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Alex Goff (c) - Men's Golf - University of Kentucky Athletics

AlexGoff (c)

  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Kings Mountain, N.C.
  • Major Master of Business Administration
  • High school Kings Mountain

SUMMER ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 106th Kentucky Amateur Champion (2020)
  • 91st Southeast Amateur Runner-Up (2020)

2023-24 (Graduate Student): PING All-America Honorable Mention … All-SEC Second Team … PING All-Southeast Region Team … SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year … Haskins Award Watch List (Fall + Spring) … Ben Hogan Award Watch List … CATSPY Male Athlete of the Year … Finished season ranked No. 39 golfer in the country by Scoreboard powered by CLIPPD … SEC Golfer of the Week (11/1) … Was a starter in all 10 team events … Lead the team with a 70.55 scoring average, the best in program history since at least 1993-94 … Led the team with 23 rounds of par-or-better … Was team’s top finisher or tied for top UK finish in nine of 10 events played … Was a counting score for team in all 28 rounds played … Posted six, top-10s and nine, top-20s … Was an individual qualifier for NCAA Regionals … Had ridiculous fall season, tying for 2nd in three of four events, while placing T6 in the fourth … Those runner-up finishes included the Folds of Honor Collegiate where he was even-par, the Blessings Collegiate Invitational, where he was 4-under, and the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational, where he was a season-best 10-under par, shooting a season-low 65 in round two … T6 finish came at the SEC Match Play, where he shot 69-66-69 (-9) … Opened the spring season by tying for 4th at the Battle at Briar’s Creek with 2-under total … Shot 1-under for 54 holes to place T13 at Gators Invitational … Tallied another top-10 with T7 finish at 7-under par in Schenkel Invitational … Was T14 at Hootie at Bulls Bay at 1-under … Placed T40 at Mason Rudolph Championship … Shot 71-67-70 at SEC Championship to finish T14 to lead the Cats … Competed at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, placing T29 at 5-over par.

2022-23 (Senior): Started all 10 team events for the Wildcats … Second-Team All-SEC selection … PING All-Southeast Region pick … College Sports Communicators Academic All-District … Led UK with a 70.73 scoring average with a team-high five top-10 finishes and nine in the top 20 … 70.73 scoring average marked the best for the Wildcats since at least the 1993-94 season, topping J.B. Holmes’ 71.29 average in his 2003-04 All-America campaign … Paced UK with 24 rounds of par-or-better, including a team-best 20 under-par, while having 28.3 of 30 team rounds count … Posted a top-20 finish in three of four fall tournaments, tying for 16th at the Island Resort Intercollegiate, tying for 14th at the Bearcat Invitational and tying for 14th at the Hamptons Intercollegiate … Also tied for 36th at SEC Match Play … Posted scores of 70-70-71 to finish second at the Battle at Briar’s Creek at 5-under-par … Participated in the Genesis Invitational Collegiate Showcase, carding an even-par 71 to advance to a playoff against Texas Tech’s Jack Wall, before eventually falling to an eagle on the second playoff hole … Tied for 15th at 1-under at the Lake Las Vegas Intercollegiate … Tied for third with a 210 54-hole total at the Schenkel Invitational … Posted a 200 54-hole score, going 66-65-69 for a -16 total, to finish second at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate … Earned SEC Golfer of the Week honors March 29 for his play at the Hootie at Bulls Bay … Tied for 26th at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial … Finished second at the SEC Championship, finishing at 8-under after going 67-68-67 … Tied for 10th playing as an individual at the NCAA Auburn Regional, finishing at even-par after carding scores of 71-72-73 … Academic All-SEC … GCAA All-America Scholar.

2021-22 (Junior): Started all 10 events for the Wildcats … Earned a career-low 71.97 stroke average for the season, playing 29 total rounds … Produced four top-20 finishes … Had 15 par-or-better rounds … Began the season with a tie for 14th at the Island Resort Intercollegiate with rounds of 74-74-72 (+4) … Tied for eighth (-4) at the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational behind a second-round 68 … Captured a tie for 14th (-2) at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial … Played all three rounds at par or better in that event … Secured a season-low 54-hole total (210) at the Southeastern Conference Championship (E) … Tied for 18th which was the best finish on the team … Played par or lower in all three rounds, including a 69 during the second round … Tied for 23rd at the NCAA Columbus Regional (+3), boasting a tournament-best round of 70 during the third round … Graduated in December with a degree in finance … Academic All-SEC … Early Wave Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America scholar.

2020-21 (Sophomore): Led the Wildcats with a career-low 72.21 stroke average and four top-20 finishes … Appeared in 10 events … Tied for 18th at the NCAA Noblesville Regional and finished 1-under par for the tournament in his first postseason appearance … Also played in the Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase for the second time in his career … Opened his season by capturing the first win of his career at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational where he played in a field that featured all SEC players … Fired a 6-under par scorecard which included rounds of 69 and 65 … Followed that performance with a tie for third at the Legends Collegiate Invitational … He shot a career-best 201 (-12) for the week and also had a career-low round of 64 in the second round of the event … All three rounds at the Legends were in the 60s … He tied for 24th at the LSU Invitational … Placed in a tie for 12th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate which included rounds of 69 and 68 to finish the tournament … Tied for 28th at the SEC Championship … Generated 12 par-or-better rounds … Had 22 of his 24 rounds in team starts count towards the team score … Academic All-SEC selection.

2019-20 (Redshirt Freshman): Started all six events for the Wildcats in 2019-20 … Also appeared in the Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase as an individual … Earned a 73.00 stroke average, ranking second on the team … Had a team-high four top-20 finishes and a pair of top-10 finishes … Earned a career-best finish with a tie for eighth in the season’s final event at the Tiger Invitational … Carded a 6-under 66 in the final round to move into the top 10 … Opened his career with a team-best tie for 10th at the Island Resort Intercollegiate … Tied for 13th at the Bearcat Invitational behind a career-best 212 score … Had a round of 68 during the second round of that tournament … Finished the fall with a tie for 19th at the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational … He capped the tournament with consecutive rounds of even par … Generated seven par-or-better rounds on the year … Academic All-SEC.

2018-19 (Freshman): Did not appear in any events during his freshman campaign … Academic All-SEC.

High School: An all-state golfer and a four-time conference Player of the Year … As a freshman, he won the 3A West Regional Championship and finished fifth at the state championship as a sophomore … 2018 NCHSAA 3A state runer up … Owned a 68.5 stroke average his senior season … Captured the North Carolina junior stroke play medalist with a 7-under-par 64 … Tied the course record at Cleveland Country Club with a 9-under par 63 … Shot a 7-under, 65, in the second round of the Henry Transou Memorial Classic … Was also a semifinalist at the 2016 North Carolina Junior Championship and 10th at the 2017 Joe Cheves Junior Invitational … A National Honor Society member and also participated in the BETA club in high school.

Personal: Son of Brian and Miriam Goff … Has a sister, Emma … Born on March 21 … Graduated with a degree in finance in May of 2022 … Pursuing a Master of Buisness Administration … Father, played baseball at James Madison … One uncle played football at Virginia Tech, another uncle played football at VMI.

 

Goff’s Career Stats

Year Tournaments Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2019-20 6 16 1164 72.75 66
2020-21 9 27 1946 72.07 64
2021-22 10 29 2087 71.97 67
2022-23 11 33 2334 70.73 65
2023-24 11 31 2187 70.55 65
Career 47 136 9718 71.46 64
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