Drogosch
Daniel Hudson
Connor Peck (Ind.)

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas men’s golf team will open the 2015 spring season traveling to Palm Desert, California, to compete in the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate at the Classic Club Golf Course on Feb. 20-22.
The Jayhawks finished the fall 2014 tournament season with five top-five finishes, including a runner-up finish at the Ram Masters Invitational in Fort Collins, Colorado (Sept. 16-17).
“Our goal is to get in the top five in each of the next five tournaments before the Big 12 Championship,” Kansas head coach Jamie Bermel said.  “I believe that if you get in the top five, you have a chance to win.”
The Kansas men’s golf team did not only excel on the golf course, but in the classroom as well during the fall 2014 season.  In the classroom, the Jayhawks set a new team record of a combined team grade point average (GPA) of 3.40. Kansas men’s golf finished highest amongst the 12 teams that posted a GPA higher than a 3.0 average for the fall semester.
“I think it is part of the process of guy’s being responsible for their work in the classroom, self- discipline, managing your time and I believe it is a direct correlation of how they perform on the golf course,” Bermel said.  “A 3.4 is a great GPA and the guys put in a lot of effort to get there.”
To finish the fall season, junior Ben Welle achieved the honor of Big 12 Golfer of the Month in November 2014 after finishing 16th at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic (Nov. 8-9).  Welle finished the event with 11 birdies, shooting a three-round 68-73-72—213 (E).  He led the team in the fall, playing in every event, with a 71.5 stroke average and +0.125 average versus par, including seven rounds under par.
“It is an indication that Ben (Welle) didn’t win any tournaments, but is very consistent,” Bermel said.  “He has been knocking on the door a couple of times.”
For the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, the Jayhawks will consist of senior Logan Philley, juniors Connor Peck, playing as an individual, and Welle, sophomore Chase Hanna, redshirt freshman Brock Drogosch and freshman Daniel Hudson. 
The Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate will be played on a 7,517-yard, par-72 course at the Classic Club golf course, with a three-round 18-holes per day format.  Kansas will be one of 24 teams competing in the event including: Arkansas-Little Rock, Cal Poly, Denver, Houston Baptist, Idaho, Iowa State, Louisiana Monroe, LMU, Kansas State, Nevada, Northern Colorado, Old Dominion, Oregon, Oregon State, San Francisco, Southern Utah, TCU, Texas Tech, host Wyoming, UCSB, UC Northridge, UC Riverside and UT-Arlington.
Live scoring for the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate can be found at — http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=5860
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