KU sets tournament round-high finish at The Desert Intercollegiate

Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
Classic Club
Palm Desert, Calif.
Par-72 | 7,305 yards
Results – Round 3 of 3

Place Team (golfstat rank) Score
1 Texas Tech (18) 858 (-6)
2 Boise State 859 (-5)
3 KANSAS (39) 866 (+2)
4 TCU 867 (+3)
T5 Colorado State (47) 877 (+13)
T5 UT-Arlington 877 (+13)
7 Colorado 880 (+16)
8 San Francisco 883 (+19)
T9 CSU-Fullerton 888 (+24)
T9 Little Rock 888 (+24)
11 Wyoming 891 (+27)
12 Santa Clara 896 (+32)
13 Denver 899 (+35)
14 Southern Illinois 904 (+40)
15 Seattle University 906 (+42)
16 Cal Poly 908 (+44)
T17 South Dakota State 913 (+49)
T17 San Diego 913 (+49)
19 Western Carolina 936 (+72)
20 UC Riverside 938 (+74)
21 Southern Utah 943 (+79)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Skyler Eubank  BSU 207 (-9)
T2 Harry Hillier  KU 209 (-7)
T2 Adam Blomme TTU 209 (-7)
4 Sandy Scott TTU 211 (-5)
T5 Daniel O’Loughlin CU 212 (-4)
T5 Brian Humphreys  BSU 212 (-4)
T5 Kyle Cox UTA 212 (-4)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T2 Harry Hillier 209 (-7)
T20 Andy Spencer 220 (+4)
T20 Charlie Hillier 220 (+4)
T29 Jeff Doty 221 (+5)
T41 Ben Sigel 223 (+7)
T81 Drew Shepherd (I) 231 (+15)

PALM DESERT, Calif. – Entering the final round in Palm Desert, Cali., No. 39 Kansas men’s golf found themselves 13-strokes back of third place TCU. That didn’t stop the Jayhawks however as they shot a tournament-best 10-under par (278) on the final day to move one stroke ahead of the Horned Frogs for sole possession of third place.
Sophomore Harry Hillier followed up his career day on day two with another great performance, leading the Jayhawks with a 4-under (68) third round. Thanks to Harry’s 68 on the final day, he claimed the tournament individual runner-up over No. 18 Texas Tech’s Adam Blomme. Harry finished just two strokes behind the first place finished Skyler Eubank from Boise State. With two rounds in the 60’s on the weekend, that marks Harry’s 7th round in the 60’s this season and he leads the team with two top-5 finishes.
Junior Andy Spencer and senior Charlie Hillier both concluded tied for 21st at 4-over after strong final days. Spencer ended his tournament with a 3-under par round, while Charlie finished at 2-under on the day.
Redshirt freshman Jeff Doty wrapped up his first career collegiate competition with the Jayhawks tied for 29th at 5-over after shooting a 71 (-1) on the third day. Sophomore Ben Sigel rounds out the Jayhawk five with a personal tournament best 1-under performance.
Drew Shepherd finished out his individual weekend with a 3-over par performance.
Texas Tech (858) and Boise State (859) claimed the one and two team spots in the tournament.
Next, up for Head Coach Jamie Bermel’s squad will be the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 9-10. Kansas looks to repeat their performance from last season as they finished first out of the 12-team field. The final results of the Desert Intercollegiate are posted here.

Head Coach Jamie Bermel
Q: What did you see the guys doing well today considering the team shot a tournament best round of ten-under?
A: We played well today. Low round of the day today, but we were too far back to catch the leader. I got after the guys last night and they responded really well. All five guys under par and they looked good out there.
Q: With a lot of solid competition at this tournament and the next, what do you guys need to do in order to continue to place in the top-5 in a couple tournaments before the regional?
A: We need to keep working hard and improve each day. If we have that fight on the golf course every round from here on out, we will be just fine.
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