Jayhawks Sit Tied for Third after Day One in Michigan

Wolverine Intercollegiate
Sept. 6-7 * U-M Golf Club * Ann Arbor, Mich.
Par 71 * 6,704-yards * Two-Round Results
Senior Bryce Brown
Wolverine Intercollegiate – Par 71
Team Score
1. Michigan 558 (-10)
2. Wisconsin 574 (+6)
3. KANSAS 575 (+7)
Eastern Michigan 575 (+7)
5. Penn State 576 (+8)
6. Wichita State 579 (+11)
7. San Jose State 580 (+12)
8. Fresno State 591 (+23)
Xavier 591 (+23)
10. Harvard 593 (+25)
11. Rutgers 602 (+34)
Individual Leaderboard
Place Name Team Score
1. Chris O’Neill UM 133 (-9)
2. JD Domes PSU 137 (-5)
Kyle Mueller UM 137 (-5)
4. Cody Blick SJSU 138 (-4)
5. Grant Bennett WSU 141 (-1)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T11. Ben Welle 143 (+1)
T11. Bryce Brown (ind) 143 (+1)
T20. Connor Peck 144 (+2)
T24. Logan Philley 145 (+3)
T36. Brock Drogosch 148 (+6)
T42. Chase Hanna 149 (+7)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Kansas men’s golf senior Logan Philley shot a second-round 2-under 69 at the Wolverine Intercollegiate at the  U-M Golf Course here Saturday afternoon. Kansas used balanced scoring as no Jayhawk is in the top 10 yet as a team KU sits tied for third entering Sunday’s final 18 holes.
Philley carded three birdies on the front nine in his second round and improved seven strokes after shooting a 5-over 76 in the morning opening round of the event. He entered the afternoon in tied for 49th and is tied for 24th after two rounds.
Kansas opened the tournament shooting a 288 (+4) and was tied for fourth with Wisconsin in the 11-team field. The Jayhawks improved by one stroke in the afternoon round and enters Sunday’s final 18 holes at 575 (+7), tied for third with Eastern Michigan. Host Michigan leads the event with a two-round 558 (-14), which included a blistering 10-under in the morning round. Wisconsin is second at 557 (+6), one shot ahead of KU.
“We played fairly solid with the exception of a couple of holes – mental mistakes,” KU third-year head coach Jamie Bermel said. “Michigan looks to be too far in front to be caught, but if we can eliminate the mistakes, we can make a run at second. We need all five guys to play well on Sunday.”
KU junior Ben Welle shot a 71-72–143 (+1) and is in a tie for 11th in the 66-golfer field. Senior Bryce Brown, playing as an individual, is among those tied with Welle at +1 after shooting identical scores as Welle, 71-72–143. Michigan’s Chris O’Neill leads the overall field with a 133 (-9).
Like Philley in the afternoon, junior Connor Peck shot a 2-under 69 in the morning round and was in third place entering the afternoon. Peck’s 75 (+4) in the afternoon puts him tied for 20th at 144 (+2). Redshirt freshman Brock Drogosch improved five strokes in his second round, shooting a 71 (+1) after his 76 (+5) in the morning. Drogosch is tied for 36th at 148 (+6). Sophomore Chase Hanna shot an even-par 71 in his morning round and came back with a 78 (+7). Hanna is tied for 42nd entering Sunday.
The final 18 holes of the Wolverine Intercollegiate will be Sunday morning. Live scoring can be followed at http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=5678&rid=2.
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