Jayhawks in Third After Day One of Bayou Collegiate

Bayou City Collegiate Classic
Golfcrest Country Club | Pearland, Texas
Par-72 | 7,272 Yards
Chase Hanna recorded back-to-back to rounds of 75 on the opening day.
First and Second Round Results
Place Team Score
1 North Texas  576 (E)
2 Lamar 584 (+8)
3 Kansas 590 (+14)
4 Texas State 592 (+16)
5 Houston 593 (+17)
6 McNeese State 595 (+19)
7 UTSA 597 (+21)
8 Rice 599 (+23)
9 Sam Houston State 605 (+29)
10 Houston Baptist 607 (+31)
T11 Abilene Christian 608 (+32)
T11 Tulsa     608 (+32)
13 Denver 610 (+34)
14 Southern Mississippi 615 (+39)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Robert MacIntyre MSU 138 (-6)
T2 Michael Cotton NT 140 (-4)
T2 Matt Dunn HOU 140 (-4)
4 Ben Welle KU 141 (-3)
5 Ryan Argotsinger SMU 142 (-2)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
4 Ben Welle 141 (-3)
T21 Charlie Hillier 148 (+4)
T31 Chase Hanna 150 (+6)
T42 Connor Peck 152 (+8)
T56 Spencer Painton 154 (+10)

Day One Results

PEARLAND, Texas – After two rounds and 36 holes, the Kansas men’s golf team finds itself in third place heading into Tuesday’s final round of the Bayou City Collegiate Classic at the Golfcrest Country Club just outside Houston.  The Jayhawks started the event off on a strong note, carding a 290 (+1), placing tied for first, before entering the second round. 

With a first day score of 590 and sitting 14 strokes above par, Kansas will look to bounce back in the third round and close the gap between them and current leader North Texas which sits at even-par 576, eight strokes ahead of second-place Lamar at 584 (+8).  
“We played pretty solid for the first 30 holes, and the last six holes we were eight-over par on the counting scores,” KU head coach Jamie Bermel said.  “Ben Welle played well today and had a very good two-round total of 141.  We need all five guys playing well and see if we can make a move on Tuesday.”
Welle led the Jayhawks after recording rounds of 69-72–141 (-3), as he also finds himself amongst the tournament leaders, where he currently is placed fourth in the 81-golfer field. His 69 in the first round marks the fourth time this season he has shot a round in the 60s, which leads the KU team as well. 
Behind Welle on the Kansas leaderboard is freshman Charlie Hillier, who shot a 70 (-2) in the opening round.  It marks the third time this year that the newcomer has recorded a round under par. Hillier finished the day tied for 21st after shooting a day one total of 148 (+4).
As the team’s leading scorer from a year ago, junior Chase Hanna recorded back-to-back rounds of 75, heading into Tuesday six strokes over par, which was good enough to be placed tied for 31st.
Appearing in just his second event of the season, sophomore Spencer Painton played consistently well today, as he recorded the eighth most pars out of the 81-player field.  Painton heads into the final round placed tied for 56th, after carding a 10-over, 154 in the first two rounds.
KU senior Connor Peck will look to bounce back on Tuesday and move up in the rankings. He hopes to improve upon his carded scores of 75-77–152 (+8), which was good enough to be tied for 42nd.
The third and final round of the Bayou City Collegiate Classic will take place on Tuesday and is slated to begin at 8 a.m. For live stats and scoring, the event can be followed on golfstats.com.
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