KU Men’s Golf Travels to Hawaii for Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas Men’s Golf team looks to finish the fall semester strong traveling to Lahaina, Hawaii, to compete in the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic Nov. 7-9.
“Playing late in the season, this is kind of a reward for all of their hard work. It is a big sacrifice for the guys, because we are missing a lot of class and playing in a state of where very few of them have played in,” Kansas head coach Jamie Bermel said. “For us it is the same agenda, we want to go over there and compete at the highest level. It will be a different type of grass and climate than we are used to.”
Kansas is coming off of a third-place finish at the UTEP Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational, with four of the six Jayhawks finishing in the top-20. Sophomore Chase Hanna finished tied for third out of the 84-golfer field.
“I have had some great tournaments and a few disappointing ones this season, but feel I am becoming more consistent and am at the top of my game,” Hanna said. “We have progressed and become better as a team throughout the season. We were young last year and have grown and matured since then.”
For the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic, the Jayhawks will consist of senior Logan Philley, juniors Connor Peck, playing as an individual, and Ben Welle, Hanna and freshman Brock Drogosch and Gary Daoust.
The Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic will be played on a 6,700-yard, par-71 course at the Ka’anapali Golf Courses with 18-holes a day format on Nov. 7-9. Kansas will be competing against Bowling Green, Cal State Northridge, Clemson, Georgia, Gonzaga, host Hawaii, Hawai’i-Hilo, Loyola Marymount, North Carolina-Wilmington, North Florida, Oregon, Samford, UC Irvine and Utah Valley State.
“I hope the guys understand the trip they are getting into, going to Maui and playing golf, this is a once in a lifetime trip,” Bermel said. “Hopefully when we come back it is mission accomplished. It will be a good test of golf and a good way to see where we stand.”
Live scoring for the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic will be available at http://www.golfstat.com
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