LEXINGTON, Ky. – Alex Goff, a senior on the Kentucky men’s golf team, has been selected to participate at the NCAA Auburn Regional as an individual, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The Regional will take place May 15-17 at Auburn University Club.
A total of 30 qualifying teams and six individuals not on those qualifying teams will advance to the finals, held May 26-331 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“It’s awesome to be selected and it proves my hard work has paid off,” Goff said. “It’s been a long season and it’s nice to be selected but the job’s not done. There are a lot of good teams in the Regional and I’m just going to go down there and do my best.”
Goff has put together a standout senior season, leading the Wildcats with a 70.60 scoring average, with a team high four top 10 finishes and eight in the top 20. The Kings Mountain, North Carolina native has played 30 rounds over 10 tournaments, with 28.3 of those 30 rounds counting toward the team tally. Goff has recorded a team-high 22 rounds of par or better, including a team-best 19 under-par, and has three second-place finishes in his last six tournaments, including an 8-under-par 202 at the SEC Championship last month.
Not only is Alex Goff leading the Wildcats in several statistical categories, many of his numbers rank favorably among Kentucky golfers dating back to the 1993-94 season. Consider:
– Through his first 30 rounds of the season, Goff’s 70.60 scoring average and -0.80 strokes versus par are the best among Wildcats in that era, besting J.B. Holmes’ 71.29 average, -0.13 strokes against par, in his 2003-04 All-America campaign.
– Goff’s 84.1% finish percentage ranks second behind Holmes’ 93.2% finish percentage in 2003-04 narrowly ahead of Holmes’ 83.5% finish percentage in 2001-02.
– Goff’s season par-4 scoring average is best in program history at 4.0000, besting Holmes’ 4.0234 in 2003-04.
– His 4.6945 par-5 averages sits third while his 3.0601 par-3 average ranks fifth.
– Goff’s 7-under 65 in the second round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay this year is tied for the fourth-lowest round for a Wildcat since 1993-94. Four different players, including Goff at the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate in 2021-22, have carded a 64. The 7-under-par round is one of a dozen by Wildcats since 1993-94, marking the best score versus par.
– For his career, Goff’s 71.72 scoring average through 102 rounds, ranks best of any Wildcat, ahead of Chip McDaniel’s 72.02 average in 137 rounds from 2015-18.
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