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Alex Goff Concludes Legendary Kentucky Career at Baton Rouge Regional

Alex Goff Concludes Legendary Kentucky Career at Baton Rouge Regional

by Greg Welsh

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s golf graduate Alex Goff capped his distinguished college career on Wednesday, placing T29 as an individual in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional at the LSU University Club (par 72, 7401 yards).

“I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to coach Alex this year,” head coach Gator Todd said. “He’s an amazing young man who does all the right things on and off the course. He has been the face of Kentucky men’s golf for the past several years and I am so proud of the way he represents our University.”

Goff battled back from an opening round 79 (+7) on Monday with a pair of 71’s in rounds two and three, concluding the 54-hole tournament with a 5-over par total of 221. He finished in the upper half of the 68 players to complete all three rounds, despite sitting T61 after day one. Just one individual not on the five advancing teams from the regional qualifies for the NCAA Championships later this month. Duke’s Ethan Evans took the coveted spot at 6-under par total, T2 in the field overall.

For the week, Goff made 37 pars, tied for the sixth-most in the field, and seven birdies. He had just three bogeys across his final 40 holes of the tournament, playing that stretch in 3-under par. Five of Goff’s seven birdies for the week came on LSU University Club’s par 5s, resulting in a 4.67 par-5 scoring average for the tournament. He carded fours on No. 11 (par 5, 557 yards) in both rounds two and three, parring the hole on day one. After struggling in round one, Goff rose 25 spots on the leaderboard during Tuesday’s second round, which saw him go 3-under par on the final 15 holes. The native of Kings Mountain, N.C. jumped another seven spots up the board on the final day of play, securing the top-30 finish.

The 2024 season marked Goff’s fourth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance. He finished inside the top 30 in all four of his starts, highlighted by a T10 result at the Auburn Regional in 2023.

The lefty finishes his collegiate career with boundless accolades. His 71.45 career scoring average is the best mark at UK all-time (minimum 45 rounds) dating back to the 1993-94, while his 2023-24 season average of 70.55 is also the best single season mark for a Wildcat during that time span. Goff concludes his Kentucky career with 80 rounds of par-or-better, the second most in program history behind only J.B. Holmes, who tallied 86.

In 47 career events at UK, Goff amassed one win, six runner-up finishes, 16 top 10s and 30 top 20s. The 2023-24 Wildcat captain was twice selected as an All-SEC honoree (2023, 2024) and, this season, was named to both the Haskins Award Spring Watch List and the Ben Hogan Award Watch List.

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