Kansas heads to Arizona to compete in The Desert Mountain Intercollegiate
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s golf is coming off a solid third place finish at the Desert Intercollegiate in their first tournament of the spring season and is hoping for a top finish at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Ariz. this weekend.
Head Coach Jamie Bermel has seen much success at the University of Michigan’s Desert Mountain Intercollegiate, coming off a first-place finish in the 2017-18 season. Junior Andy Spencer saw the most success at last season’s tournament, as he finished tied for fourth place overall after finishing three-under (213).
Senior Charlie Hillier and KU Alumni Daniel Hudson followed closely behind tied for eighth, both finishing 2-under par (214).
Sophomore Harry Hillier looks to follow up his strong second place finish at the Desert Intercollegiate. Harry leads the team with five top-20 finishes.
Sophomore Ben Sigel and redshirt freshman Jeff Doty will compete on the Par 72, 7,107-yard Outlaw Course for the first time in their collegiate careers. The field will consist of 12 teams and a total of 69 golfers. With the tournament only being two days, the teams will play 36 holes on Saturday and finish up their third and final round on Sunday.
Kansas looks to tee off in a shotgun start at 9 a.m. (central) on Saturday morning and the final round will tee-off at 9:30 a.m. (central) on Sunday. Live scorecard updates can be located here.
Kansas Starting Five
- Harry Hillier
- Andy Spencer
- Charlie Hillier
- Jeff Doty
- Ben Sigel
Individual: Drew Shepherd
Head Coach Jamie Bermel
Q: What do you think of the course and how have you prepared the guys for it apart from other courses the boys have played on?
A: We are familiar with the course as we have played that many times. The key is to take advantage of the experience and eliminate mental errors.
Q: With stiff competition this weekend, what is something you guys need to do well in order to bring home the tournament win?
A: The key to this weekend is to get off to a good start the first day. Long day as we play 36 holes. We need to be patient. There are six hard holes where is a good score. If we can manage those holes we should be fine.
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