Men's Golf
Campbell Kremer in Top 10 After Day One of SEC Championships

Campbell Kremer in Top 10 After Day One of SEC Championships

by Greg Welsh

ST SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Kentucky men’s golf put itself in the mix on day one of the 2024 SEC Championships, carding a 3-over par team score of 283 at the Sea Island Golf Club Seaside Course (par 70, 7005 yards) on Wednesday.

The Wildcats find themselves in a tie for ninth after 18 holes, 14 shots off the pace set by Vanderbilt.

Campbell Kremer led the Cats in round one with a 2-under round of 68, placing him tied for eighth individually. The senior started hot with birdies on No. 2 (par 4, 415 yards), No. 4 (par 4, 429 yards) and No. 6 (Par 3, 179 yards), to get to 3-under through six holes. He made his lone bogey of the day on the par-4 eighth hole (368 yards), before reeling off 10 straight pars to close his round. It was the first sub-70 round this season for the native of Louisville, Kentucky.

Jansen Preston enjoyed a solid SEC Championship debut, opening the event with an even-par round of 70 to sit in a tie for 27th. The Lexington native was 3-under par through his first 11 holes with birdies on No. 2 (par 4, 415 yards), No. 9 (par 4, 452 yards) and No. 11 (par 4, 418 yards). The junior made three bogeys on his way home, but still finished with his tenth round of par-or-better this season.

Alex Goff, the team’s leader in scoring average this season, totaled a team-leading four birdies on his way to a 1-over effort of 71. The graduate-student’s day was highlighted by consecutive birdies on No. 10 (par 4, 418 yards) and No. 11 (par 4, 425 yards), which put him at 2-under at that point. Goff would add another birdie on No. 16 (par 4, 407 yards), but finished with back-to-back bogeys to close his round. The native of Kings Mountain, N.C. finds himself in a tie for 35th heading into round two.

Redshirt freshman Oakley Gee was the final counting score for Kentucky on Wednesday, turning in a 4-over par, 74. Gee made his two birdies for the day on No. 6 (par 3, 179 yards) and No. 7 (par 5, 582 yards), shooting 37 on both sides.

Making his first start this spring, Solomon Petrie carded back-to-back birdies on No. 4 (par 4, 429 yards) and No. 5 (par 4, 409 yards) on his way to a day one round of 79 (+9).

The Wildcats totaled 14 birdies on the day collectively with all five starters making at least two.

Round two of the 2024 SEC Championships will be on Thursday. UK will tee off hole No. 10 from 9:20 – 10 a.m. alongside South Carolina and Mississippi State.

After 54 holes of stroke play, the field will be cut to the top eight teams for the match play portion of the Championship, beginning on Saturday. Fans can follow along with live scoring all week long at

Kentucky Results:
T8: Campbell Kremer (68)
T27: Jansen Preston (70)
T35: Alex Goff (71)
T56: Oakley Gee (74)
69: Solomon Petrie (79)
Bold = Counting score

For the latest on UK Men’s Golf follow the Wildcats on X and Instagram @UKmensgolf, and online at

Related Stories

View all