October 3, 2018 —
Heading into the final day, they were trailing by three strokes.
The Kansas Jayhawk men’s golf team came into Tuesday’s final round of The Jackrabbit, after posting two scores of 282 in both Sunday and Monday’s rounds of play, with a team score of 12-under par. They trailed the Central Florida Black Knights who led at 15-under par.
The Jayhawks absolutely blitzed Tuesday’s hole locations and again posted the lowest score of the day, shooting 7-under par 281, posting a 3-day total of 845, winning the team event.
Freshman Harry Hillier led the team with rounds of 67-70-68 to take the individual title at 11-under.
The 4th Annual Jackrabbit was played on our Dunes Course designed by Tom Lehman.
Thirteen teams and 73 individuals competed through the rain, wind, and sun for three days of grueling golf. The course played soft with recent rains, but course set up had it playing long. Tournament directors sought a fair test for these collegiate golfers, who in previous years have seen the course play to various difficulties.
The complete field included Central Florida, Missouri, Kansas, Idaho, Wichita State, South Dakota State, Omaha, Missouri State, North Dakota, UMKC, Indian Hills, SIU-Edwardsville, and Hutchinson.
Kansas’ win was their first team win of the fall.
Head coach Jamie Bermel had the following to say about his team’s win:
“This was a great team win and we won without our most experienced player – Charlie Hillier – who is playing in the Asian Amateur this week and couldn’t make the trip.
With that said, the guys stepped up and played their hearts out this week. It was a total team win. They didn’t flinch today, and we had one goal in mind – bring home the trophy.”
JAYHAWKS WIN!!! Harry Hillier takes medalist honors with a three-round 205 (-11). Ben Sigel finishes third at -4 and Drew Shepherd ties for fourth at -3. KU finishes -19, 11 strokes ahead of runner-up UCF (-8). #KUGolf #RockChalk pic.twitter.com/LTzfVE3ncB
— Kansas Men's Golf (@KUMensGolf) October 2, 2018