LEXINGTON, Ky. – The College of Kentucky males’s golf workforce opens its 2022-23 marketing campaign on the Island Resort Intercollegiate at Sage Run Golf Membership beginning Sunday. The 54-hole occasion will likely be performed over two days beginning Sunday in Bark River, Mich.
The Wildcats will make the most of a beginning lineup of Garrett Wooden, Campbell Kremer, Alex Goff, Dhaivat Pandya and Andrew Clark. Kevin Watts, Oakley Gee, Jackson LaLonde, Cooper Parks and Tanner Parks will compete as people.
“The Island Collegiate is an ideal solution to begin the 2022-23 season,” UK head coach Brian Craig mentioned. “Sage Run is an enormous boy check of golf that can problem each side of your sport. We additionally get the prospect to spend a while with considered one of our greatest supporters and pals of this system on the best way up. And to prime all of it off, we get to play your complete workforce, which supplies invaluable aggressive expertise for our guys. It’s a good way to kick off the brand new season and see how nice this workforce can grow to be.”
This match will mark the primary of 4 fall tournaments for the Wildcats. Kentucky additionally will take part within the Bearcat Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio Sept. 19-20, the SEC Match Play Championship Sept. 25-27 in Birmingham, Ala. and the Hamptons Intercollegiate Oct. 3-4 in East Hampton, N.Y.
Event Historical past: Goff, LaLonde, Kremer, Wooden, Cooper Parks and Tanner Parks every competed within the occasion in 2021. Goff tied for 14th to assist the Cats to a fourth-place end. Michigan State gained the 2021 occasion with Troy Taylor II taking residence particular person champion honors.
The Course: Sage Run options a big drumlin, which is a protracted, sloping ridge. It runs all through the course in several instructions, difficult gamers to work together and transfer alongside the course with it. Every gap has a singular character and really feel. The course takes golfers by means of pine scrub, open and partially wooded areas. It performs at a par-72 at 7,375 yards.
The Discipline: The sector will play a 54-hole occasion over two days with a 36-hole day Sunday adopted by the ultimate spherical Monday. The 12 collaborating groups are the Wildcats, host South Dakota State, Michigan, North Dakota State, Southern Illinois, Bowling Inexperienced, Wisconsin-Inexperienced Bay, Toledo, Illinois State, Valpo, Miami (Ohio) and Northern Michigan.
Cats Return Seven: The Wildcats return seven gamers from the 2021-22 roster. Mixed, the returners earned 4 top-10 finishes, 11 top-20 finishes and three of UK’s 5 starters from its Southeastern Championship and NCAA Regional squad will return.
Wooden, Goff, Kremer Spotlight Returners: Wooden, UK’s chief in stroke common, highlights the returning core. He charted a 71.55 common and amassed 5 top-20 finishes. Goff posted a 71.97 common with 4 top-20 finishes, whereas Kremer had a pair of top-20 finishes and totaled a 72.89 stroke common.
Profession Par-or-Higher Rounds:
Garrett Wooden – 39
Alex Goff – 34
Dhaivat Pandya – 20
Campbell Kremer – 14
Cooper Parks – 8
Jackson LaLonde – 2
Cooper Parks – 8
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