Kansas Finishes Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in Eighth-Place

Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate
Bulls Bay Golf Club | Awendaw, South Caroline
Par-72 | 7,363 yards
Senior Connor Peck finished tied for sixth, which is his fourth top-10 placing of the season.
Final Results
Place Team Score
1 South Carolina 841 (-23)
2 College of Charleston 856 (-8)
3 Auburn 861 (-3)
4 Wake Forest 864 (E)
5 Charleston Southern 866 (+2)
6 Missouri 868 (+4)
7 Duke 870 (+6)
8 KANSAS 871 (+7)
9 North Carolina State 872 (+8)
10 Troy 881 (+17)
11 Kentucky 883 (+19)
12 Wofford College 885 (+21)
13 Maryland 887 (+23)
14 University of Akron 890 (+26)
15 Wisconsin 901 (+37)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Keen Huskey SC 205 (-11)
2 William Rainey CC 211 (-5)
T3 Charlie Hillier KU 213 (-3)
T3 David Cooke NCS 213 (-3)
T3 David Cooke CS 213 (-3)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T3 Charlie Hillier 213 (-3)
T6 Connor Peck 214 (-2)
T36 Ben Welle 220 (+4)
T51 Chase Hanna 224 (+8)
T71 Daniel Hudson 233 (+17)

Final Stats

AWENDAW, S.C. – After recording its lowest round of the event on Tuesday, the Kansas men’s golf team finished in eighth at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate with a three-round score of 871 (+7). The Jayhawks walked off the course at Bulls Bay Golf Club sitting five strokes behind fifth-place, making this just the second time this season that KU has completed an event outside of the top-five.
Coming out on top of the event was South Carolina, who won the tournament by 15 strokes with a score of 841 (-23) over College of Charleston (-8). The 15-team field consisted of eight ranked programs, where the No. 45 Jayhawks finished ahead of two teams ranked ahead of them.
“We played average this week in a pretty good field,” Kansas head coach Jamie Bermel said. “Charlie Hillier and Connor Peck played well and managed to finish in the top-10. If we could have earned a better fourth score the first two days, I think we could have finished in the top-four or five.”
Leading the way for the Jayhawks was Hillier, who scored a 72 (E) on Tuesday, bringing his three-day total to 213 (-3). By finishing in a third-place tie, Hillier completed the tournament just two spots behind individual winner Keenan Huskey of South Carolina, who won the individual title with a score of 205 (-11).
Joining Hillier in the top-10 was Peck, who has now ended below par in back-to-back events. His overall score of 214 (-2) helped solidify his sixth-place tie, which is his fourth top-10 placing of the season. Peck kept company with the tournament’s best, as the 15 birdies he recorded was the second most amongst the 75-golfer field.
Following Peck on the Kansas leaderboard was his senior Ben Welle. His bogeyless front-nine, which included three birdies on Tuesday, helped pace him toward a tie for 36th and a total score of 220 (+4). The 72 (E) that Welle carded in the opening round, also extended his team-leading 16th round of even or under par.
By firing off an eagle on the sixth hole in Tuesday’s final round, junior Chase Hanna became just one of 20 players to accomplish the feat. The even-par (72) he carded on the day gave him a three-day total of 224 (+8), where he placed tied for 51st.
Concluding the list of players who competed on Kansas’ behalf at this event was sophomore Daniel Hudson. By scratching off four birdies throughout the course of the tournament, Hudson was able to finish with total score of 233 (+17) and complete the event tied for 71st.
Up next for Kansas, the Jayhawks will begin to prepare the team’s final event of the 2015-16 campaign, before the Big 12 Championship. KU will travel to Iowa City, Iowa and compete in the Great River Entertainment Invitational April 16-17.
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