KU Men’s Golf Travels to Mississippi for Old Waverly Collegiate Championship
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas men’s golf team travels south to compete in the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship at the Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, April 6-7.
The Jayhawks are coming of a win at the Desert Shootout in Arizona where redshirt freshman Brock Drogosch finished runner-up shooting 10 strokes under par. At the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship, KU will consist of juniors Connor Peck and Ben Welle, sophomore Chase Hanna, Drogosch and freshman Daniel Hudson.
“We won the golf tournament from start to finish,” Kansas head coach Jamie Bermel said of the Desert Shootout title. “I think the guys grew up a little bit and handled the lead and handled it well. They played consistent.”
Every Jayhawk finished in the top-20 at the Desert Shootout with Drogosch finishing tied for second and Peck placed ninth. Hanna, Welle and Hudson all tied for 18th at the event.
“We got kicked around out there and give the guys credit, they dug their heels in the ground and worked hard,” Bermel said. “Things are starting to come together a little better.”
The Jayhawks look to bring their strengths and momentum of their win in Arizona to the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship in Mississippi.
“I think for most of the guys, their strength is course management and how they manage the golf course,” Bermel said. “The most important is consistency across the board.”
The Old Waverly Collegiate Championship will be played on a 7,088-yard, par-72 course at the Old Waverly Golf Club, with 36 holes April 6 and 18 holes on April 7. Kansas will be one of 15 teams competing in the event including: Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Mississippi, host Mississippi State, South Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Miss, Troy, UAB and UNC Greensboro.
Live scoring for the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship can be found at — https://www.birdiefire.com/news/livescoring
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