Saturday, August 1, 2009

Current, former Jayhawks advance at Kansas Amateur


— Kansas golfer Nate Barbee and former Jayhawk Andrew Storm both won two matches Friday at the Kansas Amateur at Kansas City Country Club to advance to the quarterfinal round.

Barbee defeated second-seeded Dean Merrill 2 and 1 in his first match of the day and then knocked off Brad Boan, 3 and 2. Barbee will face off against Scott Willman this morning in the quarterfinals. Barbee led the 2008-09 Kansas men's golf team in both scoring average and top-20 finishes.

Recent graduate Storm knocked off incoming Kansas State golfer Curtis Yonke in his first match, 1-up. Storm then easily handled Charlie Stevens by a score of 4 and 3 to advance to the quarterfinals. Storm will meet Kansas State senior Joe Ida in the quarterfinals.

Former Jayhawk Conrad Roberts won his first match of the day by defeating Michael McDonnell 4 and 3 before dropping his third-round match to Scott Wellman. Roberts played at KU from 1999-2000.

KU senior Patrick Roth was upended in the third round by Jon Troutman by a score of 6 and 5.


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