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UMKC takes tournament title at Kansas Invitational

The Roos’ clean sweep at the Kansas Invitational was no small feat.
The Roos’ clean sweep at the Kansas Invitational was no small feat.

The men’s golf team traveled to the Kansas Invitational in Lawrence last week and returned with a tournament title and overall score of 874 at the 54-hole course.

For the first time in UMKC history, the Roos won a tournament hosted by a major BCS conference member.

The Roos outperformed 11 rival teams, including the University of Kansas, which hosted the tournament.

The Roos’ success was not seen until the final round, which they entered in 5th place, facing a nine-shot deficit.

The Roos had their work cut out against a strong field, but emerged victorious.

Senior Will Robson led the charge as he held an even-par 216 stroke total  to tie for 5th place on the leader board.

The England native also connected a hole in one in the final round, in which he recorded his season-low round of 68.

Also placing in the top 10 was junior Korbin Kuehn, who recorded a score of 219 (+3). Junior Viktor Mikaelsson tied for 26th with a score of 225 (+9), while Nathan Hughes tied for 34th in his first season play with a score of 228 (+12).

The performance at the Kansas Invitational is a major improvement over the team’s 10th out of 12 finish two weeks ago in Pawleys Island, S.C.

The Roos will now hit the road to Ruston, La., where the team will compete in the two-day Louisiana Tech Squire Creek Classic Oct. 3-4.

dwashington@unews.com

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