Cullan Brown, a sophomore on the University of Kentucky men’s golf team, has been diagnosed with bone cancer and has withdrawn from school, he announced on Saturday.
According to WPSD, the Lyon County High School graduate was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an extremely rare type of bone cancer, on Monday, which was later confirmed by the University.
“My family and I are immensely appreciative of the outpouring of kind words, well-wishes, love, and prayers we have received in the last few days,” Brown told WPSD. “It certainly will be a tough year, but nothing that can’t be handled thanks to the amazing support group I have behind me at all times”
Despite missing the beginning of his freshman season due to injury, Brown was still named to the SEC All-Freshman team in 2018-19 and ended his rookie campaign with four top-20 finishes. Brown also participated in the Barbasol Championship this past July, which was held in Lexington. It was his first professional tournament and he finished at 10-under par. During his high school years, Brown was named KSHAA Player of the Year for golf in 2016 while finishing as the runner-up in both 2015 and 2017.
Brown is set to begin chemotherapy next week.
Let’s all wish him the best during his time of recovery.