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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

KU golf ties for 12th in Louisiana event

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— The Kansas University men’s golf team finished in a tie for 12th place on Tuesday at the Louisiana Classics.

The Jayhawks shot a 303 in the final round for a 893 total.

Senior Nate Barbee was the top individual for Kansas, shooting a 75 on Tuesday and placing him in a tie for 21st with a score of 220. Sophomore Chris Gilbert was not far behind with a score of 221, including a third round score of 76. He finished in a tie for 25th.

Senior Jeff Bell also posted a 76 in the third round, giving him a 225 for the tournament to finish in a tie for 45th. Sophomore Alex Gutesha’s 76 gave him a total of 227, putting him in a tie for 58th. Sophomore Dan Waite finished the day with an 81, which put him in 81st place with a score of 238.

“It was disappointing,” KU coach Kit Grove said. “We had a couple of guys get off to bad starts and then they had bad finishes as well. It was very average at best, it was actually probably below average.”

Illinois took first place with a score of 854. LSU took second place with a score of 860, while Louisiana-Lafayette, Kent State, and Southeastern Louisiana rounded out the top five.

On March 21, KU travels to Tucson, Ariz., to play in the National Invitational Tournament.

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