Drake golfer Kane Hanson will compete at the NCAA central regional beginning Thursday in suburban Cleveland. The senior from Fargo, North Dakota finished second at the Missouri Valley Conference meet and earned an at-large bid into the regional.
Hanson says it was a big concern at the end of the year for the team to make it, but once the team didn’t make it he says his chances still looked good with his ranking.
Hanson says the low two individuals whose team did not make it have a chance. He says there’ll be about 100 guys vying for the spot.
Hanson says following graduation he may pursue a professional career, although he plans to play a lot of amateur events this summer before weighing all his options.
If he wants to go pro the career of Zach Johnson shows it can be done. The former Drake standout is now a regular on the PGA Tour.
Hanson says he met with Zach this spring and says Johnson shows that you can play with the top players in the world with a lot of hard work. The first of three rounds of regional play is Thursday.