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Number BY THE NUMBERS
Down four strokes through 12 holes, senior Chase Hanna birdied four of his last six holes, accompanied by a 12-foot par putt on the final hole, to claim the individual Big 12 Championship title in dramatic fashion.
Notes QUICK HITS
- Hanna’s victory marks the first time a Jayhawk has won an individual league title since the late Slade Adams who tied for first in the 1995 Big 8 Championship.
- This also marks the first time a Kansas golfer has won a league title outright since Matt Gogel was the sole champion in the 1991 Big 8 Championship.
- Kansas finished the event in third place to mark its third-straight tournament in the top-3 and the highest finish in the Big 12 Championship since a second-place effort in 2000.
- The Jayhawks were 8-strokes better than any other team in the field, finishing the event at 52-over par, only three strokes back from the champion, No. 18 Texas, and two strokes back from second place, No. 2 Oklahoma State.
- Kansas distanced itself from the rest of the competition, beating No. 11 Texas Tech by 11 strokes, No. 13 Oklahoma by 13 strokes and No. 4 Baylor by 18 strokes.
- Competing in his first ever Big 12 Championship, junior Daniel Sutton finished the event in a tie for ninth place at 15-over par to earn all-tournament honors.
- Sutton took advantage of favorable conditions in round two to enter the clubhouse with a 69, one of 10 in the 50-golfer field to finish the round under par.
- In a first round with winds reaching around 30 MPH, junior Daniel Hudson finished the day in the lead one stroke better than any other golfer at 2-over par.
- Hudson, accompanied by Hanna, was one of three golfers to post an even-par round in the final day, ending the event in a tie for 13th, marking his third straight top-20 finish.
- Responding to a tough first day, sophomore Charlie Hillier continued to fight, improving his score in each of his rounds and finishing the tournament in a tie for 25th finish.
- This is Hillier’s best finish in the Big 12 Championship in his career.
- With the opportunity to play in the Big 12 Championship in his first year, freshman Andy Spencer played the difficult Prairie Dunes Golf Course at 23-over par to earn a tie for 31st place.