Cooper paces men’s golf at Ross Intercollegiate

Justin Wulf

Justin Wulf

The men’s golf team finished their 2008 fall campaign by finishing 10th out of 12 teams at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate hosted by UMKC.

Coach Jared Baszler brought three freshmen including Parker Edens, David Smith and Kyle Cooper who finished tied for 19th with a three day total of 227.

Smith’s 239 total tied him for 56th along with teammate Nolan Meyer, while Edens shot a 244 – good enough for 62nd.

Senior Justin Jenkins carded a 229 – tied for 27th – and has been the most consistent Jacks golfer.

“Without a doubt, he’s been our top player,” Baszler said. “He’s got the best scoring average so far and has traveled to every tournament.”

Even though they struggled in the first round, shooting a 322 team total, the Jacks notched a moral victory, edging D-I school Kansas University in the final round by six strokes.

“The course was pretty difficult this week,” Baszler said. “But beating Kansas was an accomplishment in and of itself. I’m coming away from this tournament feeling a lot better that I have from others.”

The Jacks will have nearly five months to prepare for the inaugural Jackrabbit Invitational on March 15-16 in Primm, Nev.