Maui wind blows KU, Spencer into contention

Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic
Ka’anapali Golf Course | Lahaina, Hawaii
Par-71 | 6,700 yards
Daniel Sutton played the course
at par or below Saturday.
Results After 2 Rounds
Place Team Score
1 #12 LSU 543 (-25)
2 #15 California 546 (-22)
3 #40 South Carolina 547 (-21)
4 #48 Kansas 552 (-16)
5 Houston 558 (-10)
6 Georgia 561 (-7)
7 #34 Wyoming 568 (E)
8 #18 Kent State 569 (+1)
9 Boise State 570 (+2)
T10 Pepperdine 572 (+4)
T10 Connecticut 572 (+4)
12 Indiana 574 (+6)
13 West Virginia 577 (+9)
14 Loyola Marymount 578 (+10)
15 Bowling Green State 583 (+15)
16 Gonzaga 587 (+19)
17 Sacramento State 590 (+22)
T18 Ball State 593 (+25)
T18 Hawaii/td> 593 (+25)
20 Air Force 598 (+30)
21 Hawaii (B) 606 (+38)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Colin Morikawa CAL 132 (-10)
T2 Andy Spencer KU 133 (-9)
T2 Scott Stevens USC 133 (-9)
T4 K.K. Limbhasut CAL 135 (-7)
T4 Philip Barbaree LSU 135 (-7)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T2 Andy Spencer 133 (-9)
T21 Charlie Hillier 139 (-3)
T23 Daniel Hudson 140 (-2)
T34 Daniel Sutton 142 (E)
T45 Ben Sigel (I) 144 (+2)
T86 Jake Scarrow 150 (+8)

LAHAINA, Hawaii – Trade winds swept through the Royal Ka’anapali Course Saturday during the second round of the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic and no team or individual benefited more than the Kansas Jayhawks and sophomore Andy Spencer.
Starting the round in 11th place, the Jayhawks jumped a 21-team field best seven spots and enter the final day in fourth place at 16-under par. KU tied event leader and No. 12 LSU for the best team round at 9-under.  The Jayhawks trail the Tigers by nine strokes with No. 15 California (-22) in second and No. 40 South Carolina (-21) in third.
“The wind fans were blowing today,” head coach Jamie Bermel said. “We practiced in the wind all last week or so and I didn’t really think it affected us that much.”
Spencer moved into a tie for second place in the field of 115, after firing the best round of the day among all participants. Spencer finished with a 6-under 65, putting him in a tie for 10th place for the best all-time round in Kansas history.  Spencer totaled eight birdies for the round, to give him an event-best 13 over two rounds, but a double bogey on the par-3 No. 17 was the only thing that slowed him all day.  
“Andy shot a real good round and helped the team score out immensely,” Bermel said. 
Senior Daniel Sutton turned the tables Saturday after shooting 3-over par in the opening round. Sutton rebounded with a 3-under 68 for the second-best Jayhawk score on the day. Sutton was flawless Saturday and enters the final 18 holes at even par and tied for 34th.  
“Dan Sutton played like a veteran (Saturday) with15 pars and three birdies,” Bermel said. “He really had command of his golf ball. It was nice to see some putts go in for him.”
Senior Daniel Hudson and junior Charlie Hillier provided the missing ingredient from Friday’s round.  Both veterans matched the course and finished the day at par, giving the Bermel and the Jayhawks a solid fourth score.
“Charlie and Dan Hudson played solid as well,” Bermel said.  “Overall, we had very good team score. Now, we need to play well again Sunday and see if we can move up the leaderboard.”
Both Hillier and Hudson are in contention for top-20 performances. Hillier is 3-under for the event and tied for 21st, while Hudson is tied for 23rd at 2-under. Hudson’s score was aided by his second eagle of the season scoring a three on the par 5 No. 6.
Junior Jake Scarrow also posted his second eagle of the season. He only needed two strokes on the par 4 No. 13, but two bogeys, two double bogeys and a pair of triple bogeys soured the day. Scarrow ended the round 7-over and is tied for 86th.  Freshman Ben Sigel, playing as an individual, bounced back with a 1-under during the second round thanks to five birdies.  He is tied for 45th at 2-over.
The event concludes Sunday with another shotgun start. Play will begin at 1:30 p.m. CT, and live stats are available at The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.