Men's Golf Wins Kansas Invitational; Ward Takes Individual Title
Sept. 21, 2004
Lawrence, Kan. -
The University of Kansas men's golf team took first place, in a 13-team field, at the Kansas Invitational on Tuesday. Kansas finished the two-day tournament with a final round of 287 for a three-day total of 870 on the 6,950 yard, par-72 Alvamar Golf Club.
"The golf course played tough again today," head coach Ross Randall said. "The pin placements were very difficult and we handled it well."
Kansas was seven strokes better than second place Kansas State, who finished with an 877, to take its second straight Kansas Invitational title.
Senior Kevin Ward took the individual title after shooting a third round 69. The Leawood, Kan. native went to a sudden death playoff with Matt VanCleave of Kansas State. Both players pared the first playoff hole, but on the second, Ward came away with par while VanCleave bogeyed. This marks Ward's second title of his career with his first coming last spring at the 2004 Louisiana Classics Invitational.
Other Jayhawks competing in the team competition were senior Andrew Price, who finished in 4th place with a 216. Sophomore Tyler Docking tied for 23rd after shooting a combined total of 223. Sophomore Gary Woodland and junior Jason Sigler tied for 31st after carding three-day totals of 225.
Kansas' next tournament will be October 4-5 at the Windon Memorial Intercollegiate in Lake Forest, Ill.
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