Kentucky Men Conclude Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic
Who knew that strange sponsorships weren't just confined to college bowl games. They seem to have found their way to college golf as well. Anyway, the University of Kentucky Men's Golf Team recently competed in the inaugural Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic held in Georgia, just outside Catlanta. The team finished 7th out of the 12 team field.
This tournament was definitely a bump up in class, featuring 4 teams in the top 50. Kentucky beat one of those teams, #47 University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It was good seeing the team go up against some good competition, but finishing with a +28, 892 had them 37 shots off of the lead and 20 shots from the top 5.
Being a new tournament most likely meant this was a new course to the Wildcats, and seeing as how the teams that played better than Kentucky (with the exception of Minnesota) are geographically closer to the area, meaning familiarity with the golf course may have been a factor. However, that is pure speculation on my part.
Sophomore Stephen Powers and freshman David Snyder led the Cats, finishing +7 and +8 for the tournaments respectively. The Cats would not have a player inside the top 20 at the end of the day, which is crucial if the team is going to succeed.
Kentucky will return to action to close out the fall season October 29 in Greensboro, NC as they compete in the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.