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UK Sophomore Golfer Cullan Brown Diagnosed With Cancer

(Photo via UK Athletics)

(Photo via UK Athletics)

Cullan Brown, a sophomore on the University of Kentucky men’s golf team, has been diagnosed with bone cancer and has withdrawn from school, he announced on Saturday.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.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

10 Comments for UK Sophomore Golfer Cullan Brown Diagnosed With Cancer



  1. UK Truth
    3:33 pm September 1, 2019 Permalink

    Absolutely terrible!



  2. j
    12:47 am September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Best wishes brother!!!



  3. antiquefurnitureandmidgets
    1:18 am September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Praying for him and his family. It’s enough with cancer in BBN.



  4. Marcushur1
    5:47 am September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Praying for a full recovery. You have bbn behind you.



  5. chris43
    8:31 am September 2, 2019 Permalink

    So sad…so young things going great playing a sport at a D1 college and this happens. ?



  6. BluKudzu
    9:22 am September 2, 2019 Permalink

    I hate seeing anyone having to deal with this disease. It is indiscriminate in who it attacks and why.

    Only the greatest warriors are chosen to fight the toughest battles. This battle will be won. Beat this disease, return to what you love, we will be there with you, and for you every step of the way.

    Kick some ass Cullan Brown.



  7. CatsforNine
    9:37 am September 2, 2019 Permalink

    BBN is behind you, you’ll beat this an resume your career and education at UK.



  8. tdub
    11:06 am September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Prayers for him and his family



  9. RealCatsFan
    1:51 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    Kick its azz, Cullen! You have the prayers of BBN behind you to give you strength.



  10. UKFanSC
    2:37 pm September 2, 2019 Permalink

    In my prayers