Men's Golf
Jansen Preston - Men's Golf - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Junior
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • High school Lexington Christian Academy
  • Previous School Vanderbilt

2023-24 (Junior): Started all 10 team events during first season with the Wildcats … 11 rounds of par-or-better, the second most on the team … Second on the team in scoring average at 73.14 … 84.3% counting score percentage … Opened UK career by tying for 58th at the Folds of Honor Collegiate with 15-over par total … Was T52 at SEC Match Play, shooting 5-over par for 54 holes … Placed T45 at Blessings Collegiate Invitational at 12-over … Was 41st at Steelwood Collegiate Invitational at 7-over par … Strong spring season, with five top-30 finishes in six starts … Tied for 27th at Battle at Briar’s Creek at 4-over par … Had two under par rounds at Gators Invitational, where he ended the week T21 at 1-over total … Went 71-69-74 to take T30 at Schenkel Invitational with best score in relational to par of the year (-2) … Finished T62 at Hootie at Bulls Bay at 8-over … Best career-finish when he placed T19 at Mason Rudolph Championship at 2-over par following rounds of 74-68-73 … Was Kentucky’s second-highest finisher at the SEC Championship, tying for 30th at 1-over par over 54 holes.

2022-23 (Redshirt Sophomore at Vanderbilt): Competed in two tournaments … Notched a 72.8 scoring average … Posted three rounds of par-or-better … Tied for 32nd at 1-under-par at the Frederica Cup … Tied for 60th at the Mason Rudolph Championship.

2021-22 (Sophomore at Vanderbilt): Redshirted his sophomore season … Member of SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2020-21 (Freshman at Vanderbilt): Competed in two tournaments … Recorded a 75.17 scoring average … notched two par-or-better rounds … Carded a 68 in the opening round of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate … Finished fourth at the New Year’s Invitational at 2-over-par … Member of SEC Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Graduated from Lexington Christian Academy, where he was a three-time Kentucky high school individual champion and the state’s second-ranked player … 2019 Kentucky Junior Amateur champion … Three-time all-state selection … 2017 Kentucky Player of the Year while leading Lexington Christian to the 2017 state title … 2020 Magnolia Amateur winner … 2019 U.S. Amateur qualifier.

Personal: Son of Marty and Ragan Preston … Has two younger brothers, Jack and Hagan, and a younger sister, Ava … Father played baseball for the Wildcats.


Preston’s Career Stats

Year Events Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2020-21 2 6 451 75.17 68
2022-23 2 6 437 72.83 69
2023-24 10 28 2048 73.14 68
Career 14 40 2936 73.40 68
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