Craig on Blakefield: "Mark is ready to establish himself as one of the best players in the SEC. He showed a glimpse of what he is capable of last spring and I believe this will be the year he plays into his enormous potential. I look for Mark to have his best year as a Wildcat."
2002-03: Played in nine of UK's 14 tournaments, including the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Regional and National tournaments... Was the Cats' highest finisher in the SEC Tournament in Sea Island, Ga. (28th overall)... Shot a low round 69 at the Marshall Invitational
2001-02: Was second among UK freshmen in tournament appearances with eight... Finished the season with a 75.47 stroke average, good for fourth on the team... Shot a final round 70, the lowest of his young collegiate career, at the Mason Rudolph Championships in Nashville, Tenn., to help the Cats notch a Top-10 finish
High School: Named All-State in 2000... Honored as Kentucky's Mr. Golf after his 1999 high school season... Runner-up in the 1999 Kentucky State Tournament... Regional medalist in 1999... Two-time Regional runner-up during his junior and senior seasons... Won Slammer Junior Invitational at the Greenbrier... Also notched a championship at the American Junior Golf Association Bluegrass Invitational.
Personal: Son of Ward and Rita Blakefield... Hobbies include fishing and playing basketball... Favorite food is chicken... Favorite movie is "Rounders"... Favorite TV show is "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"... Lists his father as his biggest influence... Favorite golfer is Jack Nicklaus... Most memorable moment in sports was winning the American Junior Golf Association Bluegrass Invitational.