Durham, N.C. Sophomore Charlie Hillier fired a final round of 2-under-par 70, and Kansas’ golf team finished seventh among 14 teams Sunday in the Rod Myers Invitational at Duke University Country Club.
Hillier shot a three-round total of 2-under 214 and tied for eighth place.
“Charlie had a good week,” KU coach Jamie Bermel said. “He was 2-over through six today and played the last 12 holes 4-under-par. His game has matured from last year and he is getting better.”
KU’s Chase Hanna tied for 15th with an even-par 216 total, Daniel Hudson tied for 40th (6-over 222), Andy Spencer tied for 49th (8-over 224) and Jake Scarrow tied for 53rd (9-over 225).
Wake Forest won the tournament with a 23-under 841 total. KU finished 4-over 868.
“There were perfect scoring conditions today and we just couldn’t get anything going,” Bermel said. “We counted a couple of double bogeys and that was the difference between fifth and seventh place. Moving forward, we need to do a better job of managing the golf course. We counted nine double bogeys this week and probably five of them were just being careless. Hopefully we can get that corrected and do better in our next event.”
Kansas will play in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate Sept. 23-25 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Team scores: Wake Forest 841, Liberty 852, Florida State 854, North Carolina 858, Duke 866, Penn State 867, Kansas 868, East Tennessee State 882, South Florida 886, Princeton 890, Florida Southern 896, UC Davis 896, East Carolina 897, Loyola (Md.) 903.
Individual champion: Kieran Vincent, Liberty, 15-under 201.
KU scores: t8. Charlie Hillier, 2-under 214; t15. Chase Hanna, even-par 216; t40. Daniel Hudson, 6-over 222; t49. Andy Spencer, 8-over 224; t53. Jake Scarrow, 9-over 225.