Men's Golf Drops to Seventh at Bulls Bay after Two Rounds

March 24, 2014

AWENDAW, S.C. – Day two of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate proved to be a challenge for all teams, as the University of Kentucky men’s golf team turned in a score of 22-over par, 310, and now sit in a tie for seventh place with 18 holes to play. Final round action begins Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. ET.

After seven teams posted under par scores during the first round, zero teams did on Monday. The Wildcats’ team score through two rounds is 17-over par, 593. No. 10 Virginia sits atop the standings at two-over par, 578, while Auburn (+3), South Carolina (+3), College of Charleston (+3) and Wake Forest (+5) complete the top five. College of Charleston’s Zach Munroe and South Carolina-Aiken’s Brandon Robinson-Thompson are at the top of the individual leaderboard at three-under par, 141.

Rounding out the rest of the team standings were Missouri (+8), North Carolina State (+17), Charleston Southern (+23), GRU Augusta (+28), South Carolina-Aiken (+28), Duke (+32), Wisconsin (+32), North Carolina (+34) and Akron (+36).

“We had to count two high scores today and it killed us,” said Kentucky head coach Brian Craig. “The course was playing very difficult and we did not handle it as a team very well. The good news is tomorrow is a new day and we will bounce back.”

Seniors Ben Stow and Stephen Powers remain in the hunt with one round to play. Stow shot a one-over par, 73, on Monday to remain in third place with a total score of two-under par, 142. After registering six birdies in the first round, Stow managed just two in the second round. Powers is two strokes back of Stow at even par, 144, and tied for ninth. The Naperville, Ill., native turned in a three-over par, 75, on day two.

After shooting a two-under par, 70, in the first round, junior Will Bishop had a tough round on Monday by shooting a 10-over par, 82. Bishop is tied for 44th overall at eight-over par, 152.

Senior Cody Martin and junior David Snyder rounded out the UK lineup by collecting rounds of 80 (+8) and 85 (+13), respectively. Martin will go into the final round tied for 63rd at 13-over par, 157, while Snyder is tied for 72nd at 16-over par, 160. 

Up Next:
Following the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, UK will host the Bluegrass Invitational at the University Club, held April 12-13. For more information on the University of Kentucky men’s golf team please visit UKathletics.com and follow on Twitter @UKmensgolf. 

Bulls Bay Golf Club
Awendaw, S.C. - March 23-25
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,280
Live Scoring: Stats

Second Round Results:
T7. Kentucky: 283-310=593 (+17)
3. Ben Stow: 69-73=142 (-2)
T9. Stephen Powers: 69-75=144 (E)
T44. Will Bishop: 70-82=152 (+8)
T63. Cody Martin: 77-80=157 (+13)
T72. David Snyder: 75-85=160 (+16)