KU Men’s Golf Tied for Fourth after Day One in Wisconsin

Badger Invitational
Sept. 28-30 * University Ridge Golf Course * Madison, Wisconsin
Par 72 * 7,259-yards
Sophomore Chase Hanna
Badger Invitational
Team Score
1. Sam Houston State 283 (-5)
2. Marquette 287 (-1)
3. Toledo 292 (+4)
4. Kansas 294 (+6)
USC Upstate 294 (+6)
6. Iowa State 296 (+6)
7. Wisconsin 297 (+9)
8. Rutgers 301 (+13)
9. Bowling Green State 305 (+17)
10. Illinois State 306 (+18)
Charleston Southern 306 (+18)
12. Bradley 309 (+21)
13. Drake 311 (+23)
Individual Leaderboard
Place Name Team Score
1. Patrick Sanchez Mar 68 (-4)
2. Jack Watson Wis 70 (-2)
Andrew Ertel SHS 70 (-2)
Jonathan Chang Rut 70 (-2)
Taylor White USC Up 70 (-2)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T6. Connor Peck 71 (-1)
T17. Chase Hanna 73 (+1)
T32. Gary Daoust 75 (+3)
T32. Daniel Hudson 75 (+3)
T58. David Auer (ind.) 79 (+7)
T66. Ben Welle 81 (+9)

MADISON, Wis. – Behind junior Connor Peck and his top-five finish, the Kansas men’s golf team sits tied for fourth after the first round of the Badger Invitational at the University Ridge Golf Course Sunday.
Sam Houston State leads the event after shooting a 5-under 283.  Sam Houston State is four shots ahead of Marquette (-1, 287). Toledo is in third with a 4-over 282. Kansas is tied for fourth with USC Upstate at 6-over 292 on the par-72 course.
“We started out ok today and then made some careless mistakes, but recovered coming in,” KU head coach Jamie Bermel said. 
Peck led KU by carding five birdies to finish tied for sixth with a first round 71 (-1) in the 79-golfer field. He will enter the second three strokes behind the individual leader Patrick Sanchez of Marquette.
“Connor played pretty steady today, really efficient golf.  He seems to be getting better every week,” Bermel said.
KU sophomore Chase Hanna finished the first round tied for seventeen shooting a 73 (+1). Freshman Daniel Hudson and Gary Daoust shot a 75 (+3) and are tied for 32nd.  Playing as an individual, redshirt junior David Auer shot a 79 (+7).  Junior Ben Welle is tied for 66th with a first round 81 (+9).
“Surprisingly, Ben Welle didn’t have a good day.  I hope he bounces back tomorrow,” Bermel said.
Live Scoring for the Badger Invitational will be available at https://www.birdiefire.com/tournament/6224/scores/players/
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