Men's Golf

 Stephen Powers
Stephen Powers


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley


Kentucky Earns GCAA Team Academic Honor

Wildcats earn All-Academic Team honor for a 3.2 team GPA


Stow Named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scholar All-American

Senior earned five top 10 finishes during the 2013-14 season


Men's Golf Finishes 13th at SEC Championships

Stow shoots 5-over-par for the tournament finishing tied for 12th overall.


Wildcats Conclude Day Two of SEC Championships

Stow in 18th place at 2-over-par for the tournament.


Wildcats in Eighth after Day One of SEC Championships

Stow tied for 12th after day one, posting an even par day.


SEC Championship Final Round

Photos from the final round of the 2014 SEC Championship in St. Simons Island, Ga., at the Sea Island Golf Club.


SEC Championship Second Round

Photos from the second round of the SEC Championship in St. Simons Island, Ga., at the Sea Island Golf Club.


Bluegrass Invitational

Kentucky won the 2014 Bluegrass Invitational on Sunday, April 13 at the University Club in Lexington, Ky.


Bluegrass Invitational

First round action of the Bluegrass Invitational at the University Club in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

- 2013-14 Division I PING Southeast All-Region Team
- 2012-13 Division I PING Midwest All-Region Team
- 2011-12 Academic All-SEC
- 2010-11 Academic All-SEC

2013-14 (Senior): Competed in all 12 tournaments during his final collegiate season...First on the team in stroke average at a career-best 71.94 and six top-10 finishes, while leading the team with nine total top 20 finishes... Named to the Division I PING Southeast All-Region Team... Tied for 29th in his final collegiate tournament at the NCAA Championship... Finished in fifth place in the NCAA Raleigh Regional with a score of 5-under par, 208 (67-68-73)... Carded a 1-under par, 215, at the Bluegrass Invitational to place him in a tie for seventh... Scored a season-best 211 (69-75-67) at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate to place him sixth... Tied for sixth at the Schenkel Invitational with a 3-under par, 214... Opened the spring season by tying for third place at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate with a 3-under par, 213... The third place tie was his highest finish of the season... Tied for ninth at the Wolf Run Invitational with a 220 (77-68-75).

2012-13 (Junior): Named to the Division I PING Midwest All-Region Team ... Finished the season with the second-lowest stroke average on the team at 74.33 ... Competed in all 12 tournaments, recording team-highs with four top-10 and five top-20 finishes ... Best finish came at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, where he placed tied for fifth at 2-over-par ... Led UK in six of its 12 tournaments, while posting a season-low round of 6-under-par, 66 in the second round of the Saint Mary's Invitational ... Fired season-best 54-hole score of 214 (68 - 72 - 74) at the USF Invitational, placing tied for sixth ... Other top-10 finishes came at the Saint Mary's Invitational and the Tiger Invitational where he placed tied for sixth in each tournament.

Summer 2012: Finished tied for seventh in the Northern Amateur, shooting seven under for the tournament.

2011-12 (Sophomore): Started in every tournament ... Shot a season-low 54-hole total of 214 at the SEC Championship ... Tied for the team lead at the SEC Championships, finishing tied for 19th at 4-over par ... Shot a season-low round of 2-under-par 69 in the final round of the UK Bluegrass Fall Invitational ... Shot 10 rounds of even- or under-par ... Had a season-best finish of tying for 13th at the UK Bluegrass Fall Invitational ... Finished in a tie for 20th at the Bearcat Invitational.

2010-11 (Freshman): Played in eight events for the Wildcats, finishing second on the team in season stroke average with a mark of 74.55 ... Had the round of the year for Kentucky when he shot a 6-under par 65 in the second round of the UK Bluegrass Invitational, which was the lowest round of the tournament by any golfer ... The score also tied the second best 18-hole round score in the Brian Craig Era (2001-present) ... Had two top-10 finishes on the year, ending the UK Bluegrass Invitational tied for second and posting a 7-over par 217 to finish tied for 19th at the SEC Championships ... Parker finished first or second on the UK team in its final three events.

Summer 2010:
Qualified and played in the Illinois State Amateur Championship.

High School: A four-year letterman at Neuqua Valley High School under head coach Spike Grosshuesch ... In 2009, finished first in the Upstate Eight Conference Championship with a score of 69 and 31st out of 105 golfers in the Illinois High School Association State Championship ... Also finished first in the 2009 Providence Catholic Tournament with a score of 71 ... In 2007, posted a No. 1 finish at the ISHA High School Sectional Tournament and finished in the top 20 at the ISHA State Championship ... Had a successful junior golf career, finishing first in the 2009 United State Golf Association Amateur Qualifier and 15th in the 2009 USGA Junior Amateur Championship stroke play competition ... Played in the USGA Amateur Championship in 2009 ... Finished in the top 10 at the AJGA Midwest Junior Players Championship and the Future Collegians World Tour Whistling Straits Classic while taking home top honors in the Mid-American Junior Golf Tour Memorial Day Invitational and the Chick Evan Jr. Match Play Championship ... Was an Upstate Eight Conference Player of the Year in 2008 on top of receiving a Upstate Eight All-Conference award in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... High school MVP in 2008 and 2009, holding 15 school records, including single-season and career scoring average, and single season and career high in birdies, eagles and greens in regulation.

Personal: Son of John and Joanne Powers ... Has older sibling, his brother JJ Powers ... Father was on the men's soccer team at Binghamton University in New York.

Year Tournaments Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2010-11 8 22 1,640 74.55 65
2011-12 12 33 2,449 74.21 69
2012-13 12 33 2,453 74.33 66
2013-14 12 36 2,590 71.94 67
Career 44 124 9,132 73.65 65
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