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Kevin Watts - Men's Golf - University of Kentucky Athletics

KevinWatts

  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Colleyville, Texas
  • High school Colleyville
  • Major Pre-finance

2023-24 (Sophomore): Played in four events, making one start … 75.50 scoring average in 10 rounds … Two rounds of par or better … Tied for 3rd, his best career-finish, at Indy at Forest Hills, where he finished at 1-over par with rounds of 72-69 … Tied for 11th at the Cardinal Individual Collegiate at 2-over par … Got the start at the Schenkel Invitational and shot 1-under in opening round before finishing T78 at 14-over par … Competed as an individual at the Mason Rudolph Championship, carding 85-73-80 to take 73rd place.

2022-23 (Freshman): Teed it up in 10 events, including six in the team lineup and four as an individual … Notched a 74.13 scoring average … Carded seven par-or-better rounds and 11 team counted rounds … Opened the season with a tie for 28th at 4-over-par as an individual at the Island Resort Intercollegiate … Tied for 33rd at 5-over as an individual at the Bearcat Invitational, going 73-73-72 … Tied for 31st as an individual at the Hamptons Intercollegiate … In his last event as an individual, notched a season-best tie for 12th at even-par after going 71-70-75 at the Battle at Briar’s Creek … Tied for 55th at the Lake Las Vegas Intercollegiate … Went 72-71-77 (+4) to tie for 30th at the Schenkel Invitational … Opened with a career-best 6-under 66 on his way to a tie for 45th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate … Went 74-74-75 to tie for 61st at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial … Finished 65th after posting 78-73-75 at the SEC Championship … Named to First-Year SEC Honor Roll.

High School: 2021 Texas Junior Amateur Championship runner-up … 2021 STPGA PGA Boys runner-up … 2020 AJGA Bob Estes Preview champion … Career-low tournament score of 66 to win AJGA Bob Estes Preview … 2020 Legends Tour Texas Junior Alliance champion … 2019 Legends Tour Texas Junior Alliance runner-up … 2018 Texas State High School 5A runner-up … Began playing golf in 2017, the summer before his freshman season of high school … Also played hockey and basketball.

Personal: Son of Brian and Luminita Watts and Joe and Debbye Beam … Born on Oct. 25 … Has two siblings, Jason and Kelsie … Major is pre-finance … Father played golf at Oklahoma State and went on to a professional career.

 

Watts’ Career Stats

Year Events Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2022-23 10 30 2224 74.13 66
2023-24 4 10 755 75.50 69
Career 14 40 2979 74.48 66
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