Kansas men’s golf concluded its fall season at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic in Lahaina, Hawaii, over the weekend.
Kansas entered the final round 4-under-par and tied for ninth place. It finished the day with a nine-stroke improvement to end the tournament 13-under-par as a team and finished 10th out of 20 teams.
Sophomore Harry Hillier shot a final round of 69, good enough for 2-under on the day, and finished at 6-under for the tournament and tied for 18th place. The top-20 finish was the fourth in Hillier’s young career.
Senior Jake Scarrow competed as an individual for the Jayhawks and also finished tied for 18th with a 6-under total after three days of competition.
The most success in the final round came from sophomore Ben Sigel and junior Andy Spencer, with both golfers shooting 4-under in the final round. Sigel finished in 33rd place at 3-under and Spencer finished tied for 26th with a 4-under-par.
Senior Charlie Hillier had one of his rougher outings on the season, shooting even par on the final day to finish at 2-over for the event. Redshirt sophomore Drew Shepard also struggled down in Hawaii but did finish strong. Shepard shot even par on the final day and would finish at 7-over par which was tied for 86th place.
Kansas coach Jamie Bermel liked how his team finished at the Ka’anapali classic.
"We played solid again today,” Bermel said, according to a Kansas Athletics press release. “We were very disappointed in our first-round performance, but really happy with the comeback the last two rounds. We were more focused and played with a lot of determination."
Kansas women's golf finished sixth at the Trinity Forest Invitational on Tuesday to end the fall season.
The Jayhawks were able to collect four top-5 finishes out of five events on the fall schedule, including a first-place finish at the Jackrabbit at the beginning of October.
Bermel was very pleased with how his team performed during the fall season and thought they had a lot of success.
"We had a solid fall, one win in a stroke play event and beat the No. 1-ranked team and defending national champion Oklahoma State in the Big 12 match event," Bermel said in the release. “We had a lot of positives but a lot of things we can improve on and get ready to do better in the spring."
The Jayhawks will take a break for the remainder of the year, with the spring season for Kansas starting up in 2019 at the Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, California, on Feb. 22.