Play suspended near end of the second round
Jayhawks look to carry momentum of win at Hawkeye Invite into conference meet
Gilbert ties for top individual honors, Gautier third
Gautier tied for tournament lead, Gilbert third after 36 holes
Jayhawks tee off Saturday at 9 a.m.
AS A JUNIOR (2011-12): Second on the team with a scoring average of 74.5 average round... Competed in 12 events with his best finish being an eighth place finish at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate... Shot a season-low round of 66 during the second round of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, tying him for the team lead with Chris Gilbert, en route to his eighth place finish at the event... Recorded two top-ten finishes and three top-15 finishes.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Competed in 11 events and recorded three top-20 finishes... Posted the best three-round score for a KU golfer during the season, shooting a 210 at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate to finish tied for third and lead the Jayhawks to their first tournament title under Kit Grove... Fired his career-best round of 68 in the final round of the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate... Shot a 69 in the second round of the Cowboy Classic en route to a team-best three-round score of 215.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10): Competed in all 12 events and recorded two top-20 finishes... Ranked second in scoring average at 75.53... Fired season-best round of 68 at the Desert Shootout... Fired six rounds of par or better... Opened the season with his best finish of the year by tying for 10th at the Fairway Club Invitational with a score of 217... Shot a 148 to tie for 11th at the rain-shortened Jim Colbert Intercollegiate... Finished 72nd at the Kansas Invitational... Rebounded by tying for 22nd at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate... Tied for 31st at the Rice Intercollegiate... Shot a 226 to tie for 26th at the Shocker Classic... Also tied for 26th at the Missouri Intercollegiate... Shot a 306 to tie for 50th at the Big 12 Championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colo... Played for head coach Robert Kubiak... Earned four letters, qualified for state tournament on three different occasions... Recorded five wins during his senior campaign, including besting the 40-man field at the South Suburban League Tournament... Finished in top-five of league standings for three consecutive years to end high school career... Three-time recipient of the Colorado High School Athletic Association Award... His team placed runner-up at the 2008 Colorado State Tournament... Maintained high school scoring average of 71.1... Came from two shots behind on the final hole to force a playoff and win the Las Vegas qualifier for the Junior Amateur Tournament... Conquered the 2009 CJGA Junior Golf Championship.
PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Carol Gutesha... Born in Columbus, Ohio... Has two siblings, Milan and Nicole... Enjoys skiing, playing basketball and working out in his spare time... A member of the honor roll during high school... Majoring in communication studies.