The University of Kansas men’s golf team headed to Palm Desert, California over the weekend for the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate to open their spring campaign.
Head coach Jason Bermel knew the team was itching for the season to begin.
“I think the guys are ready to compete and play in some tournaments. Obviously, we have some good memories from Classic Club last year.”
The Jayhawks have had success at this event, as they came into this year defending their title.
Kansas started slow, finishing +5 for the first day. Only sophomore Charlie Hillier finished under par initially.
Even with the team struggling, they only sat 11 strokes out of first place, and a solid second could get them right back into the race to defend their title.
A second round lead by junior Daniel Hudson, along with all the other Jayhawks finishing under par helped propel the team into third place. At -7 after the second day, the team was still 16 strokes out of first.
The Jayhawks struggled on the third day and dropped down to -2 for the tournament and tied for fourth overall. Bermel was a bit unhappy after the event.
“Disappointing day (Sunday), we were playing in the last group and just didn’t play well.”
After a strong surge on the second day, the overall result has to sting for the Jayhawks, but this still was a strong start to the season.