RCW: Inside Men's Golf 3.37
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Number BY THE NUMBERS
As a team, the Jayhawks earned twoteam victories in the Golfweek Conference Challenge and Bayou City Collegiate Championship, while senior Chase Hanna found himself at the top of the individual leaderboard twice to earn his first twocareer wins at the Golfweek Conference Challenge and the Big 12 Championship.
Notes QUICK HITS
- Hanna became the first Kansas golfer to win a conference championship since Slade Adams won the Big Eight Championship in 1995 and the first Jayhawk to win the title outright since Matt Gogel’s Big Eight win in 1995.
- Earning Big 12 Golfer of the Month honors for his performances in both November and April, Hanna became the first Kansas golfer to receive the acknowledgement twice in one season.
- With a 10-under-par 61 at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic, Hanna established a new school best, just one stroke from tying the NCAA record.
- Hanna led the squad as the only member with an under-par scoring average of 71.1 (-.54 to par).
- Earning Big 12 All-Tournament honors, junior transfer Daniel Sutton was reliable for the Jayhawks all season, contributing to the team score over 80 percent of the time.
- Getting off to a slow start, junior Daniel Hudson found his game during the spring season, recording a top-20 finish in five of the seven events, including two top-10 finishes and one top-5 finish.
- Sophomore Charlie Hillier continued to increase his role on the team, playing five of his rounds in the 60’s to earn three top-20 finishes, including two in the top-10 and one in the top-5.
- Posting a 69 in his first-ever collegiate competition, freshman Andy Spencer showed his potential, also earning three top-20 finishes and earning the opportunity for his first NCAA Regional appearance in just his first year.
- Kansas was selected to compete in the NCAA Regional for the second-straight season marking the first-consecutive appearances since the 2003-04 and 2004-2005 seasons and the 19th time in program history.
- The Jayhawks also showed their success in the classroom as Hanna, Hudson, Hillier, and seniors Zach Kirby and Brock Drogosch earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors, marking five men’s golf student-athletes for two-straight seasons, tying the most in program history.