Men's Golf

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Kansas golfers active in pro, amateur tournaments

Chris Thompson shot a 3-under par 68, good for a tie for 26th place in the first round of the Pinnacle Bank Championship, a tour event at The Club at Indian Creek in Omaha.

Tom Keegan: Matt Gogel driving force behind Jayhawk Club golf course facelift

When Alvamar Country Club turned 25, Matt Gogel was a member of the University of Kansas golf team. When it turns 50 under a different name next year, he’ll take pride in being a driving force behind its facelift.

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Larry Hadden wins first Ross Randall Par 3 Shootout

Some of the best golfers in the Kansas City/Lawrence area descended Monday on Twin Oaks, a golf learning center that features a driving range, a nine-hole pitch-and-putt course and lessons from teaching pro Jeff Burey, located off K-10 on the western edge of Eudora. By Tom Keegan

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Tom Keegan: Local pros honor Ross Randall with tournament in Eudora

More than 40 years ago, Ross Randall noticed that a young boy at his summer golf camp didn’t have a pair of golf shoes. He also noticed the boy had unusually large feet for his age. So Randall grabbed a pair from his garage and gave them to the boy, who was delighted to find that his first pair of golf shoes fit just right and not only that they were worn by a golfer who used to compete against Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino.

Thompson misses cut in Springfield

Chris Thompson of Lawrence, a two-time golf All-American at University of Kansas, shot rounds of 70 and 74 to finish 2-over par, five strokes off the cut line in the Lincoln Land Charity Championship, a tour event in Springfield, Ill.

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Former Kansas golfer Ryan Vermeer in PGA Championship field

Vermeer, 39, made the field on his first try after winning the Nebraska Section championship and then finished in a seven-way tie for ninth in the PGA Professional Championship earlier this week. The top 20 in a field of 312 club professionals earned a spot in the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 10-13.

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Tom Keegan: Ross Randall Par 3 Shootout set for Twin Oaks in June

The mad scientist in long-time club pro Jeff Burey has come up with another terrific idea for an unconventional, entertaining day of golf.

Kansas fades deeper from contention at NCAA men's golf regional

Too many big numbers dotted too many Kansas scorecards Tuesday during the second day of the NCAA men’s golf regional at The University of Texas Golf Club in Austin.

Kansas falls behind at first day of NCAA men's golf regional in Austin

The Kansas men’s golf team dug itself a hole Monday in Austin, Texas, that it will need to dig out from the next two days in order to advance to the NCAA championships in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Hanna, Hudson reach sectional

Big 12 individual men’s golf champion Chase Hanna and Kansas teammate Daniel Hudson moved on to the sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open, each carding a 4-under par 67 Monday at The Legends Country Club in Eureka, Mo.

Tom Keegan: Kansas men's golf coach Jamie Bermel has team in NCAA regionals again

The fifth year of a rebuilding project generally is considered the first truly fair time to take the temperature of a college coach in any sport. Enough time has passed that the entire roster was brought in by the coach, who also has had ample opportunity to establish a culture.

Tom Keegan: KU golfer Chase Hanna putts his way to Big 12 title; team finishes third

Kansas senior Chase Hanna left himself a brutal up-and-down to save par from behind the 18th green at Prairie Dunes in the final round Wednesday in the Big 12 men’s golf championship.

Kansas fourth, senior Chase Hanna fifth heading into final round of Big 12 golf championship

Riding the hot hands of senior Chase Hanna and junior Daniel Sutton, the Kansas men’s golf team enters Wednesday's fourth and final round of the Big 12 Championship at Prairie Dunes in fourth place.

KU golfer Hudson leads at Big 12

Kansas golfer Daniel Hudson shot a 2-over 72 and held the lead after the first round of the Big 12 men’s golf tournament Monday at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson. The Jayhawks held second place in the team standings.

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Tom Keegan: Ross Randall, beloved coach, friend, story teller, remembered fondly

Forever armed with a phenomenal short game and wry wit that kept his playing partners laughing and his opponents crying for 18 holes, former Kansas golf coach Ross Randall did some of his best work telling stories on the 19th hole.