Hutchinson Kansas University senior Chris Gilbert shot a first-round-best 69 to lead the field after 18 holes and sat in third place when play was suspended near the end of the second round of the Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship on Monday at Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Gilbert was the only golfer to shoot under par in the opening round of the par-70, 6,759-yard course.
KU was in third after the first round but dropped to a tie for eighth with Iowa State at 34-over with a hole to play.
Texas completed two rounds and led with a 571 (11 over), and UT’s Brandon Stone leads individuals with a 3-under 137.
“We were very focused coming into this tournament and were very prepared,” Gilbert said of the first-round performance. “We kind of went backwards a little bit there at the end, kind of got a little bad luck, but there’s 37 holes left for most of us, and I still think we can turn it around.”
Alex Gutesha shot a 1-over 71 in the first round and Kansas used scores from Paul Harris (74) and Stan Gautier (75) for the 289 total. Ryley Haas shot an 8-over 78 in the first round.
Play will resume at 11 a.m. today.
Big 12 Men
(Second round suspended due to darkness)
Team scores (completed second round)
Oklahoma State 285-292—577
Incomplete team scores (first round, with relation to par in second round in parentheses)
Baylor 297 (+27)
Kansas State 291 (+29)
Oklahoma 296 (+30)
Texas Tech 303 (+31)
Kansas 289 (+34)
Iowa State 306 (+34)
Leader (two rounds completed)
Brandon Stone, Texas 70-67—137
Kansas results (first-round score, plus relation to par at time of suspension in parentheses)
3 . Chris Gilbert 69 (+1)
29 (t). Stan Gautier 75 (+10)
32 (t). Alex Gutesha 71 (+12)
39 (t). Paul Harris 74 (+14)
43 (t). Ryley Haas 78 (+16)