Meet the Wildcats: Megan Kinney

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – In preparation for the Kentucky women's golf team's return to the course in late January for the all-important spring season, UKathletics.com will be featuring a profile on each of the Wildcats in the "Meet the Wildcats" series. The weekly series is an opportunity to get to know a little more about the 2015-16 Kentucky women's golf team.

The series continues this week with junior Megan Kinney.

Kinney is in her third season with the Wildcats and has played in 10 career tournaments, including two in the fall. Perhaps her finest moment at Kentucky came just recently when she sunk her first career hole-in-one in the second round of the Minnesota Invitational. Kinney aced the par 3, 166-yard sixth hole.

She's a two-time Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll member and a four-time Academic All-State selection in high school. 

During her high school days she won the 2012 Kentucky Region 7 championship, recorded top-15 finishes in the 2011 and 2012 Kentucky State Tournaments, and owns the scoring average record (75.1) and lowest round score (68) at Western Hills High School.

Here’s more on Kinney:

Bio Blast

Full Name: Megan Lynn Kinney
Date of Birth: May 21, 1995
Hometown: Frankfort, Ky.  
High School: Western Hills High School
Parents: Scott and Robin Kinney 
Siblings: None
Twitter: @megsk12
Instagram: @megsk12
Major: Integrated strategic communications
Nickname(s): Meg

Meet Megan


She chose Kentucky because ... I grew up a Wildcat fan and couldn't imagine going anywhere else.

The best part about being a UK student-athlete is ... being a part of a highly motivated family.

Her favorite thing to do when she's not playing golf is ... read.

The talent that she would most like to have is ... playing the guitar.

Her favorite movie is ... Good Will Hunting.

Her favorite golfer is ... Dustin Johnson.

The most famous person she's ever met is ... Tom Watson.

The first person she asked for an autograph from was ... Tubby Smith.

Her pre-tournament superstitions include ... I never match my socks. Before I tee off, I throw the golf ball in the air 12 times.

What's playing on her iPod right now is ... Garth Brooks, Drake and Coldplay.

The concert she is dying to see is ... Justin Timberlake ... again.

Her secret talent is ... I can turn my feet around backwards.

The one TV show she never misses is ... House of Cards.

The toughest course she's ever played is ... Valhalla.

The one course she wants to play is ... Augusta National.

If she could play golf with a dream foursome, she would invite ... Justin Timberlake, Mike Tomlin and Jimmy Fallon.

Kentucky returns to the course Jan. 31 vs. Louisville.

As always, fans can follow the team on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, as well as on the web at UKathletics.com, for the latest Kentucky women’s golf information.