Sunday, September 25, 2016

Kansas golfers fourth in Arizona


— Chase Hanna shot a final round of 3-under 68, and Kansas’ golf team placed fourth Sunday in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate.

Hanna finished 10-under for the tournament and placed sixth.

KU’s Charlie Hillier shot a 1-under 70 on Sunday and tied for 16th.

“Solid event overall as this was a good field with 12 of the teams playing in the NCAA tournament last year,” KU coach Jamie Bermel said. “I was disappointed after the second round and we talked last night in the team meeting about being tougher on the golf course today and hats off to the guys as they responded. The round we had today was very solid and it was quite windy for most of the round. Probably a 15-20 mph wind which did make a difference on a lot of shots.”

Daniel Hudson had an eagle on the par-5 seventh en route to a final-round 70 for a tie for 34th. Daniel Sutton shot a 74 and tied for 40th, and Andy Spencer fired a 71 and tied for 48th. Alex Moorman, playing as an individual, recorded his first hole-in-one and tied for 28th at even par.

“I’m happy for Alex,” Bermel said. “This was his first college event as a redshirt freshman and had a good week and one he will probably never forget. Alex made his first career hole-in-one and shot 72, with a triple on his first hole.”

KU finished 26 strokes behind tournament champion No. 7 LSU.


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