JOHNS ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA – Late in the second round at the Battle at Briar’s Creek, the Kentucky men’s golf team sits in third place at 3-under-par after play concluded Monday at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. The Cats were on the back nine when play was suspended because of darkness and will conclude the second round Tuesday morning before final-round play gets underway.
Kentucky opened with a first-round 2-over-par 290 but sits at 5-under midway through the back nine of the middle round.
UNC Wilmington leads the tournament at 7-under, followed by Memphis at 5-under, Kentucky at 3-under and Campbell at 1-under.
Late in the second round, senior Alex Goff paces the Wildcat lineup in a tie for second at 4-under for the tournament. The Kings Mountain, N.C., native carded four birdies in a 2-under-par 70 opening round before two more through 12 holes in the afternoon.
Graduate student Dhaivat Pandya and junior Campbell Kremer sit in a tie for 19th at 1-over. Pandya bounced back from a 2-over 74 on his opening 18 and is 1-under late in the second round while Kremer posted a 1-under 71 in the morning session and sits 2-over in the afternoon.
Freshman Andrew Clark struggled to a 4-over 76 in his first round but has responded well with four birdies in round two to sit tied for 24th at 2-over while graduate Garrett Wood is even on his second round and 3-over for the tournament in a tie for 32nd.
Freshman Kevin Watts has put together a solid performance, leading a group of four Wildcat individuals. The Colleyville, Texas, native has carded five birdies against one bogey and is tied for second along with his teammate Goff.