April 21, 2013
ST. SIMMONS ISLAND, Ga. – The Kentucky men’s golf team wrapped up their final round of the 2013 Southeastern Conference Championships, shooting 17-over-par, 297 and finished the tournament in 13th place. The Wildcats concluded the invitational at 50-over-par, with the winner Alabama taking home the trophy for the second consecutive year at 8-over.
“We fought until the last putt dropped but the start of the second round was just too much for us to overcome,” head coach Brian Craig said. “This is the best golf conference in the land and we have plenty of areas to improve upon before NCAA Regionals to get better. The good news is this team has a great chance to advance to the finals but we need to get to work.”
Junior Ben Stow played well all weekend for the Cats, turning in his third consecutive low score round for UK. Stow was 3-over-par on Sunday, including three birdies and finished the tournament at 5-over-par. The Salisbury, England native was the highest finisher among Wildcats in the field, placing tied for 12th overall.
Junior Stephen Powers concluded the tournament at14-over-par after a 4-over-par, 74 on Sunday. The Naperville, Ill., native sank two birdies on the afternoon and finished tied for 47th in the event.
Senior Chase Parker was 5-over on the day, while tallying a team-high 14 pars. The native of Augusta, Ga., was 17-over-par for the tournament, finishing tied for 54th.
Sophomore Will Bishop shot 6-over-par on Sunday, placing tied for 59th overall at 18-over, while junior Cody Martin was 5-over on the day finishing tied for 65th at 20-over.
The Wildcats will now wait and learn its postseason fate, which will be announced during the Division I Men’s Golf Selection Show on Monday, May 6.
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2013 SEC Men’s Golf Championship
St. Simmons Island, Ga. – April 19-21
Sea Island Golf Club – Seaside Course
Par: 70 – Yardage: 6,657
T12. Ben Stow – 70 – 72 – 73 – 215 (+5)
T47. Stephen Powers – 74 – 76 – 74 – 224 (+14)
T54. Chase Parker – 71 – 81 – 75 – 227 (+17)
T59. Will Bishop – 77 – 75 – 76 – 228 (+18)
T65. Cody Martin – 76 – 79 – 75 – 230 (+20)
13. Kentucky – 291 – 302 – 297 – 890 (+50)