Men's Golf in 12th after Round One of NCAA Regional
May 16, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Kentucky men’s golf team wrapped up round one of the 2013 NCAA Fayetteville Regional on Thursday, firing at 16-over-par, 304. The Wildcats are in 12th place in the 54-hole stroke play event held at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.
Illinois leads the 14-team regional field at 6-under-par. Texas (-3), Oklahoma State (-2), Kent State (E) and Arkansas (+2) round out the top-5. The top-5 finishing schools will advance to the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship at the Capital City Club, Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga., May 28-June 2.
Senior Chase Parker played well for the Wildcats in round one, shooting a team-best 1-over-par, 73. The Augusta, Ga., native sank a team-high three birdies, while recording 11 pars on the afternoon. Parker is tied for 20th on the leaderboard.
Junior Stephen Powers had a rough start to his day, beginning 5-over through the first 15 holes. The Naperville, Ill., native recovered with an eagle on the par-5 16th hole and a birdie on the 17th to finish 3-over-par on Friday. Powers is tied for 39th.
Juniors Cody Martin and Ben Stow both fired a 6-over-par, 78 and are tied for 52nd. Martin tallied two birdies on Friday to go along with the Wildcats’ second eagle on the 16th hole to highlight his round. Stow charted a team-best 12 pars and had a birdie on the par-4 11th hole.
Sophomore Will Bishop had two birdies on Friday and is tied for 60th in the tournament at 8-over-par.
The second of three rounds will begin Friday at 9:20 a.m. ET. Bishop will tee off first from hole No. 10 at 9:50 a.m. Martin, Stow, Powers and Parker will follow, respectively, in 10 minute intervals.
Fans can follow along with the Fayetteville Regional through updated live scoring on Golfstat.com. For more information on the University of Kentucky men’s golf team please visit UKathletics.com and follow on twitter @UKMensGolf.
2013 NCAA Regional
May 16-18, Fayetteville, Ark.
Blessing Golf Club
Course: Par-72, 7,251-yards
T20. Chase Parker – 73 (+1)
T39. Stephen Powers – 76 (+3)
T52. Ben Stow – 78 (+6)
T52. Cody Martin – 78 (+6)
T60. Will Bishop – 80 (+8)
12. Kentucky – 304 (+16)