Jayhawks Finish Eighth at the Badger Invitational

Badger Invitational
Sept. 28-30 * University Ridge Golf Course * Madison, Wisconsin
Par 72 * 7,259-yards
Freshman Gary Daoust
Badger Invitational
Team Score
1. Sam Houston State 871 (+7)
2. Iowa State 872 (+2)
3. USC Upstate 880 (+16)
4. Toledo 889 (+25)
5. Marquette 890 (+26)
6. Wisconsin 893 (+29)
7. Charleston Southern 897 (+33)
8. Kansas 899 (+35)
T9. Bowling Green State 916 (+52)
Illinois State 916 (+52)
11. Rutgers 919 (+55)
12. Drake 923 (+59)
13. Bradley 925 (+61)
Individual Leaderboard
Place Name Team Score
1. Scott Fernandez Mar 68 (-4)
2. Taylor White USC Up 214 (-2)
T3. Ryan Cornfield USC Up 216 (E)
Otto Black Toledo 216 (E)
T5. Zach Cabra SHS 217 (+1)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T21. Connor Peck 244 (+8)
T21. Chase Hanna 244 (+8)
T39. Gary Daoust 229 (+13)
T39. Ben Welle 229 (+13)
T60. David Auer (ind.) 236 (+20)
79. Daniel Hudson DQ

MADISON, Wis. – With junior Ben Welle shooting a final-round 73 (+1), the Kansas men’s golf team finished eighth at the Badger Invitational at the University Ridge Golf Course Tuesday.
KU ended the tournament with a three-round 294-300-305—899 (+35). Welle led the Jayhawks with the support of freshman Gary Daoust, who played in his first tournament, who shot a final-round 74 (+2).
Kansas sophomore Chase Hanna and junior Connor Peck tied for 21st with a three-round 244 (+8).  Hanna shot 73-71-80—244 and Peck shot 71-74-79—244. Welle and Daoust finished tied for 39th with a three-round 229 (+13). Welle shot 81-75-72—229 and Daoust shot 75-80-74—229. Senior David Auer played as an individual and tied for 60th with a three-round 79-79-78—236 (+20) in the 79-golfer field.
KU freshman Daniel Hudson was disqualified in his second round shooting a 75-DQ-79—154. Hudson’s second round 74 (+2) was declared disqualified after an incorrect drop. The team took Daoust’s second-round score 80 (+8) and losing six strokes entering Tuesday’s final round.
“It was a bad day overall,” KU head coach Jamie Bermel said. “We were late to the course because of mechanical problems with the van, to find out Hudson got disqualified. I think the ruling bothered several of the guys as we got off to a bad start.”
Sam Houston State won the tournament with a final round 295 (+7) and a three-round 283-293-295—871 (+7), one stroke ahead of Big 12 foe Iowa State.  Iowa State’s Scott Fernandez won the individual title Tuesday with a three-round 75-72-66—213 (-3).
“We need to learn from this and do better at our next event,” Bermel said.
Kansas will next travel to the Sagamore Preview in Noblesville, Indiana, Oct. 13-14.
The final stats for the Badger Invitational will be available at https://www.birdiefire.com/tournament/6224/scores/players/
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