Archive for Wednesday, July 26, 1995

KANSAS OPEN

July 26, 1995

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Kansas Open notebook ...

Randy Keck of Oklahoma City drilled a hole-in-one Wednesday on the par-3, 209-yard No. 15 hole at Alvamar.

He used a 3-iron to make what is believed to be the first ace in the 20-year history of the Open.

"I couldn't see it go in," said Keck, who shot a 76. "I saw the ball rolling across the green and I saw it disappear, but I thought it was over the green. Then I went up and it was in the jar."

It was his second career hole-in-one. ...

Former Kansas golfer Matt Gogel fired a 4-under-par 68 on Wednesday and lags behind leaders Tom Kalinowski, Kirk Maynord and Slade Adams by a stroke.

Gogel had six birdies and two bogeys.

"In general, the course is playing as easy as it can play," Gogel said. "The course is in perfect condition, and there was no wind. We all know the wind is going to pick up."

Gogel said he can play even better than he did Wednesday.

"Four-under-par is obviously a terrific round, but hopefully I'll strike it better," he said. "I'll take two or three rounds like that." ...

Former Jayhawk Clay Devers also shot 68. He had an eagle on No. 2, three bogeys and five birdies.

"You can't tell much after the first day. Right now, I'm not hitting it close enough to make enough birdies," said Devers, who was runner-up a year ago. "Tomorrow I play in the afternoon. If the wind is blowing, 72 could be a good score." ...

Five-time Lawrence City Open champ Dick Stuntz, who carded a 75, plopped in a chip shot for a birdie on No. 18. He tipped his hat in the direction of the cheering workers and a handful of spectators. ...

KU golf coach Ross Randall shot a 73, as did Alvamar pro Randy Towner. ...

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