Peck Leads Jayhawks after Two Rounds in Iowa City
Iowa City, Iowa. – The Kansas men’s golf team currently sits in third after recording a two round 579 (+3), behind sophomore Conner Pecks 143 (-1), after day one at the Hawkeye Invitational Saturday, at Finkbine Golf Course.
The Jayhawks started off the day with a first round 292 (+4). Kansas went on to improve in their second round by five strokes with a team total of 287 (-1). Peck leads KU after two rounds as he in a tie for seventh in the 65-player field. Peck shot a 70 (-2) in the morning rounds and 73 (+1) in the afternoon’s second round.
KU sophomore Ben Welle came up huge for the Jayhawks in the second round as he tied his career low round with an afternoon card of 68 (-4). Welle birdied the sixth, 12th, 14th and 17th holes and eagled the second en route to his 63. Welle started the day with a 76 (+4) bringing his two round total to 144 (E), placing him in a tie for 12th.
“We played fairly solid today,” Kansas head coach Jamie Bermel said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t finish real well in the second round, but it was still a solid day of golf. Ben Welle had a very good round in the afternoon and helped our team score. We have some ground to make up on Sunday.”
Jayhawk freshman Chase Hanna currently sits in a tie for 14th after finishing his day with a 145 (+1). Hanna started the day with a 73 (+1) behind four birdies, while going on to shoot a second round 72 (E).
KU junior Logan Philley began his event with a 73 (+1) and went on to shoot a 74 (+2) in the second round. Philley currently sits at 147 (+3) while sitting in a tie for 19th. Senior Ryley Haas improved his second round by two strokes as he shot a first round 78 (+6) and a second round 76 (+4). Haas currently sits in a tie for 49th with a 154 (+10).
Sophomore David Auer, who is playing as an individual, is sitting in 62nd after shooting a first round 85 (+13) and a second round 74 (+2). Auer has a two round total of 159 (+15).
Host, Iowa, leads the field with a 568 (-8). Iowa shot a morning round of 286 (-2) and a second round of 282 (-6). Minnesota currently sits in second with a 574 (-2), after carding a first round 290 (+2) and a second round 284 (-4).
The Hawkeye Invitational will conclude with one round, 18 holes, on Sunday.
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