Trinity, Texas Kansas University’s men’s golf team placed 10th of 10 teams at the Big 12 Championships on Sunday at Whispering Pines Golf Club.
“It was a hard golf course,” Kansas coach Kit Grove said. “We just had a bad week on a tough course. We’re obviously in one of the toughest conferences in the country, but to not be in contention is very disappointing.”
KU shot a final-day 27-over 315 and a four-round total of 94-over 1246.
Texas A&M; won with a 1165 (+13), and Baylor’s Joakim Mikkelsen was low individual with a 3-under 285.
For the Jayhawks, freshman Dylan McClure easily had the best Big 12 Championship after posting the team’s best score in the first and second rounds and coming within one stroke of KU’s best round on each of the final two days. McClure ended the tournament tied for 27th with a 72-hole total of 305 (+17).
Senior Doug Quinones concluded his career by leading the Jayhawks on the last day with a 5-over 77. Junior Chris Gilbert and McClure finished one shot off his pace with rounds of 78 Sunday. Gilbert tied for 38th place at the Big 12 Championship with a 310 (+22), while Quinones took 44th place with a 314 (+26).