Charlie Hillier ties career-low in round one of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate

Hootie at Bulls Bay
Bulls Bay Course Course
Awendaw, S.C.
Par-72 | 6,104 yards
Results – Round 1 of 3

Place Team (golfstat rank) Score
T1 South Carolina -9 (279)
T1 Missouri -9 (279)
3 Kent State -8 (280)
4 KANSAS (38) -6 (282)
5 College of Charleston -3 (285)
T6 Wisconsin -2 (286)
T6 Virginia -2 (286)
T8 Duke -1 (287)
T8 West Virginia -1 (287)
T8 Iowa State -1 (287)
11 Ole Miss E (288)
T12 Middle Tenn. State +1 (289)
T12 Purdue +1 (289)
T14 Kentucky +3 (291)
T14 NC State +3 (291)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
T1 Charlie HIllier      KU 67 (-5)
T1 Rory Franssen MU 67 (-5)
T1 Julien Paltrinieri KS 67 (-5)
4 Jamie Stewart MU 68 (-4)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T1 Charlie Hillier 67 (-5)
T14 Andy Spencer 70 (-2)
T22 Harry Hillier 71 (-1)
T51 Jeff Doty 74 (+2)
T66 Ben Sigel 76 (+4)

AWENDAW, S.C. – Kansas senior Charlie Hillier tied his career-low round of 5-under with a 67 in the first round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Course in Awendaw, South Carolina, Sunday. As a team, the Jayhawks carded a 6-under 282 and sit in fourth in the 15-team field, just three shots off the lead.
Charlie Hillier led the charge collecting six birdies for the round as he carded a 67 for the fourth time in his KU career. He is in a three-way tie for the lead with Missouri’s Rory Franssen and Kent State’s Julien Paltrinieri in the 74-golfer field.
Kansas junior Andy Spencer is seeing Bulls Bay Golf Course for the second time in his collegiate career and is currently tied for 14th after shooting a 2-under (70). Spencer carded five birdies in his opening round.
Jayhawk sophomore Harry Hillier finished his day at 1-under (71) and is tied for 22nd. Freshman Jeff Doty shot 2-over (74), while adding three birdies to his scorecard. Sophomore Ben Sigel stayed consistent throughout the day as he parred 13 of the 18 holes, finishing 4-over (76) in round one.
The Jayhawks find themselves just three strokes back of South Carolina and Missouri who are tied for the team lead at 9-under (279). Kent State is third at 280 (-8) heading into round two at Bulls Bay. The second round will begin on Monday morning with live scoring here.
Head Coach Jamie Bermel
Q: What was Charlie Hillier doing well today that you saw?
A: Charlie was solid today. His only bogey of the day was a shot hit with the wrong club. He played like a senior today.
Q: What could you guys do better to shave a couple strokes in order to secure first place before the final round on Tuesday?
A: I thought we were a little sloppy on a few holes, but overall a good start to the tournament and hopefully we keep getting better each day.
Q: Any other comments on what you saw today from your guys?
A: I thought Andy (Spencer) played well coming off a disappointing performance in the last event and Harry (Hillier) played fairly steady.
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