Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Charlie Hillier notches first career victory, KU men’s golf claims runner-up


Behind an 8-under score in the final round, the Kansas men's golf team climbed up the leaderboard to claim a runner-up finish at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Invitational. The Jayhawks shot an 849 (-15) for their fifth finish inside the top-five this season.

Senior Charlie Hillier led the way by notching the top spot on the individual leaderboard, shooting 3-under on the day and 13-under (203) overall. Hillier's victory marks his first ever first place finish in his collegiate career, and his fifth top-five finish since coming to Kansas. The senior finished three strokes ahead of runner-up Rory Franssen from Missouri.

Redshirt freshman Jeff Doty and junior Andy Spencer tied as the Jayhawks' second best finishers at the tournament coming in at 22nd overall. Doty shot 1-under in the final round, while Spencer shot 2-under in the final round. They both finished the tournament with 215 (-1) overall scores.

Sophomore Ben Sigel improved his score by five strokes from round two, shooting 2-under on the day and 221 (+5) for the tournament. Sophomore Harry Hillier finished with a 225 (+9) overall score. KU ended up seven strokes behind South Carolina, which won the tournament.

KU will compete in the Irish Creek Intercollegiate in Charlotte, N.C on April 6-7.


David Kelley-Wood 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Congratulations to Charlie and the team!

KU is not currently ranked in the top 25, but that may not be true much longer. In this tournament, they finished seven strokes behind 11th-ranked South Carolina, but ten strokes ahead of 5th-ranked Kent State, and eighteen strokes in front of 3rd-ranked Duke.

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