Men?s Golf Finishes Eighth At Hall Of Fame Invitational

The Kentucky men?s golf team finished in a tie for eighth place at the Hall of Fame Invitational at Redstone Golf Club today, Mar. 20, in Humble, Texas. The Wildcats fired a third-round score of 298 to finish in a four-way tie with Texas, South Carolina-Aiken, Texas and Oklahoma.

Oklahoma State (292-270-284) took home the hardware with a total score of 846, followed by UNLV (287-276-285) who placed second with a team score of 848. New Mexico finished third (292-282-291), while Texas A&M posted a team score of 878 (294-296-288) to place fourth. Texas Christian (285-289-305) and Arizona (296-296-287) tied for fifth with identical scores of 879.

UNLV?s Ryan Moore took home the individual title, finishing 10-under-par with a score of 206 (70-68-68).

Senior John Holmes posted a score of 69 for the second straight round to finish three-under-par and tied for seventh overall with a score of 213 (75-69-69). Matt Kohn fired a third-round 74 to finish at +4 (220), followed by Matt Wells who ended 10-over-par at 222 (75-72-79). Senior Brandon Waldrop shot a 76 on the final day to finish at 227 (77-74076) for the three-day event.

Cale Barr played as an individual and finished tied for 38th after shooting a 73 on the final day. Barr posed a three-day total of 222 (74-75-73) for the Cats.

?I?m very proud of John Holmes and the way he played this weekend. He had a good tournament and I thought Matt Kohn played reasonably well,? said head coach Brian Craig. ?As a team, we just weren?t really clicking this weekend. This is an exceptional field and other than the top teams that ran away with it, we were pretty competitive. We just need to improve and compete next weekend.?

The Wildcats return to action next weekend, Mar. 27-29, when they head to Awandaw, S.C., to play in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.