With a starting five full of veteran experience, the Kentucky Men’s Golf Team proved they’re ready for elite competition this weekend in Zionsville, Indiana. Competing in the Wolf Run Intercollegiate, the Cats finished third place in a field of 14 teams.
The starting lineup consisted of sophomores Lukas Euler and Fred Allen Meyer, juniors Tyler “Chip” McDaniel and Cooper Musselman, and senior Stephen Stallings. All five combined to score a +7 over-par 575, ten shots better than fourth place and just one shot back of runner up Purdue. The Cats shot 287 on Sunday, one stroke better than Saturday’s 288.
Stallings and Musselman both tied for 11th place, each posting 2-over 144’s for the weekend. Stallings also managed an under-par round on Sunday, shooting a 1-under 70 that included five birdies.
Rising sophomore Fred Allen Meyer shot a 2-under 69 on Saturday, putting him in prime condition to finish well for the weekend. On Sunday he faced a minor setback of 76, but was still efficient enough to finish tied for 14th place. Meyer posted a weekend score of 3-over 145, just one shot back of teammates Stallings and Musselman.
Tied for 18th place was Euler, scoring a 72 on Saturday and 74 on Sunday to total a 4-over 146 for the tournament. McDaniel, arguably the Cat’s best golfer a season ago, posted a 4-over 75 on Saturday. But, the veteran had a nice Sunday, scoring a 1-over 72 to tie for 23rd place with a 5-over 147 weekend score.
To follow the top-3 performance by the Wildcats, the team will have a two week break from competition until they travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for the Cincinnati Intercollegiate. The tournament will be played at the Coldstream Country Club on September 26th and 27th. The 54-hole format will feature 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday.