Hometown Te Puke, New Zealand
High School Te Puke HS
Son of Lee Hillier and Sara Blake … Has a brother, Charlie, who golfed for the Jayhawks (2015-19) … Majoring in general studies.
2020-2021 | JUNIOR
- Played in all nine events for the Jayhawks
- Led the team in scoring average at 72.52
- Had his score count in all 25 rounds he posted on the season
- Led the team with 12 rounds under par; Also added three rounds at even par
- Finished T2 at the Colonial Collegiate Invite at -1
- Went 2-2 at Big 12 Match Play Championship
- Posted a Top 20 at the Maridoe Collegiate Invite with a T17 finish
- Finished T4 at Hawkeye Invitational at -7; Shot under par in all three rounds
- Placed T19 at Big 12 Championship, which included a third-round 69
- Notched a Top-10 finish at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional at T8; Finished the Regional at -6, shooting under par each round
- Never placed outside the Top 50 in any tournament
- Named to Haskins Award Watch List in late November
- Named 2nd-Team Big 12 All-Academic
2019-20 | JUNIOR
- Competed in five of seven team events
- Posted a career-best scoring average of 70.60
- Placed T5 at TPC Dorado Beach Collegiate with a pair of 68s to finish -4
- Went 4-1 at Big 12 Match Play Championship
- Finished T7 at the Bandon Dunes Championship with an opening-round 69 and a final-round 68
- Totaled three Top 25 finishes in four stroke play events
- Recorded his low round of 68 on five separate occassions
2018-19 | SOPHOMORE
- Competed in all 11 of the team’s events.
- Recorded the most rounds in the 60’s on the team at 11.
- Won The Jackrabbit where he shot a 67 in the first round and finished 11-under par.
- Shot 8-under par at the Desert Intercollegiate and finished tied for second on the leaderboard.
- Shot a 67 in the final round of the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate and finished 8-under par tied for second place.
- Finished in the Top-20 on five different occasions, three of which were in the top-five.
2018 | FRESHMAN (spring only)
- Competed in all nine of team’s spring events
- Made college golf debut at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (2/16-18)
- Tallied first career round in the 60’s with his third-round 3-under at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
- Had his first top-20 finish of career at Desert Mountain Intercollegiate, where his even-par 216 was tied for 11th place
- Finished 1-under at the 2018 NCAA Pacific Regional
TE PUKE HIGH SCHOOL
- Individual medalist at the 2016 North Island under-19 Championship
- Tied for second at the 2017 New Zealand Men’s Stroke Play Championship
- In 2016, won the 72-hole Junior Kaimai Classic by seven strokes at 13-under
- Placed sixth at the 2017 Grant Clements Memorial Tournament
- Coached by Neil Howard