Wildcats Fail to Make Cut at SEC Championships
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Kentucky finished its third round at Greystone Golf and Country Club missing the cut to continue on to match play at the SEC Championships on Friday.
Playing on the Legacy Course (par 72, 6,331 yards), the Wildcats finished the day T11 with Mississippi State shooting 13-over-par on the day. Over 54 holes, UK shot 895 (+31).
“This one will hurt for a while,” said Head Coach Golda Borst. “All we can do is learn from it, move forward, and prepare for NCAA Regionals.”
The No.22-ranked Wildcats will have the opportunity to qualify for NCAA Regionals which will begin next month.
On the individual front, sophomore Laney Frye had the best performance for Kentucky at the conclusion of the third round. She was just shy of the top 20 tying for 26th after playing a round of even par. Overall, Frye shot 222 (+6) on the week tallying eight birdies and one eagle.
Teammates Rikke Svejgård Nielsen and María Villanueva Aperribay were amongst a nine-way tie for 36th. Svejgård Nielsen remained steady in her final round of play shooting the same as her first day, 74 (+2). She remained even-par for most of her round after shooting three bogeys. Villanueva Aperribay played an impressive three rounds with her best performance on day two shooting 71 (-1). Overall, the pair shot 225 (+94) over 54 holes.
Jensen Castle was able to continue her climb on the leaderboard following a rough start on day one. She moved from 69th to 54th at the conclusion of the third round. She shot 76 (+4) on Friday for an overall 230 (+14).
Rounding out the individual leaderboard for Kentucky, Marissa Wenzler finished the day T57 after a round of 80 (+8). Her best round was on day one when she tallied a 75 (+3).
“This group is very capable and we’re going to get back to work,” stated Borst.
The Wildcats will head back to Lexington to prepare for the remainder of the postseason.
ABOUT THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS
The SEC Championships will continue through Sunday following Friday’s eight-team cut. The remaining teams will battle through two rounds of match play to determine the 2022 conference champion.
Live stats of the tournament are available courtesy of GolfStat, which fans can access here. The final round on Sunday will be broadcasted on SEC Network at 8:30 a.m.
This year’s tournament marks the ninth consecutive year for the SEC Championship to be contested in at the Greystone Golf and Country Club. The SEC has conducted its annual championship at Greystone since 2013 (Founder’s Course 2013-14, 2015-21).
BIRDIES FOR TORNADO RELIEF FUNDRAISER
Collectively, UK Women’s Golf has tallied 209 birdies since announcing the start of a new fundraiser to aid fellow Kentuckians in the Western region of the state who were devastated by an EF4 tornado in early December of last year. This tally includes the birdies shot throughout the SEC Championships.
In partnership with the Kentucky Red Cross, the program is asking for monetary donations or pledges. For each birdie made, beginning with the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and throughout the rest of the 2022 spring season, money will be given to those impacted by the catastrophic disaster.
Those wishing to donate can do so by clicking here.