Philley Leads Jayhawks to a Seventh Place Finish at Desert Shootout
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Kansas junior Logan Philley fired a career-low 66 (-6) to place in a tie for eighth at the Desert Shootout at Palm Valley Country Club here Saturday.
Philley led the Jayhawks to a season-low team round of 278 (-10), as Kansas finished the event in seventh place with a three day total of 847 (-17). KU was one shot behind Nebraska’s 846 in the 15-team field.
“We got better every day,” head coach Jamie Bermel said. “We made a few double bogeys that proved costly. (Logan) Philley had a very solid week and Ben Welle was under par every round. We need to keep making progress and sharpen up a few things before our next event in Charlotte.”
Assisting the Jayhawks in their efforts was sophomore Ben Welle who shot under-par for the third consecutive day as he carded a 70 (-2) on Saturday. Welle finished in a tie for 24th with a three day total of 212 (-4).
Jayhawk sophomore Connor Peck also continued on his strong weekend as he finished in a tie for 34th behind a third day even-par, 72, bringing his three round total to 214 (-2). Senior Ryley Haas also improved in his final round as he recorded a third round 70 (-2), bringing his tournament score to 218 (+2), placing him in a tie for 46th in the 91-golfer field.
KU freshman Chase Hanna shot a 75 (+3) Saturday, bringing his tournament total to 4-over, 220, placing him in a tie for 54th on the individual leaderboard, while sophomore David Auer, who played as an individual, shot a final round 81 (+9) to place 87th with a three-round 238.
BYU and UMKC shared a first place finish of the Desert Shootout as both teams finished with a tournament total of 833 (-31). UMKC took home the tournament trophy by defeating BYU in a one-hole playoff.
Up next the Jayhawks will travel to Charlotte, N.C., where they will partake in the Irish Creek Collegiate on April 5-6.
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