Jayhawks in second after day one at The Jackrabbit

The Jackrabbit
The Prairie Club – Dunes
| Valentine, Neb.
Par-72 | 7,503 yards
Results – Round 1 of 3 

Place Team Score
1 UCF 281 (-7)
2 KANSAS 282 (-6)
3 Missouri 288 (E)
4 Missouri State 293 (+5)
5 Idaho 294 (+6)
6 UMKC 297 (+9)
T7 South Dakota State 300 (+12)
T7 Indian Hills CC 300 (+12)
9 Wichita State 301 (+13)
10 Hutchinson CC 303 (+15)
T11 SIU Edwardsville 304 (+16)
T11 Omaha 304 (+16)
13 North Dakota 315 (+27)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
T1 Harry Hillier KU 67 (-5)
T1 Kevin Gordon Omaha 67 (-5)
3 Kyler Tate UCF 68 (-4)
T4 Rory Franssen MU 70 (-2)
T4 Pedro Lencart UCF 70 (-2)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T1 Harry Hillier 67 (-5)
T6 Drew Shepherd 71 (-1)
T13 Ben Sigel 72 (E)
T13 Andy Spencer 72 (E)
T17 Jake Scarrow 73 (+1)
T17 Shaun Campbell (I) 73 (+1)

VALENTINE, Neb. – A cold misty day at the Prairie Club Dunes course in Valentine, Nebraska, did not affect the Kansas men’s golf team as the Jayhawks fired a 6-under 282 Sunday and enter day two of The Jackrabbit one stroke behind tourney leader UCF.
Kansas sophomore Harry Hillier finished the day leading the team with five birdies and is tied for first place overall, shooting a KU career-low 5-under par (67). Omaha’s Kevin Gordon also carded a 5-under to share the lead with Hillier.
“Harry looked good today,” KU head coach Jamie Bermel said of Hillier who has shot in the 60s in each of his last two rounds. “Five birdies and no bogeys is a very efficient round.”
Kansas redshirt sophomore Drew Shepherd also sits in the top 10 of the 73 golfer field after shooting a 1-under 71, that included three birdies in his opening round. Shepher is tied for sixth. KU junior Andy Spencer started out with nine pars on the front nine and would continue to stay hot through the back nine. Spencer would collect two birdies and one double bogey to keep him at even par (72) and tied for 13th place. Sophomore Ben Sigel would also find himself even par tied for 13th place with two birdies and two bogeys through round one.
“We looked solid from 1-5,” Bermel said. “Even our individual Shaun Campbell had a good round for his first competitive college event. I thought we played the par 5’s and par 3’s well.”
Campbell debuted his college career by finishing the front nine 1-over par and the back nine with an even par effort. Campbell is currently tied for 17th (+1) along with senior teammate Jake Scarrow.
“The conditions were fairly tough today with the cold and mist added in with a little wind,” Bermel said.
UCF shot a 281 (-7) and is one shot ahead of Kansas, while Missouri is six shots behind KU in third at 288 (E) in the 13-team field.
The Jayhawks will tee off round two tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Follow the live scorecard throughout the day here.
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