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Jayhawk briefs

April 26, 2004

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Hansbrough to visit May 7

Tyler Hansbrough, a 6-foot-9 high school senior forward from Poplar Bluff, Mo., will visit Kansas University the weekend of May 7, according to rivals.com. That's also the weekend former Texas-El Paso signee Alex Galindo, 6-7 of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, will visit KU.

Rivals.com says KU, Kentucky and North Carolina are the finalists for Hansbrough, who reportedly has eliminated Missouri and Florida.

Malik Hairston, 6-5 of Detroit, visited Oregon on Saturday and as of Sunday still was slated to visit Oklahoma, his dad told theinsiders.com.

Women's golf eighth at Big 12 championships

College Station, Texas -- Rain washed the final round of the Big 12 Conference women's golf championships Sunday at Pebble Creek Country Club.

Scores reverted to Saturday's 36-hole totals, meaning Kansas University placed eighth of 12 teams with 617 strokes. Champion Texas had 592.

Freshman Amanda Costner tied for seventh place with a 36-hole total of 148. Sophomore Chelsey Pryor tied for 16th place after shooting 152.

Tennis struggles against Longhorns

San Antonio -- Kansas University's tennis team managed just one singles victory in a 4-1 loss to 11th-ranked Texas on Sunday.

UT improved to 20-4 overall, 11-0 in the Big 12 Conference, while KU fell to 6-15, 4-7.

Kristen Steinbock was KU's lone winner -- 6-4, 6-0 over Texas' Kendra Strohm.

The dual was moved to an indoor facility in San Antonio because of bad weather.

"We competed and played pretty well today," KU coach Amy Hall said. "Kristen Steinbock played a great match, and I am proud of her. Texas is an outstanding team. I think we are ready to show what we can do at the Big 12 tournament this week."

The Jayhawks will compete in the Big 12 tournament starting Thursday in Norman, Okla.

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