Welle Leads Jayhawks on Day Two at Big 12 Championship

Big 12 Championship
Whispering Pines Country Club//Trinity Texas
Par 72 // 7,021-yards
Head Coach Jamie Bermel
Team Leaderboard Thru 3 Rounds Par 864
Team Score
1 Texas Tech 866 (+2)
2 Texas 867 (+3)
3 Iowa State 883 (+19)
T4 Oklahoma State 887 (+23)
T4 TCU 887 (+23)
6 Baylor 891 (+27)
7 Oklahoma 893 (+29)
8 Kansas 900 (+36)
9 Kansas State 925 (+61)
Individual Leaderboard Thru 3 Rounds Par 216
Place Name Team Score
1 Julien Brun TCU 211 (-5)
2 Beau Hossler Texas 214 (-2)
T3 Sam Daley Iowa State 215 (-1)
T3 Kramer Hickok Texas 215 (-1)
5 Toni Hakula Texas 217 (+1)
Kansas Leaderboard Thru 3 Rounds Par 216
Place Name Score
T9 Chase Hanna 220 (+4)
T9 Ben Welle 220 (+4)
31 Ryley Haas 227 (+11)
T41 Connor Peck 236 (+20)
44 Logan Philley 239 (+23)

TRINITY, Texas – Kansas sophomore Ben Welle led the Jayhawks on the second day of 2013 Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship play with a third round score of 73 (+1) Saturday as the Jayhawks sit in eighth at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

Welle’s four birdies on the day helped bring his three round score to 220 (+4) as he is in a tie for ninth in the 45-golfer field heading into Sunday’s final round. Behind Welle’s performance the Jayhawks ended their day with a 302 (+14), bringing their three-round total to 900 (+36).

“They were pretty tough conditions today with the wind, but we hung in there fairly well,” head coach Jamie Bermel said. “Hole 11 we played six-over par and that really hurt our round. Ben Welle and Chase Hanna carried us again as they were huge today.”

Kansas freshman Chase Hanna continued his dominance on the course he carded three birdies leading to a 74 (+2) for the second straight round. Hanna sits in a tie for ninth with a three round total of 220 (+4).

Senior Ryley Haas finished in third for KU Saturday as he carded a 5-over par, 77, which included three birdies. Haas is currently in 31st with a two day score of 227 (+11).

Sophomore Connor Peck added his score to the Jayhawks total as he shot a 78 (+6) during the third round, with two birdies. Peck is in a tie for 41st with a three round score of 236 (+20).

Junior Logan Philley started his day on a strong note as he went even on the front nine. Philley struggled on the back as he ended his day with an 81 (+9). Philley is in 44th with a three round card of 239 (+23).

Texas Tech currently leads the Big 12 Championship following a day Saturday score of 289 (+1) brining its tournament total to 866 (+2). Texas trails Texas Tech by just one stroke with a three-round score of 867 (+3).

TCU’s Jullien Brun leads the league championship with a three round score of 211 (-5). He has a three stroke lead over Texas’ Beau Hossler’s 214 (-2).

The Big 12 Championship will conclude with 18 final holes on Sunday, April 27.

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