Men's Golf

 Brian Belden
Brian Belden


Emmaus, Pa.

High School:

Summer 2010: Was the only Wildcat to qualify for the US Amateur Championship, placing decent golf at the Chambers Bay in Washington ... Belden qualified for the championship after posting an impressive 10-under-par score at Eagles Trace Country Club to gain the lone medalist spot ... Finished in the top 20 at the Pennsylvania Amateur Champioship ... Finished in the top five at the J.E. Butler Memorial Golf Tournament.

2009-10: Started off the 2009-10 season with a blast, recording the best UK finish in the first two tournaments ... Belden ended the season with three top-20 finishes, two of which were in the first two tournaments of the season: tied for 19th at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate and tied for 14th at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate ... In 10 events, Belden posted a season-stroke average of 74.62, with his best finish of the season coming at the UK Bluegrass Invitational, where he placed tied for third ... Score of 209 at the UK Bluegrass Invite was the lowest 54-hole tournament score for UK all season ... Posted a 4-under-par 67 at Kentucky's home event for his lowest round of the season.
Summer 2009: Selected as the second alternate for the U.S. Public Links Championship after he had an impressive 36-hole qualifier in Louisville ... Played well and posted a very strong outing at the Pennsylvania Open where he finished tied for third in the amateur division and eighth place overall.

2008-09: Played in two events for Kentucky with his best finish coming at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate where he finished tied for 31st ... Finished the season with a season stroke average of 76.33, including a season 18-round low of 69, also a career-low round, at the Mason Rudolph.

Summer 2008: Competed in Monroe Invitational and Players Amateur ... Finished tied for fourth in Pennsylvania Amateur.

2007-08: Competed in one event in the fall and all eight spring tournaments, including the SEC Championship and the NCAA West Regional ... Fired a career-best 70, twice, at the Pat Hicks Invitational and the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational ... Both of those scores came in the second round of each respective tournament ... Tied for first in the inaugural UK Bluegrass Invitational as an individual ... Completed the season with a 74.35 stroke average and one top-10 finish.

2006-07: Competed in four tournaments for the Wildcats as a freshman ... Recorded a season-best round of 73 in the final round of the PING Preview in his first collegiate tournament ... Finished tied for 20th at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate for his best performance of the season ... Matched his career low in his final round of the season at the Gator Invitational ... Posted a season stroke average of 78.75.

High School: Has a pair of American Junior Golf Association wins, including the inaugural Steel City Junior Classic in 2003 ... Owns three International Junior Golf Tour titles ... Has recorded six AJGA top-10 finishes ... Four-time first team All-State honoree... Won the 2006 PA Open qualifier and advanced through local qualifying of the U.S. Open ... Was named an AJGA All-American in 2003.

"Brian returns for his fifth and final season with the Wildcats, and I could not be happier for such a deserving young man. I expect Brian to be a leader on this team, and compete for All-SEC honors. Brian is certainly capable of this, as he has been working hard this summer to focus on the weaknesses of his game and to turn those into strengths. His practice habits have been organized and extremely diligent. Brian saw the fruits of his labor pay off by earning medalist honors at the sectional qualifier for the US Amateur Championship. Brian took positives from the experiences at the US Amateur and comes to campus ready to play great this year." - Associate head coach David Trainor

Career Scorecard

YearTournamentsRoundsStrokesStroke Avg.Low Round
2009-10 10 29 2164 74.62 67
2008-09 2 6 458 76.33 69
2007-08 8 26 1933 74.35 70
2006-07 4 12 945 78.75 73
Career 24 73 5500 75.34 67
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