For the first time this season, and for the first time since 2011, the University of Kentucky men’s golf team has won an event outright by winning the Bluegrass Invitational, held right here in Lexington, KY. That might sound bad, but when there are 15 quality teams participating at every stop, winning a tournament is no easy feat.
The Cats used a big Saturday to get to 13-under par, before firing a 1-over par final round to hold off the Auburn, Cincinnati and many others. Leading the charge for the Cats was senior Ben Stow, who finished tied for 2nd individually at 5-under par. This marks back-to-back events where Stow has played high level golf as he won the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate back in March.
Rounding out the quality golf for the Cats was David Snyder (T4, -4), Cody Martin (6, -2) and Stephen Powers (T9, -1). Rounding out the top five for the team aspect were the Auburn Tigers (-8), Cincinnati (+2), EKU (+18) and Bradley (+25).
The Cats next action comes April 25th when they travel to St. Simons Island, GA to take on the rest of the SEC in the SEC Championships. Following that will be the NCAA Championships, something that the Cats are pretty much assured of playing in.