Two rounds down at Quail Valley
VERO BEACH, Fla. – Both sitting under par going into the final day, juniors Daniel Hudson and Daniel Sutton lead Kansas as the team stands tied for eighth place at the end of the first two rounds at the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational Monday.
“Not a very good day today,” head coach Jamie Bermel said. “We simply made way too many mental errors. First round we played holes 16, 17, 18 and eight over par and second round we played hole eight and five over par. We just can’t do that on this golf course.”
Posting a pair of 71’s, Hudson leads the Jayhawks at two-under-par for the event and is now tied for 12th place in the 75-golfer field. Hudson managed to rack up six birdies and an eagle in his first two rounds. The Illinois native has put himself in a position to break the top-20 for the second time this season.
As the only other Jayhawk to finish the day under par, Sutton is tied for 17th at one-under-par for the tournament. Sutton got off to a quick start, collecting two birdies in the first four holes. His momentum continued as Sutton collected three birdies on the back nine before posting three consecutive bogeys on the last three holes to end with a first round 71. Sutton managed to respond with consistency, playing his second round at even par.
Tied for 43rd place, senior Chase Hanna and sophomore Jake Scarrow both finished the day at two-over-par.
Hanna played consistent through his first round as he made the turn at even par and after a combination of a few birdies and bogeys finished at one-under-par. Despite collecting three birdies, a triple-bogey on the par-three eighth and combination of bogeys caused Hanna to post a three-over-par in the second round.
After a quick start with back to back birdies on the third and fourth holes, Scarrow ran into struggles, posting back to back double bogeys. Scarrow bounced back and managed to finish the first round with an even-par, 72. A 74 in the second round puts also Scarrow at two-over-par and tied for 43rd with Hanna.
Despite five birdies in his first round, sophomore Charlie Hillier continued to run into struggles posting two double-bogeys and a triple-bogey, finishing the round with a five-over-par 77. Hillier managed to bounce back, playing the second round one-over-par and finishing six-over-par going into the final day. Hillier is tied for 60th.
The Jayhawks sit tied for eighth place at one-under-par for the event. Kansas is 14 strokes behind the leader, Michigan State, and are seven strokes behind No. 22 Liberty.
“We need to get all five guys playing well on Tuesday and see if we can move up the leaderboard,” Bermel said.
The final round will take place on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 7:45am CST.
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