STATESBORO, Georgia – The Kentucky men’s golf team finished fifth at the Schenkel Invitational on Sunday at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Georgia. Host Georgia Southern won the tournament at 27-under-par, followed by Mississippi State at 16-under, Middle Tennessee State at 7-under, Liberty at 5-under and the Wildcats at 1-over.
We did not finish on the back nine today like we played the entire tournament, but we absolutely made progress this week,” head coach Brian Craig said. “Alex Goff and Garrett Wood played fabulous golf, leading the team. We just need to give them a little help and this team can make some noise the rest of the spring.”
Goff finished in a tie for third, using four birdies and an eagle on his way to a 1-under-par 71 Sunday. The tie for third finish was Goff’s second top 10 and team-high sixth top 20 of the season. Wood also carded a 1-under 71 in the final round, finishing a shot back in a tie for fifth. It marked Wood’s team-high third top 10 of the year and 12th of his career.
Freshman Kevin Watts carded a pair of birdies but had three bogeys and a pair of doubles to post a final-round 5-over 77 to finish tied for 30th. Junior Campbell Kremer notched a final-round 3-over 75 to tie for 53rd and graduate Dhaivat Pandya recorded a final-round 78 to tie for 75th.
Playing as an individual, senior Jackson LaLonde used five birdies to post a final-round 73 to tie for 68th.
Individually, Wood was best in the field in par-5 scoring at 9-under while Goff tied for best in the field in par-3 scoring at 3-under.
Kentucky is back in action at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate March 2-28.