Two former Jayhawks in contention in Springfield, Mo., on golf's Korn Ferry Tour
A pair of former University of Kansas golfers easily made the cut at the Korn Ferry Torn’s Price Cutter Charity Championship on Friday.
Birmingham, England native, Daniel Sutton, who played his final two seasons of college golf at KU, finished Friday in a tie for fifth place, three strokes off the lead at 11-under.
He carded six birdies and one bogey to shoot 67 at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfiled, Mo., one day after firing a 66 to jumpstart his round.
Former KU All-American Chris Thompson shot a 2-under 70 on Friday to move to 5-under for the tournament. He enters the weekend in a tie for 40th place.
Thompson’s second round was nearly mistake-free, as he carded two birdies — one on each side — and 16 pars.
Thompson, a Lawrence resident who competed in his first PGA Tour season during 2018-19 at age 42, reached this week’s event by finishing in the top three at a Monday qualifier.
Brandon Wu leads the Price Cutter tourney at 14-under after firing a blistering 9-under 63 on Friday. Wu's round included seven birdies and an eagle to go along with 10 pars.
He leads by one stroke over Michael Arnaud, who shot 66-65 in Rounds 1 and 2 to climb to the top of the leaderboard.