Hillier brothers lead the way through two rounds

Desert Mountain Intercollegiate
Outlaw Course
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Par-72 | 7,107 yards
Results – Round 2 of 3

Place Team (golfstat rank) Score
1 Mississippi State 559 (-17)
2 Northwestern (44) 570 (-6)
3 Eastern Michigan 574 (-2)
4 KANSAS (38) 575 (-1)
5 Marquette (41) 582 (+6)
6 Miami University (OH) 587 (+11)
7 Michigan State 589 (+13)
8 Rutgers University 591 (+15)
9 Michigan 596 (+20)
10 Lipscomb 598 (+22)
11 Ball State 602 (+26)
12 Harvard 622 (+46)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Ford Clegg         MSU 135 (-9)
T2 Garrett Johnson MSU 138 (-6)
T2 Oliver Farrell (79) MU 138 (-6)
T4 Charlie Hillier KU 140 (-4)
T4 Everton Hawkins NWU 140 (-4)
T6 Harry Hillier (97) KU 141 (-3)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T4 Charlie Hillier 140 (-4)
T6 Harry Hillier 141 (-3)
T19 Jeff Doty 146 (+2)
T27 Drew Shepherd (I) 148 (+4)
T37 Andy Spencer 151 (+7)
T57 Ben Sigel 155 (+11)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – No. 38 Kansas men’s golf competed in the first two rounds of the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate on Saturday, and after 36 holes of action the Jayhawks currently sit in fourth place at 1-under (575). KU finishes only one stroke behind third place Eastern Michigan heading into Sunday’s final round.
The team has been led by the Hillier brothers in senior Charlie Hillier and sophomore Harry Hillier through the first two rounds. Charlie opened up the tournament with a score of 68 (-4) through the first 18 before finishing with an even par through the second round. His 140 (-4) total score has him tied for fourth place overall on the player leaderboard. Harry is not far behind his brother thanks to two consecutive rounds finishing under par. His 141 (-3) total score has him tied for sixth place.
Redshirt freshman Jeff Doty finished with the third best score for the Jayhawks after putting in a 69 in the first round and a 77 in the second. His 146 (+2) has him tied for 19th overall in the field. He is followed by redshirt sophomore Drew Shepherd who is competing as an individual at the tournament, who finished with a score of 148 (+4) through his first two rounds.
Junior Andy Spencer’s 151 (+7) and sophomore Ben Sigel’s 155 (+11) round out Kansas’ final six competing at the tournament.
Mississippi State’s 559 (-17) has them in first place through two rounds while No. 44 Northwestern’s 570 (-6) has them in second.
The third round is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. (Central) Sunday morning. Live scorecard updates can be located here.
Head Coach Jamie Bermel
Q: What did you think about the overall team performance?
A: “I thought we played really well the second nine of the first round. Made some birdies coming in that really helped. Unfortunately, we played pretty sloppy the 2nd round and really shot ourselves in the foot. Struggled to get two other good scores the 2nd round.”
Q: What worked for the Hillier brothers?
A: “Hilliers played solid all day. Charlie has played well here in the past and played like a senior today. We need all 5 guys playing well on Sunday if we have any chance to move up the leaderboard.”
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