Alex Goff Cards Under-Par Round During Day Two
ST. SIMON’S ISLAND, Ga. – Alex Goff carded a 1-under 69 during the second round of the Southeastern Conference Championship, but the Kentucky men’s golf team fell to 12th overall and will need to move into the top eight on Friday to advance to match play.
Goff’s round highlighted the day for the Cats. As a team, UK shot 10-over par and sits 14 shots back of a top-eight finish. Vanderbilt continues to lead the field at 13-under. Florida is second at 9-under and LSU rounds out the top three with a 7-under scorecard.
The 14-team field is in the midst of a three-day, 54-hole stroke event to open the tournament. Match play begins on Saturday with the top eight finishes from stroke play. Two finalists will be determined for a head-to-head match-play showdown for the conference’s champion on Sunday.
UK will tee off from the 10th at 9:20 a.m. ET. The Wildcats will play alongside Arkansas and South Carolina.
Goff is tied for 23rd overall and is even-par through two rounds following his second round 1-under. The Kings Mountain, North Carolina native birdied two of his first three holes to get to 2-under par. He yielded a bogey at the eighth and 13th but rallied for a birdie at the par-four 16th to get back to under par and finish the day with a 69.
Garrett Wood finished the day at 2-over par for the second consecutive day. He is tied for 48th overall. Campbell Kremer shot 3-over and is tied for 35th after playing 1-under during the opening round. Hugo Archer concluded the day in 68th after a second consecutive round of 76. Jacob Cook is tied for 64th and had a round of 77 on day two.
This marks the 21st year for the SEC Championship to be contested on the Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course. The SEC has conducted its annual championship on St. Simons Island since 2001. Since 1927, the Sea Island Golf Club has enjoyed a legacy as one of America’s premier golf clubs.
Rated No. 1 in the U.S. among the “World’s 50 Best Golf Hotels” by Golf Digest Index, Sea Island Golf Club offers three exceptional 18-hole championship courses. The Seaside Course, home to the PGA TOUR’s McGladrey Classic, is a links course graced by majestic ocean vistas in the tradition of St. Andrews.
Originally designed in 1929 by famed architects Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison, the Seaside Course was updated in 1999 by Tom Fazio – earning it a prominent place on Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Courses in the United States.”
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T12 – Kentucky (285, 290 – 575, +15)
T23 – Alex Goff (71, 69 – 140, E)
T35 – Campbell Kremer (69, 73 – 143, +2)
T48 – Garrett Wood (72, 72 – 144, +4)
T64 – Jacob Cook (73, 77- 150, +10)
68 – Hugo Archer (76, 76 – 150, +12)