Kansas Finishes in Fourth at Hawkeye Invitational
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Kansas men’s golf team finished the Hawkeye invitational at Finkbine Golf Course in fourth place following a third round 293 (+5), in Iowa City Iowa, Sunday.
The five-over par team score gave Kansas a three day total of 872 (+8). Kansas’ tournament score was led by freshman Chase Hanna and sophomores Ben Welle and Connor Peck who all finished tied for seventh with a three-round total of 216 (E).
“I thought we gave a pretty effort this weekend and played pretty solid,” Kansas head coach Jamie Bermel said. “Unfortunately we weren’t able to finish as well as we would have liked.”
Hanna led the team on the final day with his first under-par round of the tournament as he shot a 71 (-1) on Sunday. This finish gives Hanna his second career top-10 finish.
Welle ended the day on a solid note as he carded a 72 (E), behind birdies on holes two, five, 11, 14 and 15. Welle’s top-10 finish marks the second of his KU career.
Peck recorded a 73 (+1) during his final round of the event behind three birdies. In doing so peck captured his first-ever career top-10 finish as a Jayhawk.
“Our top-three guys played fairly well,” Bermel said. “Moving forward we need more help from the four and five man.”
Rounding out the Jayhawks was junior Logan Philley and senior Ryley Haas. Philley carded a final round 77 (+5) bringing his tournament total to 224 (+8), placing him in a tie for 26th. Haas finished in a tie for 56th, behind a final round 81 (+9), giving him a total of 235 (+19).
Sophomore David Auer, who traveled as an individual, recorded a third round 78 (+6), bringing his three-round total to 237 (+21), placing him in 62nd.
Iowa won the event behind a third round 285 (-3), giving the Hawkeyes a three-day total of 853 (-11).
Next the Jayhawks will travel to Trinity, Texas, where they will partake in the Big 12 Championships at Whispering Pines Country Club, April 25-27.
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