Former KU Golfer Chris Thompson Wins Wells Fargo Nebraska Open

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former Kansas men’s golfer Chris Thompson won the Wells Fargo Nebraska Open by shooting a three-round 196 (-17) at Elks Country Club in Columbus, Nebraska, September 12-14. 

Thompson, a KU All-American in 1998 and 1999 who calls Lawrence home, has finished second in five of his last six tournaments. Thompson shot a 7-under 64, including nine birdies, to build a one-stroke lead after the first round on Friday. He then shot a second round 5-under 66 with six birdies to head into the final round with a five-stroke lead in the 62-golfer field. On Sunday, Thompson finished with a 5-under 66 to finish 17-under and beat runner-up Grant Doverspike by three strokes.

Another KU two-time All-American (1999 and 2000), Ryan Vermeer, finished tied for seventh in the event with a three-round 206 (-7). He shot a first round 67 (-4) with five birdies, a second round 68 (-3) and a final round 71 (E).

The Wells Fargo Nebraska Open raised $1.2 million in scholarships for the Nebraska Community College Foundation to help students attending several community colleges across Nebraska. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.