Archive for Sunday, May 19, 2002

Kansas golf misses NCAA Tournament by stroke

May 19, 2002


— Kansas University's score of 887 was one stroke too many.

The Jayhawks finished tied for 11th place on Saturday after the final round of the 27-team NCAA Central Regional. The top 10 teams advance to the NCAA Finals.

Big 12 rival Colorado was 10th at 886.

Kansas was tied for sixth place after the second round Friday after posting a team score of 290, one stroke higher than its first-round score. The Jayhawks' team score swelled to 308 in cold, windy conditions during the final round.

"I'm really disappointed," KU coach Ross Randall said. "The course played really hard today. It was very windy and all the scores went way up. One shot may as well been 100. It's disappointing to come that close and not make it."

None of the Jayhawks qualified for nationals as individuals. Senior Travis Hurst (214), who shot a third-round total of 74, ended the tournament in a tie for seventh place. Junior Chris Marshall (220) tied for 26th after a final-round 73. Senior Casey Harbour (227) shot an 82 and tied for 67th. Sophomore Tyler Hall (232) finished in a tie for 97th after an 82. Freshman Andrew Price (237) carded a 79 and tied for 118th place.

Oklahoma State and Purdue were co-champions of the tournament with a three-round total of 865.

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