Jayhawks in First after Day Two of the Desert Shootout
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Behind junior Connor Peck, the Kansas men’s golf team captured the sole lead in first-place after the second round of the Desert Shootout in Goodyear, Arizona.
“The guys played well today,” Kansas coach Jamie Bermel said. “Once again, we made six birdies in the last three holes which really helped.”
The Jayhawks were led by Peck as he posted his Kansas career low of 64 (-8) in day two in Arizona. Peck carded nine birdies to climb the leaderboard to become the runner-up in the 85-golfer field with a two-day total 136 (-8), one stroke behind the leader. Louis Cohen Boyer of Wichita State is the individual leader of the event heading into the final round at 135 (-9).
“Connor had a great day shooting 64 (-8), Ben Welle shot a bogey free 68, Daniel Hudson and Brock Drogosch played pretty solid,” Bermel said. “Chase (Hanna) struggled today, but he’s a competitor and I am sure he will be there on Saturday.”
KU junior Ben Welle carded a 68 (-4), no bogey round, and is tied for 14th after round two of the Desert Shootout. Freshman Daniel Hudson posted a 69 (-3), including one eagle and three birdies as he is tied for 10th.
Redshirt freshman Brock Drogosch shot a 71 (-1), carding four birdies, three of the last four holes. Sophomore Chase Hanna struggled in the second round, shooting a 74 (+2), including two birdies as he is tied for 34th. Playing as an individual, redshirt freshman Jacques Wilson sits tied for 14th shooting a 70 (-2).
“Saturday is a big day for these guys, we’ve been close to the lead this year, but never in the lead going into the last round” Bermel said. “If we can just stay patient out there and do what we do best, we will be fine. I know these guys are looking forward to the challenge. They have been working hard and are starting to see the results.”
Kansas is five strokes ahead of Denver and eight strokes ahead of Wichita State, as the Jayhawks head into the final round of the Desert Shootout with the lead. The Desert shootout will continue tomorrow, March 21.
Live scoring for the Desert Shootout can be found at https://www.birdiefire.com/tournament/6962/
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