Kansas heads into Sunday contending at Big 12 Match Play Tournament
HOCKLEY, Texas – No. 4 seed Kansas men’s golf heads into the third and final day at the Big 12 Match Play Tournament with seven total team points, which is tied for first in Pool A with No. 1 Oklahoma State. The two Pool A leaders will square off Sunday morning to see who plays for the tourney title.
Coming off a two-win day on Friday, the Jayhawks teed up at the Houston Oaks course against West Virginia, finishing the match all square (3-3-0). The individual matches were back and forth throughout the round. KU senior Charlie Hillier and junior Andy Spencer each won their third match in the tournament. Senior Jake Scarrow also won his Saturday match, giving the Jayhawks their three individual victories.
Freshman Shaun Campbell made his collegiate match play debut and closely contested West Virginia’s Kurtis Grant. Sophomores Ben Sigel and Harry Hillier both fell to their opponent’s in two close matches on the afternoon.
The Jayhawks are set to compete against the Cowboys Sunday morning. The round will determine who moves on to the Championship match against the winning team of Pool B.
The Championship round will follow directly after.
Head Coach Jamie Bermel
“We weren’t as sharp today as we were yesterday, but hung on and tied the match. Couple guys missed some putts late in the round, probably the same length putts we made yesterday.”
“Andy and Charlie haven’t lost a match and I thought Jake was clutch late in his round again today.”
“We have a big match on Sunday morning. Oklahoma State is the number one ranked team in the country, defending national champions, and obviously, a program with a lot of tradition. The good news is we have 18 holes and I know the guys will be excited to play.”
“We will set the lineup in the morning but we’re going with our most experienced lineup. That’s why a lot of these guys came to Kansas. They want to play against the best and now we have our shot. This should be a lot of fun.”
- Charlie Hiller and Andy Spencer have each posted 3-0 records in the tournament.
- Five Jayhawks have recorded match victories, led by Charlie Hillier and Spencer with three wins each. Harry Hillier, Ben Sigel and Jake Scarrow have each won once.
- Each team has one more match, which will determine the final pairings Sunday afternoon. The top two teams from each pool will play for the tournament title, while the second-place teams from each pool will play for third and fourth and so forth.
The No. 4 seed Jayhawks will face No. 1 seed Oklahoma State Sunday morning at 8 a.m. Following KU will play its final match Sunday afternoon versus a team from Pool B. Follow live scoring at https://kuathne.ws/2EfIogR
Big 12 Match Play Tournament Standings (as of Oct. 13)
Pool A – 1. KANSAS (7); 1. Oklahoma State (7); 3. TCU (4); 4. Texas Tech (3); 5. West Virginia (1)
Pool B – 1. Baylor (9); 2. Texas (6); 3. Kansas State (4); 4. Oklahoma (4); 5. Iowa State (0)
Note: Points awarded are 3 for outright match win, 1 for match tie.
Pool A Results
Friday, Oct. 12
KANSAS d. TCU (3-2-1)
Oklahoma State d. Texas Tech (4-0-2)
KANSAS d. Texas Tech (3-2-1)
Oklahoma State d. West Virginia (4-1-1)
Saturday, Oct. 13
Oklahoma State A/S TCU (3-3-0)
Texas Tech d. West Virginia (4-1-1)
Kansas A/S West Virginia (3-3-0)
TCU d. Texas Tech (4-2-0)
Pool B Results
Friday, Oct. 12
Oklahoma d. Iowa State (4-1-1)
Baylor d. Texas (3-1-2)
Oklahoma AS Kansas State (3-3-0)
Texas d. Iowa State (3-2-1)
Saturday, Oct. 13
Baylor d. Oklahoma (4-1-1)
Kansas State d. Iowa State (3-2-1)
Texas d. Kansas State (3-2-1)
Baylor d. Iowa State (4-2-0)
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