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Chris Thompson ties for 44th in News Sentinel Open

Former Kansas All-American Chris Thompson finished tied for 44th in the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tenn., pushing his web.com tour season earnings to $18,879.

Woodland misses cut

Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland missed the cut Friday at the PGA Championship.

Woodland struggles to 73 at PGA Championship

Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland had a rough first round Thursday at the PGA Championship.

Thompson makes Web.com tourney

Local professional golfer Chris Thompson will compete in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC in Hayward, Calif., this week, making it five of the past six Web.com tournaments for which he has qualified.

KU men’s golfers are top scholars

Kansas men’s golfers Connor Peck and Chase Hanna have been named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

Thompson 13th at Web.com event

Lawrence resident and former Kansas University golfer Chris Thompson shot a 6-under-par 65 and finished in a tie for 13th place Sunday in the Lincoln Land Charity Championship, a Web.com Tour tournament.

Thompson tied for 22nd at Web.com

Lawrence resident and former two-time All-American golfer for Kansas University, Chris Thompson shot a 3-under-par 68 to finish the third round of the Lincoln Land Charity Championship in a seven-way tie for 22nd place Saturday, eight strokes behind leader Wesley Bryan in the Web.com Tour event.

Thompson four back at Web.com event

Lawrence resident and former Kansas University golfer Chris Thompson shot a 3-under-par 68 Thursday and is a 24-way tie for 40th place, four strokes off the lead shared by five golfers, in the Lincoln Land Charity Championship. The Web.com tournament is being played at Panther Creek Country Club.

Thompson makes Web.com field

No need to send local golf pro Chris Thompson a birthday gift for turning 40 Monday. It couldn’t compare to the one he gave himself.

Chalmers holds off Woodland

Greg Chalmers won the Barracuda Championship on Sunday at Montreux for his first PGA Tour title, eagling the final hole for a six-point victory in the modified Stableford scoring event. Former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland, the 2013 winner, was second.

Woodland tied for 2nd in Reno

Greg Chalmers birdied five of his last eight holes to take a two-point lead in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event.

Kansas athletes have record GPA

More than half of Kansas University’s student-athletes posted a grade-point average of 3.0 or better during the spring semesters, lifting the cumulative GPA to a record 3.04, according to numbers released Wednesday.

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Tom Keegan: Golfer Thompson rolling to Wichita

As Twitter was blowing up with some of the world’s greatest golfers mocking the USGA for messing with Dustin Johnson’s head for telling him in the middle of his final round Sunday that he might be assessed a one-stroke penalty after he finished, another professional golfer who had a good week was behind the wheel of his car, making his way from Nashville back to Lawrence. By Tom Keegan

This weekend is last Open chance for Woodland

Gary Woodland was tied for the lead on Sunday at the Memorial and still very much in contention when he missed an 8-foot par putt on the 17th hole and failed to convert a birdie from about the same distance on the 18th. He tied for fourth and moved up 14 spots in the world ranking to No. 64.

McGirt claims Memorial; Woodland ties for 4th

William McGirt thought he hit it big when he won the Cabarrus Classic and pocketed $16,000, the second-largest prize on the Tar Heel Tour. That was in 2007, and it felt like a lifetime ago compared with the perks from winning the Memorial on Sunday. Gary Woodland, a former Kansas University golfer, shot a final-round 73 and fell into a tie for fourth.

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