Former KU Golfer Chris Thompson Qualifies For Event In Wichita

By: KU Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
By: KU Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)

Former KU Golfer Chris Thompson Qualifies for Upcoming Tour Event in Wichita

Lawrence resident and former Kansas men’s golfer Chris Thompson hopes to spend Father’s Day 2013 in Wichita, Kan., competing on the final day at the Tour’s Air Capital Classic.

Thompson shot a 4-under-par 68 Monday at Auburn Hills Golf Course in Wichita, qualifying him for the Classic, to be played June 13-16 at Crestview Country Club’s North Course in Wichita.

Thompson’s 68 tied for second in the qualifier, earning him a spot in the 156-golfer field. Thompson, a father of two, hopes to make the 72-player cut following Friday’s second round, which would put him on the Crestview course for Saturday and Father’s Day. The winner of the Air Capital Classic will receive $108,000 of the $650,000 purse.

Thompson, 36, originally from Independence, Kan., has been a regular on the Adams Golf Pro Tour since 2009. He was a member of the Jayhawks’ 1999 team that won the Big 12 Championship, earning the squad a berth in the NCAA Championship.

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