KU Sits Tied for Eighth After Day One of Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate


Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate
Bulls Bay Golf Club | Awendaw, South Caroline
Par-72 | 7,363 yards
Senior Connor Peck will look to bounce back on Monday climb into the top-20.
Day One Results
Place Team Score
1 Charleston Southern    273 (-15)
2 South Carolina 277 (-11)
T3 Wake Forest 284 (-4)
T3 Missouri 284 (-4)
T5 Duke 289 (+1)
T5 North Carolina State 289 (+1)
7 College of Charleston 290 (+2)
T8 KANSAS     291 (+3)
T8 Auburn 291 (+3)
10 Wofford College  292 (+4)
11 University of Akron 296 (+8)
12 Troy 297 (+9)
13 Maryland 299 (+11)
14 Kentucky  300 (+12)
15 Wisconsin 305 (+17)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Taylor Zoller CS  64 (-8)
T2 Keenan Huskey SC 65 (-7)
T2 Matt Gilchrest AUB 65 (-7)
4 R.J. Keur CS 68 (-4)
T5 Two Players 69 (-3)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T7 Charlie Hillier 70 (-2)
T23 Ben Welle 72 (E)
T30  Connor Peck 73 (+1)
T52 Chase Hanna 76 (+4)
T52 Daniel Hudson 76 (+4)

Round One Results

AWENDAW, S.C. – Entering Monday’s second round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, the Kansas men’s golf team will look to climb the leaderboard after finishing Sunday’s opening day of the event tied for eighth place, shooting a 291 (+3). The Jayhawks sit just two strokes away from the top-five, as Charleston Southern leads all teams with a score of 273 (-15).
“We played pretty average today and unfortunately had two guys shoot four-over, so we had to count one of them,” head coach Jamie Bermel said. “It’s a solid golf course and we need to be patient out here, but I think we can do better the next two days.”
Leading the way for the Jayhawks was freshman Charlie Hillier, who is currently tied for seventh on the individual leaderboard. The 70 (-2) he recorded in the first round makes this the ninth time this season that he has carded a score of even par or better in an opening round. He stands six strokes behind overall individual leader Taylor Zoller of Charleston Southern.
Behind Hillier on the Kansas leaderboard is senior Ben Welle. After starting the day on the back-nine and shooting a 3-over, Welle managed to fire off a bogeyless front-nine and shoot a 3-under on those first nine holes. His 72 (E) in the opening round was good enough for him to crack the top-25, as he finds himself tied for 22nd.
Sitting tied for 31st is Welle’s fellow senior Connor Peck, who carded a 73 (+3) and will look to move up on the leaderboard to claim his eighth top-20 finish of his senior campaign.
Rounding off the group Jayhawks representing Kansas at this event is junior Chase Hanna and sophomore Daniel Hudson, who both shot an opening round score of 76 (+4) and are tied for 52nd. Hudson is near the top of the tournament’s leaders in pars recorded, as the 14 he scored on Sunday ranks tied for fifth amongst the 75-player field.
The second round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate will take place on Monday at Bulls Bay Golf Club. For live stats and up-to-date standing, follow the event on golfstat.com.
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