KU Men’s Golf in Third After Day One in Hawaii
Lahaina, Hawaii – With two top-10 finishers, the Kansas men’s golf team sit in third after day one at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic at the Ka’anapli Golf Course in Lahaina, Hawaii, Friday.
The Jayhawks are 16 strokes behind the leader second-ranked Oregon 254 (-30). Following Oregon is North Florida at 269 (-15) with Kansas one-stroke back at 270 (-14) in the 13-team field.
“We played solid today. There was not much wind and we got off to a fast start,” Kansas head coach Jamie Bermel said. “Brock (Drogosch) and Chase (Hanna) posted five-under rounds, which was huge for our team score.”
KU sophomore Chase Hanna and redshirt freshman Brock Drogosch are tied for eighth in the 73-golfer field, each carding 5-under 66. Both recorded five birdies and one eagle for the round. Hanna’s 66 tied his Kansas career low as Drogosch breaks Drogosch’s Kansas career low.
Kansas junior Ben Welle finished in the top-20 shooting 68 (-3) and is tied for 15th and senior Logan Philley is two behind Welle, tied for 31st shooting 70 (-1). Junior Connor Peck, who is playing as an individual, is tied for 37th shooting a 71 (E), while freshman Gary Daoust is tied for 48th at 73 (+1).
“It was a good start to the event and we need to improve each round,” Bermel said. “Weather on Saturday and Sunday is calling for windier conditions and I think the scores will be a little higher.”
Live scoring for the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic will be provided at http://golfstat.com/home.html
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