Men's Golf
Garrett Wood - Men's Golf - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown Mason, Ohio
  • Previous School Xavier University
  • Major Finance
  • High school Mason High School


  • 2021 U.S. Amateur participant
  • 2020 Ohio State Amateur Third Place

2022-23 (Graduate): Competed in all 10 events for the Wildcats … Ranked second on the team with a 72.17 scoring average with three top-10 finishes and five in the top-20 … Carded 15 par-or-better rounds and had 28 count toward the team tally … Went 72-67-73 to open the season with a tie for seventh finish at 4-under-par at the Island Resort Intercollegiate …. Opened SEC Match Play with a 1-under 69 … Tied for second in difficult conditions at the Hamptons Intercollegiate, posting 76-71-73 for a 4-over 220 … Opened the spring the a tie for 29th at the Battle at Briar’s Creek … Went 69-71-71 for a 5-under 211 to tie for fifth at the Schenkel Invitational … Posted a season-low 208 54-hole total (70-67-71) to finish 12 at 5-under at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial … Tied for 16th at the SEC Championship at 1-under, going 71-69-69 … Academic All-SEC … GCAA All-America Scholar.

2021-22 (Redshirt Senior): Started all 10 events for the Wildcats and also played in the Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase … Led the team with a 71.55 stroke average and 18 par-or-better rounds … Had four top-10 finishes and six top-20 finishes … Tied for 14th at the Old Town Collegiate Invitational with a 5-under scorecard and a career-low-tying 205 54-hole total … The 205 scorecard ranks as the sixth-lowest tournament score in the Brian Craig era … Also registered a career-low-tying 65 during the final round … That is the fourth-lowest round in the Craig era … Followed that with a runner-up finish at the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational … He had rounds of 70-72-65 and played 9-under par … Tied for sixth in the spring opener at the Lake Las Vegas Intercollegiate … Had rounds of 70-68-71 and played 7-under … Carded a tie for 18th at the Schenkel Invitational where he played even par for the tournament … Tied for ninth at the regular-season finale at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial … He had rounds of 72-67-71 and played 3-under … Tied for seventh at the NCAA Columbus Regional which was the best finish on the squad … He shot 70-72-70 and was 1-under for the tournament.

2020-21 (Senior): Utilized the season as a redshirt year … Did not appear in any events … Academic All-SEC.

2019-20 (Junior): In his first season with the Wildcats, he made five appearances and had four starts … Finished the season with a 74.00 stroke average … Earned a season-best tie for ninth at the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational … Finished the tournament at even par with a total score of 216 which marked a season best … Notched a season-low round of 69 to begin the Tiger Invitational … UK finished fourth in the event and he placed in a tie for 32nd … Was the team’s top finisher at the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate with a tie for 40th … Generated four par-or-better rounds … SEC Academic Honor Roll … Early Wave Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar.

2018-19 (Sophomore at Xavier):  Competed as an individual at the NCAA Regional in Louisville … Won the BIG EAST Championship individual title with an even-par score by one shot … Began the final day five strokes back of the leader … Shot seven par-or-better rounds … Captured a tie for 13th at the Loyola Intercollegiate … Capped the season with a 74.15 stroke average.

2017-18 (Freshman at Xavier): Competed in nine events … One of just two freshmen to earn All-BIG EAST First-Team honors … Led the squad with a 72.54 stroke average and four rounds in the 60s … Record a team-best 10 rounds at par or better … Best finish of the season was a tie for eighth at the BIG EAST Championship … Shot a season-low 11-under par for a 205 tournament score at the Loyola Intercollegiate.

High School: Top-10 ranking by Junior Golf Scoreboard Ohio … Low stroke average in the GMC Conference in 2016 (35.98) … Top-three finish at Junior PGA Series at Penn State (72, 71, 72) … Two-time First-Team All-City … Top-five Golfweek Junior Tour at NCR in Dayton (73, 69) … Won College Prep Tour at Virginia Tech (72, 73) … GCGA Player of the Year in 2014.

Personal: Son of April and Chris Wood … Has two siblings, Victoria and Blake … Born on Oct. 13 … Major is finance.

Wood’s Career Stats

 Year  Tournaments  Rounds  Strokes  Average  Low Round
 2017-18  9  26  1,886  72.54  65
 2018-19  10  28  1,928  74.15  67
 2019-20  5  13  962  74.00  69
 2021-22  10  30  2,218  71.55  65
 2022-23  10  30  2,165  72.17  67
 Career  44  127  9,230  72.68  65


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