Kansas moves into second place improving 10 strokes

Badger Invitational
University Ridge Golf Course
| Madison, Wis.
Par-72 | 7,294 yards
After 2 of 3 Rounds

Place Team Score
1 Illinois State 572 (-4)
2 KANSAS 574 (-2)
3 Iowa State 577 (+1)
4 Nevada 578 (+2)
5 Marquette 584 (+8)
6 UAB 587 (+11)
7 Northern Illinois 588 (+12)
8 Rutgers 591 (+15)
9 Notre Dame 594 (+18)
10 Wisconsin 597 (+21)
11 South Dakota State 608 (+32)
12 Xavier 615 (+39)
Individual Leaderboard (Top 5)
Place Name Team Score
1 Lachlan Barker ISU 137 (-7)
T2 Hunter Eichhorn MAR 138 (-6)
T2 Joey Vrzich NEV 138 (-6)
T4 Tony Jiang RUT 139 (-5)
T4 Dave Perkins ILL ST 139 (-5)
Kansas Leaderboard
Place Name Score
T7 Charlie Hillier 142 (-2)
T12 Harry Hillier 144 (E)
T12 Drew Shepherd 144 (E)
T20 Ben Sigel 146 (+2)
T25 Andy Spencer 147 (+3)
T25 Jake Scarrow (I) 147 (+3)

MADISON, Wis. – Following a 10-shot improvement from round one to round two, Kansas men’s golf sits in second place going into the final round of the Badger Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course. On Monday, the Jayhawks carded a second-round 282 (-6) and trail tourney leader Illinois State by two strokes.
On Monday, KU senior Charlie Hillier played even par golf on the front nine and would later eagle hole-16 to put him at 3-under on the day. His second-round efforts puts him at 2-under (142) and tied for seventh out of the 78 golfers competing. Iowa State’s Lachlan Barker leads the field, currently a 7-under (137).
Not to be outdone, Jayhawk sophomore Ben Sigel would also shoot 3-under for his second round. Sigel started the day hot, birdying the first two holes en route to his 3-under round. Sigel is tied for 20th with a two-round 146.
“Great bounce back by Ben and Charlie,” KU head coach Jamie Bermel said. “Both had a strong finish to the end of the day. Ben got off to a good start and played well the rest of the round.”
Jayhawk redshirt sophomore Drew Shepherd and sophomore Harry Hillier finished an even par on Monday, replicating their scores from day one. The duo are in a five-way tie for 12th at 144.
KU senior Andy Spencer got a handle for the course in round two as he improved three strokes, finishing even par on the day. Spencer has a two-round 3-over (147) and is tied for 25th along with Jake Scarrow, who is playing as an individual at this event.
“As a team, we were sharper today and played well from 1-5.” Bermel said. “We are going to need to have the same effort and focus again on Tuesday.”
Kansas (-2) and Illinois State (-4) are the only two teams under par in the 12-team field. Nevada is third at even par.
The final day of the Badger Invitational begins at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Follow the live scorecard at https://www.birdiefire.com/tournament/48918/.


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