Kentucky Men's Golf is Tied for Fifth After 36 Holes in NCAA Regional Play

May 15, 2009

SORRENTO, Fla. - After the first two rounds of play in NCAA regional play, the Kentucky men's golf team is tied for fifth as they head into Sunday's final round at the Red Tail Golf Club. Senior co-captains Ben Fuqua and Andy Winings lead the Wildcat's charge with a five-under par tournament score.

NCAA regional host, Central Florida, leads the 14-team field heading into the final 18 holes of regional play on Sunday. Currently, the Wildcats are sitting on the cusp of making the NCAA Championship tournament. The top five teams from each regional site will continue on to the NCAA Championship held at the Inverness Golf Club in Toledo, Ohio, May 26-30.

The Wildcats are tied with South Carolina with a two-round total 560. Kentucky has carded a 281 and a 279 for a combined eight-under par.

Fuqua and Winings followed up Friday's stellar play by each posting scores in the red numbers again. The co-captains are both tied for seventh place.

Sophomore James Kania is one-under par after two rounds after firing a 71 Saturday for a share of the 26th spot.

Bowling Green, Ky., native, Jordan Blann made a strong charge on the track with an even par 71 on the day. Blann improves his score by six strokes after an opening round 77. He is now tied 69th place.

Kentucky returns to the course for the final 18 holes tomorrow morning at 8:30 EDT. Live scoring can be followed on golfstat.com and a full tournament recap can be found on UKathletics.com, following the conclusion of play.