Kentucky mens golf finishes ninth at Lake Las Vegas Intercollegiate Tournament


Dhaivat Pandya competes during the Bearcat Invitational. Photo provided by UK Athletics.

Aaron Benjamin, Reporter

The Kentucky mens golf team finished up the Lake Las Vegas Intercollegiate Tournament on Wednesday with the team finishing tied for ninth. The invitational was three days, from Feb. 27 to March 1. It featured 15 teams from around the nation. 

The first day, Monday, the team was tied for fifth at the conclusion of the day. Highest finishing in the first round for the Cats was senior Alex Goff. He finished tied for eleventh with a score of 70. Freshman Kevin Watts tied Goff T11. 

 Junior Campbell Kremer shot a 73, placing him T36. He was followed by graduate student Dhaivat Pandya who finished T48, shooting 74. Lastly for the Wildcats was graduate student Garrett Wood, who shot a 78, placing him T72 after the first day. 

 Going into the second day after a solid first day, Kentucky looked to hang in the top-5. 

 The second day would end up being a good day for the Cats as they would move up into T4 overall. 

 Goff would lead the Cats once again in the second round, adding three to his first-round score of 70, placing T11. Pandya shot 73, tying Goff. Watts placed third in the group of five for UK, shooting 78, T36.

 Kremer shot a 76, placing T42 for the day. Finally, Wood shot a 76, two strokes better than day one, putting him T66 through the first two days. 

 The Wildcats looked good going into the third day, sitting in the top third of the field. 

 Individually for the Cats, Goff would once again lead the squad. He shot a 72, T-15. Pandya came in second for UK, shooting 80 and placing T40. Kremer finished T44, shooting 75 while Watts matched Pandya shooting 80, placing T55. Finally, Wood finished T60, shooting a 75. 

 Next up, Kentucky will head to Statesboro, Georgia to take part in the Schenkel Invitational hosted by Georgia Southern. The event will take place Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19.