The Jayhawks Look to Stay Hot in Awendaw, South Carolina
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s golf is coming off a second-place finish at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate and Head Coach Jamie Bermel’s squad looks to continue their solid play as they travel to Awendaw, S.C. to take part in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.
Kansas did not compete in last season’s tournament, which leaves only senior Charlie Hillier and junior Andy Spencer with experience at Bulls Bay Golf Club. Spencer finished even-par and Hillier finished at 3-over par after the 2017 Hootie Bulls competition.
Sophomore Harry Hillier finished as the Jayhawks top player at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate at 8-under par and second place overall in the field. Harry now leads the team with three top finishes among the group and looks to keep his percentage of rounds completed above 90 percent (93.5 percent). Red-shirt freshman Jeff Doty looks to compete in his third collegiate competition, as he finished tied for 17th two weekends ago.
Sophomore Ben Sigel will compete on the 6,104 yard par-72 Bulls Bay course for the first time in his collegiate career and will compete as the fifth golfer for Kansas. The tournament will commence on Sunday rather than Friday and will conclude on Tuesday afternoon. Follow live scorecard updates on the Kansas Men’s Golf Twitter account and on GolfStat.com.
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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