Men's Golf

Alex Goff Ties for 18th on Individual Leaderboard at SECs

by Deb Moore

ST. SIMON’S ISLAND, Ga. – Alex Goff captured a top-20 individual finish at the Southeastern Conference Championship to lead the Kentucky men’s golf team. Goff tied for 18th overall and shot even-par over the course of the three rounds. Kentucky concluded stroke play in 13th overall.

Vanderbilt paced the field with a 16-under scorecard. Texas A&M finished in second at 13-under and Florida rounded out the top three with a 12-under scorecard. Kentucky will not move on to the quarterfinals portion of match play which begins on Saturday after finishing in 13th with a 28-over score.

Kentucky will now await its fate to see if it has earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Regionals. The GOLF Channel will unveil the field on May 4 at 4 p.m. ET.

Goff produced rounds of 71-69-70 and closed the week with back-to-back par-or-better rounds for a top-20 individual finish. The Kings Mountain, North Carolina native fought off a pair of early bogeys with birdies at the fifth and seventh after opening the round on the back nine. Goff now has 14 par-or-better rounds on the season and has generated five in his last six rounds played. It marked the 12th top-20 finish of his career.

Campbell Kremer finished his first career appearance at the SEC Championship in a tie for 42nd and was 5-over par for the tournament. He fired a 3-over 73 during Friday’s final round.

Garrett Wood tied for 54th at 10-over for the three rounds following a 76 during the third round. Jacob Cook placed 65th. He shot 74 on Friday and closed the week at 14-over par.

Jay Kirchdorfer made his first appearance of the week, subbing in the No. 5 spot for Hugo Archer. Kirchdorfer carded a 79.

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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AGATE
13 – Kentucky (285, 290, 293 – 868, +28)
T18 – Alex Goff (71, 69, 70 – 210, E)
T42 – Campbell Kremer (69, 73, 73 – 215, +5)
T54 – Garrett Wood (72, 72, 76 – 220, +10)
65 – Jacob Cook (73, 77, 74- 224, +14)
S – Hugo Archer (76, 76)
S – Jay Kirchdorfer (79)

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