Jayhawks tied for fifth after round one at the Desert Intercollegiate

Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
Classic Club
Palm Desert, Calif.
Par-72 | 7,305 yards
Results – Round 1 of 3

Place Team (golfstat rank) Score
T1 Texas Tech (18) 290 (+2)
T1 Colorado State (47) 290 (+2)
3 TCU 291 (+3)
4 Boise State 293 (+5)
T5 KANSAS (39) 297 (+9)
T5 Colorado 297 (+9)
7 CSU-Fullerton 299 (+11)
T8 Wyoming 300 (+12)
T8 Denver 300 (+12)
10 UT Arlington 301 (+13)
T11 Little Rock 303 (+15)
T11 UC Riverside 303 (+15)
T13 Cal Poly 304 (+16)
T13 Santa Clara 304 (+16)
T15 Seattle 305 (+17)
16 San Diego 306 (+18)
17 San Francisco 308 (+20)
18 South Dakota State 310 (+22)
19 Southern Illinois. 313 (+25)
20 Southern Utah 315 (+27)
21 Western Carolina 325 (+37)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
T1 David Ravetto         TCU 68 (-4)
T1 Skyler Eubank BSU 68 (-4)
T3 Adam Blomme TTU 69 (-3)
T3 Parathakorn Suyasri CSU 69 (-3)
T5 Daniel O’Loughlin CU 71 (-1)
T5 Carl Underwood WY 71 (-1)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T7 Charlie Hillier 72 (E)
T11 Ben Sigel  73 (+1)
T47 Andy Spencer 76 (+4)
T47 Jeff Doty 76 (+4)
T64 Harry Hillier  77 (+5)
T78 Drew Shepherd (I) 78 (+6)

PALM DESERT, Calif. – No. 39 Kansas men’s golf (+9) sits just seven strokes back from No. 18 Texas Tech and No. 47 Colorado State (+2) for first place after day one of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate at the Classic Club golf course in Palm Desert, Calif. KU senior Charlie Hillier leads the team with an even-par 72 performance on the day which ties him for seventh place in the 120-golfer field.
Redshirt freshmen Jeff Doty, who is making his Kansas debut, finished the day with four birdies and combined to finish 4-over (76) on day one. Sophomore Ben Sigel stayed consistent throughout his round as he finished 1-under on the front nine, and 2-over on the back for a +1 (73).
Sophomore Harry Hillier started off the day strong with a 1-over performance on the front nine and finished 5-over (77) through round one. Junior Andy Spencer ended his day at 4-over par 76 and is tied with Doty.
Redshirt sophomore Drew Shepherd is KU individual and finished at 6-over (78) par for the round.
Kansas shot a 297 (+9) and is tied for fifth-place with Colorado in the 21-team field. KU and CU trail leaders Texas Tech (290) and Colorado State (290). TCU (291) is third and Boise State (293) fourth. Round two will begin at 9 a.m. (Central) Saturday morning. Find live scorecard updates here.
Head Coach Jamie Bermel
Q: What were the weather conditions, and do you think it influenced your guys?
A: “Weather was cold and windy today and we just didn’t handle the adversity real well. Wind really picked up on the bag nine and we struggled in.  Still the first round of the spring and I think we can build off today and be better the next two days.”
Q: What did you think of Charlies performance and what do you think he did well to achieve that?
A: “Charlie was solid today and played like a senior.  He managed his golf game really well today and battled the entire round. Ben Sigel posted a solid score as well.”
Q: What does the team have to do better in order to climb four spots to first?
A: “We need to manage our emotions better and battle better. Conditions were tough, but they were tough for everyone. We have one round under our belt and now we need to make some progress the next two days.”
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