BARK RIVER, Mich. – The Kentucky men’s golf team closed the Island Resort Intercollegiate on a high note, finishing fourth in the 13-team field after a 1-under-par 287 final round Monday at Sage Run Golf Club.
Toledo and Illinois State tied for first at 8-under followed by third-place Michigan at 4-under and the Wildcats at even-par.
“We counted two 78’s in the first round and dug ourselves too deep of a hole,” UK head coach Brian Craig said. “I am proud of the battling in the last two rounds and particularly of the leadership Garrett Wood showed. We have a couple weeks before we head to our next event at Coldstream in Cincinnati. We have much work to do and will be better next time out.”
Wood, a graduate student from Mason, Ohio, tied for seventh in the 81-competitor field at 4-under. Graduate transfer Dhaivat Pandya and senior Alex Goff tied for 16th at 1-over. Junior Campbell Kremer tied for 31st at 5-over and freshman Kevin Watts, playing as an individual, tied for 28th at 4-over.
Goff put together his 36th career round of par or better, tallying seven birdies on his way to a 2-under 70. Kremer carded four birdies and an eagle on the par-4 eighth for an even-par 72 while Pandya also notched four birdies to match him. Playing as an individual, senior Cooper Parks recorded four birdies for a 1-under 71.
Kentucky tallied 61 birdies, the most of any team in the field. Individually, Goff tied for the most birdies in the field with 16 while Wood tied for third with 15. Watts’ 36 pars tied for the fourth most in the field.
The Wildcats are back in action at the Bearcat Invitational Sept. 19-20 at Coldstream Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.