RICHMOND, Indiana – Three members of the Kentucky men’s golf team participated in the Indy at Forest Hills Friday, with each notching a top-10 finish in the event held at Forest Hills Country Club. Redshirt freshman Oakley Gee and sophomore Kevin Watts tied for third at 1-over-par for the 36-hole event, while sophomore Andrew Clark finished fifth a shot back.
All three notched their career-best finishes in the 54-competitor individual event. Michigan’s Jude Kim won the tournament at 1-under-par.
Gee, a native of Carmi, Illinois, was teeing it up in his second-career event, carding an even-par 70 in the morning before a 1-over 71 in the afternoon. Gee notched three birdies and three bogeys in the first round before tallying five birdies, four bogeys and a double in the second. The even-par 70 marked a career-best.
Watts, from Colleyville, Texas, posted a 2-over 72 in the first round before a 1-under 69 in the second. The sophomore tallied three birdies and five bogeys in the early session before five birdies offset two bogeys and a double in afternoon. The second round marked his eighth-career round of par-or-better.
From Winter Park, Florida, Clark got off to a slow start with a 4-over 74 in the morning before carding a career-best 2-under 68 in the afternoon. After making 14 pars and four bogeys in the first round, Clark limited the miscues to just one bogey while carding three birdies in the second round.
Kentucky is back in action Monday for the Blessings Collegiate Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas.