Philley Leads Jayhawks to a Seventh Place Finish at Desert Shootout

Desert Shootout
Palm Valley Country Club// Phoenix, Ariz.
Par 72 // 7,015 yards
Sophomore Connor Peck
Team Leaderboard Thru 3 Rounds Par 864
Team Score
T1. BYU 833 (-31)
T1. UMKC 833 (-31)
3. Idaho 834 (-30)
4. Cal State Fullerton 835 (-29)
5. Kansas State 841 (-23)
6. Nebraska 846 (-18)
7. Kansas 847 (-17)
8. Southern Utah 850 (-14)
T9. Long Beach State 858 (-6)
T9. Grand Canyon 858 (-6)
11. Nothern Iowa 859 (-5)
12. Columbia 864 (E)
13. Drake 868 (+4)
14. Bowling Green 885 (+21)
15. Creighton 899 (+35)
Individual Leaderboard Thru 3 Rounds Par 216
Place Name Team Score
1. Nathan Hughes UMKC 200 (-16)
2. Jared du Toit Idaho 203 (-13)
T3. Mark Anguiano Cal State Fullerton 204 (-12)
T3. Mark Geddes Grand Canyon 204 (-12)
5. Jake Holt Southern Utah 205 (-11)
Kansas Leaderboard Thru 3 Rounds Par 216
Place Name Score
T8. Logan Philley 207 (-9)
T24. Ben Welle 212 (-4)
T34. Connor Peck 214 (-2)
T46. Ryley Haas 218 (+2)
T54. Chase Hanna 220 (+4)
87. David Auer (Individual) 238 (+22)

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. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.