LEXINGTON, Ky. – That there was some late drama and some tense moments down the stretch after seeing a 16-shot lead all but evaporate on the final day of the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational didn’t make Sunday’s championship any less special. Far from it.
After a five-year championship drought and a tireless preseason of hard work, focus and persistence, winning the Bettie Lou title this weekend was historic and defining no matter how the Wildcats did it.
It left their head coach, Golda Borst, who has preached to her team a belief of breaking through glass ceilings this morning, nearly at a loss for words.
“I am just so proud of these girls that I am having a hard time finding words,” Borst said. “I was trying to tell them how I feel and I am just having a hard time finding them. But, I am just...
COLLEGE GROVE, Tenn. – Senior Lukas Euler posted his 15th top-20 finish on the individual leaderboard to lead the Kentucky men’s golf team at the Intercollegiate at The Grove. Euler carded his third-consecutive round of par-or-better to finish in a tie for 13th and pace the Wildcats for the week in what was his season debut after missing the opening tournament as he played on the European Tour.
Kentucky tied for eighth in the 13-team field. Liberty edged South Florida by three strokes to claim the team crown. Purdue, Louisville and Ole Miss round out the top five.
“We are battling hard but success has not come our way just yet,” UK head coach Brian Craig said. “I told the guys to keep their heads up and that we will get better. It was nice having Lukas Euler back in the lineup and he played...
Kentucky men's golf team finished in 4th out of 15 teams at the General Hackler Championship on Sunday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. UK finished ahead of five ranked opponents, including No. 12 LSU and No. 26 South Carolina.
The Wildcats totaled an 869 over the weekend, five-over par, and trailed the leader Georgia Tech by 21 strokes. UK finished the day at 5-over par 293. Texas A&M finished second with an 11-under 853, and Virginia jumped UK on the final day after a 12-under 276 for an 859 overall.
Four players finished in the top 25 for Kentucky. Of UK's starters, senior Chip McDanielcarded the best day for UK with a 70, and was the highest-finishing Wildcat after tying for 12th. McDaniel's 70 was the third-lowest round of the tournament for UK, with classmate Cooper Musselm...
The Lady Cats finish their 2017 Fall Season in an odd way. The final round of the Landfall Tradition was canceled due to weather conditions and the tournament was called after only 36 holes. The Wildcats ended up in 12th and finished above No. 14 Florida, No. 19 Notre Dame, No. 28 NC St, No. 32 Clemson, and No. 38 Penn State. No. 4 Duke won the tournament, one shot above No. 2 Alabama.
The Women's Golf team finish the fall season with three top-10 finishes, a top-5 showing, and a 75.9 individual stroke average. As a team, they averaged 296.27 per 18 holes which would rank the season second-best in school history. The ladies will be back in action Jan. 9 against Florida Southern College.
Lukas Euler led the Cats as he tied for 2nd in the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational. Euler shot 4-under in the three-day event as he was one of four players to shoot under par on the tournament. The Widlcats finished in 4th as Alabama took 1st, Kennesaw State 2nd and South Alabama in 3rd.
This fall season is arguably one of the best in the Brian Craig as the Cats won it's first three events and broke records in the process. The Men's team will return to action on Feb. 18 at the Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Riding the hot start of the 2017-18 season for Senior Chip McDaniel, the Wildcats have won their second team title in Cincinnati, OH at the Bearcat Invitational at Coldstream Country Club. McDaniel has now won 3 tournaments after shooting a -12 in the Bearcat Invitational (66, 67, 68).
As a team, The Cats shot a record, 32-under par (820) which is 19 strokes better than their previous record of 839 set in 2015-16. Arkansas came in second at 26-under par, Mississippi State came in third at 17-under par.
Head Coach Brian Craig stated, "This was a satisfying week for the Cats. It is always fun when the birdies are rolling, but I especially love how these boys stayed aggressive and finished like champions. And what can I say about Chip McDaniel? His performance was simply out...