Darkness Halts Second Round of UVA Tournament; Cats Charging
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – With the Kentucky men’s golf team poised to take a tournament-best second-round score into the clubhouse, darkness halted the second 18 of the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial with just three holes to play for much of the field on Monday. Kentucky concluded the opening round in a tie for sixth behind an even-par score. Before play was suspended, the Wildcats were sitting at 7-under par in the second round.
The teams will finish the second round beginning on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. The third round will then start immediately afterward with a shotgun start using the same pairings as the opening two rounds. The Wildcats will play alongside Saint Mary’s and Texas State.
Kentucky was paced by 1-under-par 70s from both Alex Goff and Jacob Cook in the opening round. The duo was tied for 14th on the individual leaderboard. UK sat in a tie for sixth with East Carolina with an even-par 284. Charlotte concluded the opening 18 in first place with a 7-under score as 13 shots separated the leaders from the 14th-placed team.
The field remains tightly bunched with just a few holes remaining in the second round which will be completed tomorrow morning.
Goff benefited from three birdies on the course’s opening nine holes by picking up a shot at the par-five second, the par-three seventh and the par-four eighth to highlight his opening round 70. Cook began the day with a birdie at the 12th where he began his round during the shotgun start. He shook off a tough stretch where he moved to 2-over par by combating it with birdies at the second and third and another at the eighth to get to under par for the 10th time this season.
Garrett Wood and Campbell Kremer tied for 39th through the opening 18 as they both shot 1-over par. Wood and Kremer both played even par on the course’s back nine.
Hugo Archer fired a round of 74 and concluded the opening round in a tie for 57th. Individuals, Jay Kirchdorfer and Cooper Parks, generated rounds of 71 and 75, respectively. Kirchdorfer finished round one in a tie for 26th, while Parks was tied for 64th.
When play resumes on Tuesday, Wood has a 4-under par score to pace the Cats. Cook is at 2-under par, Kremer is 1-under, and Goff is even par.
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T6 – Kentucky (284, E)
T14 – Jacob Cook (70, -1)
T14 – Alex Goff (70, -1)
T39 – Garrett Wood (72, +1)
T39 – Campbell Kremer (72, +1)
T57 – Hugo Archer (74, +3)
T26 – Jay Kirchdorfer (71, E)
T64 – Cooper Parks (75, +4)