Two University of Kansas golfers, instead of the usual one, will be playing in this week’s Web.com Tour event.
Chris Thompson birdied eight holes, including the first four of the back nine, en route to a 65 that enabled him to finish tied for 16th in the Lincoln Land Championship at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill.
The beauty of golf’s version of baseball’s Triple A is that unlike baseball players, golfers don’t reach a point where their paths to the big leagues are blocked by the dreaded “non-prospect” label.
Chris Thompson rebounded from a slow start Saturday to finish strong and heads into the final round of the Wichita Open in a four-way tie for sixth, five strokes behind leader Scott Pinckney.
Web.com touring pro Chris Thompson fired a 6-under 64 Friday at Crestview Country Club to move into a tie for third halfway through the Wichita Open Supporting Wichita’s Youth.
Former University of Kansas golfer Ryan Vermeer qualified for the PGA Championship for the second year in a row Wednesday by winning the PGA Professional Championship at Bayonet Black Horse in Seaside, California.
Olathe — All in all, not a bad Sunday afternoon for University of Kansas rising junior golfer Andy Spencer.
"I’ve watched 27 years of golf and he has about as high a ceiling as I’ve been around. Now whether he gets there, that’s up to him. He’s going to have to work harder." — KU men's golf coach Jamie Bermel and freshman Harry Hillier.
Kansas moved up six spots Sunday to finish 23rd in the 30-school NCAA tournament championships, and even after it became obvious the team wouldn’t make the cut to play another day, a little drama remained.
The difficulty of the course, the short turnaround, the searing heat and the enormity of the stage combined to make this not just another Saturday on the golf course for the Jayhawks.
Andy Spencer, No. 1 player for the University of Kansas golf team, decided to hit one more shot, and it was a beauty.
Other than sophomore Andy Spencer, the University Kansas golfers had not played a round on Karsten Creek, Oklahoma State’s home course and site of the NCAA golf finals, until today’s practice round.
Harry, the younger brother, is more outgoing and arrived in the spotlight in need of taming, compared to his older brother, who is more reserved and naturally blessed with a personality befitting the expectations that accompany his role.
The five Kansas golfers who won the NCAA Pacific Regional last week and delivered the university in the NCAA finals for the first time since 2000, gathered Tuesday at the new practice facility at Jayhawk Club to field about the upcoming tournament at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma, which starts Friday.
The five Kansas golfers competing at the Pacific Regional wondered why assistant coach Chris Wilson and wife Heather weren’t at the team dinner on the eve of Wednesday’s final round, so head coach Jamie Bermel summoned the composure to do what he had to do and told them the truth. It wasn’t easy.