March 17, 2013
STATESBORO, Ga. – On the final day of the Schenkel Invitational, the University of Kentucky men’s golf team carded the fourth-lowest score of the day with a 3-over-par, 291, jumping four spots and finishing tied for sixth in the 15-team tournament. The Wildcats were 19-over for the event, recording their fourth top-10 finish of the spring.
“We took a nice step forward this week and showed great character down the stretch,” head coach Brian Craig said. “We have some specific areas of improvement to attack but I like the direction we are heading. And how about Chase Parker who birdied his last four holes today? That is all heart and great leadership from our senior and I could not be happier for him.”
Junior Ben Stow once again was impressive for the Cats, firing a 1-over-par, 73, tallying nine pars and four birdies on the afternoon. The Salisbury, England native was 1-under for the 54-hole tournament, placing tied for ninth overall. The top-10 finish was the first of the career for the first year transfer, who placed tied for 14th in his last two outings.
Parker charted the lowest round for the Wildcats with an even par final 18. The Augusta, Ga., native posted a team-high seven birdies on Sunday, including five on the back nine. Parker was 6-over-par for the invitational and tied for 30th overall.
Juniors Cody Martin and Stephen Powers were both 1-over-par on the afternoon. Martin sank three birdies and had a team-best 11 pars, while Powers recorded four birdies on the day. Martin (+15) and Powers (+9) were tied for 46th and tied for 70th overall.
Sophomore Will Bishop was 3-over on Sunday and finished tied for 46th at 9-over. Senior Joseph Barr, who competed as an individual, fired a 6-over-par, 78 in the final round and finished tied for 54th at 11-over.
UK returns to the links March 24-26 at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in Awendaw, S.C. For more information on the University of Kentucky men’s golf team please visit UKathletics.com and follow on twitter @UKMensGolf.
Statesboro, Ga. – March 15-17
Forest Heights Country Club
Par: 72 – Yardage: 6,962
T9. Ben Stow – 71 – 71 – 73 – 215 (-1)
T30. Chase Parker – 76 – 74 – 72 – 222 (+6)
T46. Will Bishop – 76 – 74 – 75 – 225 (+9)
T46. Stephen Powers – 73 – 79 – 73 – 225 (+9)
T70. Cody Martin – 74 – 84 – 73 – 231 (+15)
*T54. Joseph Barr – 76 – 73 – - 78 – 227 (+11)
T6. Kentucky – 294 – 298 – 291 – 883 (+19)